Bopath Ella Falls | Waterfall of Bo Leaf

Not to be confused with Bo Ella Falls

Bopath Ella Falls
Bopath Ella Falls is a waterfall in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka. The fall is about 30 m (98.42 ft.) tall and formed by the Kuru Ganga River, a tributary of the Kalu Ganga River (Abeyawardana, 2002; Kautzsch, 1983). Located near Kuruwita town, the fall can be reached by going along the Higgashinna-Devipahala road about 4 km distance.

The fall cascades in 3 segments resembling the shape of a Bo-leaf (Abeyawardana, 2002). Therefore it is named Bopath Ella. In the Sinhalese language, the word "Bo" means the tree of sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) while "Path" means the leaves. "Bo" is the holy tree under which Prince Siddhartha became Buddha (Kautzsch, 1983).

1) Abeyawardana, H. A. P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7. pp. 9-10.
2) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.28.

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