Saturday, 5 May 2018

Bopath Ella Falls

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 35 meters tall and formed by the Kuru Ganga river, a tributary of Kalu Ganga river (Abeyawardana, 2002). Located near to the Kuruwita town, the fall can be reached by going along the Higgashinna-Devipahala road about 4 km distance.

The fall cascades resemble a 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 (Bodhi tree) while "Path" means the leaves.

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.

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