Asupini Ella Falls | Waterfall Crossed Over on Horseback

Asupini Ella Falls
Asupini Ella Falls, also called Ahupini Ella (අහුපිනි ඇල්ල), is a waterfall cascading in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. It can be reached by travelling through the Horewala-Deiyanwela road about 1.5 km distance from the Uduwella Bus Station. The fall is visible through the jungle.

The waterfall is about 10 m in height and originates on the upper course of the Maha Oya, a stream that flows through Mawanella, Rambukkana and enters the sea in the Negombo area (Abeyawardana, 2002; Kautzsch, 1983).

The name Asupini Ella is said to have evolved from "Asupitin Penna Ella" - the fall crossed over on horseback (Abeyawardana, 2002). According to folklore, a prince who escaped captivity from enemies had crossed over the stream at this spot.

1) Ahupni Ella by D.V.Mervin is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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.78-79.
2) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.56.

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