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Helboda Ella Falls

Helboda Ella Falls (Sinhala: හෙල්බොඩ ඇල්ල) is a minor waterfall situated east of Pussellawa town in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. The falls can be seen from Gampola-Nuwara Eliya road (A5) close to bridge 44/1 between mileposts 28 and 29 below Hellbodde Estate (Kautzsch, 1983). There is a general misunderstanding between the Helboda Ella Falls and the Delta Ella Falls which is located nearby.

The fall is created by the Helboda Oya, a tributary of Kotmale Oya (Abeyawardana, 2004). It is 5 m in height and cascades in two sections (Abeyawardana, 2004). There are more small waterfalls close to the Gampola-Nuwara Eliya road particularly during or after the rainy season and most of them lack any special name (Kautzsch, 1983).

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.241.
2) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.55.
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This page was last updated on 30 October 2023

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