Friday, December 17, 2021

Bomburu Ella Falls

Bomburu Ella Falls
Bomburu Ella Falls is a waterfall situated in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. Originated from the Uma Oya, the fall is considered one of the widest falls in the country. The waterfall cascades through a few segments and a nice view of it can be obtained from the ground near the falls. The fall can be reached after about 2 km of a hike.

There is folklore on the formation of the name Bomburu. It is said that the royal tusker of King Rajasinha II (1635-1687 A.D.) once went into the woods after breaking its chain. No mahout was capable of catching the tusker and therefore, the king made an announcement that anyone who could able to catch and tame the tusker would be granted a gift. An elderly person named Wanasinha Mutta finally succeeded in catching the tusker and he had tied it to a root of a Bo tree. Since it was a root of a Bo tree, the people began to call the village as Bo-mule which later became Bombure.
Bomburu Ella Falls
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1) Bomburu ella falls by Buddhika.jm is licensed under CC BY 3.0
2) Bomburu Falls -Sri Lanka by Buddhima Prabath is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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