Mapalana Ella Falls

Mapalana Ella Falls
Mapalana Falls, also known as Mapanana Falls (Sinhala: මාපලාන ඇල්ල), is a 148 m high waterfall situated within the monsoon forest south of Sri Pada Mountain in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka (Kautzsch, 1983). It is formed by the Elle Oya stream rising from Benasamanala (Kautzsch, 1983). The waters finally flow to the Kalu Ganga River (Kautzsch, 1983).

The fall gets its name "Mapanana" from the tea estate where the fall is located, southwest of Sri Pada Mountain (Kautzsch, 1983). The way is marked by road signs and boards helping travellers to walk near the bottom of the waterfall. There are also signs warning visitors about the danger of swimming in the pool below the fall.

1) Mapalana Waterfalls by Thishvish1997 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

1) Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.24.

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This page was last updated on 30 July 2023

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