Ravan Ella Falls

Not to be confused with Ravana Ella Falls

Ravan Ella Falls

Ravan Ella Falls (Sinhala: රවන් ඇල්ල; Tamil: இராவன் எல்ல) is a waterfall in the Uduhawara village in Badulla District, Sri Lanka. Located in the mountainous terrain of the southern Uva basin, this waterfall stands at a height of about 40 m (Kautzsch, 1983).

The Falls

The waters of the Ravan Ella Falls are from a stream originating in the northeast slope of Kotakithulakanda (Kautzsch, 1983). The flow of this stream eventually joins the Hi Oya, a tributary of the Uma Oya stream (Kautzsch, 1983). Ultimately, these waters join the Mahaweli Ganga River, the longest river in the country.

Ravan Ella Falls is mentioned in local folklore. According to a traditional story, there is a pot filled with gold that is under the waters of the fall and no one has been able to recover it. The name "Ravan" is believed to have evolved from "Ranvan," which translates to "gold."


#) LankaPradeepa.com extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.


1)  Kautzsch, E., 1983. A guide to the waterfalls of Sri Lanka: Tisara Prakasakayo. p.42.

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This page was last updated on 23 September 2023
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