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 Uduhawara village in Badulla District, Sri Lanka.

Located in the mountain country of the southern Uva basin, the fall is about 40 m in height and is created by a stream that originates in the northeast slope of Kotakithulakanda (Kautzsch, 1983). The waters flow to the Hi Oya, a tributary of the Uma Oya stream which finally joins the Mahaweli Ganga River (Kautzsch, 1983).

A folk story associated with the waterfall mentions a pot filled with gold that no one could recover. The name Ravan is said to have evolved from Ranvan which means 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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