Sri Lanka is rich with waterfalls. Once you enter into hill country from which ever area  you will meet up with a waterfall in few kilo meters drive. We name most by it’s village names , mountain names or specific incident names.

It is really important you to have a plan of journey in hand as well as Google maps uploaded as most details are now available is great always to do the home work with contacting some friends who has visited those already or internet to get a realistic idea on best timing combination you can have .

So your home works make sure best out of journey ;there are few best practices to make sure you are safe and enjoy well

  1. Make sure you use a hat /umbrella as there is lot of rain in area most of times
  2. Use a rain coat when you go close by as lot of water spills if you have some issues with nose after caught to a small drizzle .also can be used same for rain precaution
  3. When you run close by grass be careful of leeches. you can find plenty attached just in few seconds .also have some medicine can apply or soap in hand
  4. Water raise very rapidly in rainy season so if any mud water comes , it is a recall for you
  5. Due to high water falls there are big pits so be careful if your leg into water… you may diminish in seconds
  6. Most rock surfaces are very slippery. one hit would indicates you how careful you should be
  7. For sure you love to have a bath at a waterfall /pool there . so make sure you have it safely specially where no big pits and no big rapids make your bath a fun and memorable .
  8. If you take any foods to eat or anything to drink make sure no garbage/ liter left at place and others comes after you feels the same fresh feeling you had
  9. Especially if any glass bottles cans, make sure no breakages of those and throw to water.Have found many a glass inside water pits and bad damages to foots . so please don’t be bad boy
  1. There are many small creatures near by a waterfall; especially insects like butterflies , crickets, grass hopper etc. make sure no harm for them .well about leeches I do reserve it for you to decide J
  2. Some of the most beautiful waterfalls are hidden in the forest .so it may be a walk of some good distance. Your experience in hiking and use of forest roads will make journey timing. So make sure when you leave to have enough time to return before getting dark. Timing should be about speed of slowest person .mostly at dark animals are coming out .so we are not allowed to sue their time as well as place ,this would tend to harm to human by animals even. So…

Here in this journey we count on water falls finds from Balangoda through wewalwatta to Rathnapura .


We have found below list too which comprises so some more water falls in list . you can enjoy it too

Hence the city rich with gems also rich with water falls .

In simple consideration we can see most of water spills more than 3m in height consider as water falls .

While seeking for main water falls we could see so many small falls which are very rich in water and wide enough to deliver to task .

We have stared journey from balangoda and directed wewalwatta through rassagala . then at first we met up with  allewala falls which can be seen from main road . there you may have to travel bit inside if you need to see start of same. But in 3 km from balangoda you can clearly see this fall beautifully from road .

Our first main location was beruwatta falls

The 50m high Beruwatte Ella Falls, set amongst tea plantations and a plethora of mountainous flora and fauna, is formed by the convergence of several brooks originating on the Rakshagala Mountain. The cascading waters of the fall have been poetically likened to pure white cotton and a length of loosened hair, flowing from a fairy in the heavens, free for anyone to comb.

Next was alupotha falls

This 68m Alupola Ella Falls derives its name from a nearby tea estate. It is served by a brook beginning at Kalugaldova on the southern slope of the Bathurugala Mountain (1047m). After being joined by numerous other small brooks, the water winds its way through the mountain jungles to Wewell Dola, where it forms the Walawe River. This is met by the Heendole stream before forming the elegant fall.

Next was dehena ella

Dehena Ella Falls is an impressive 73m in height and its source is a small spring called Gaslabu Ella. The stream, known as Dehena Dola, flows from Perya Udagama on Dehena Mountain and cascades in twin chutes from the plain of Udaamunatenna. Afterwards the water flows via Pandola to the Bambarakotuwa River.

Next it was mapalana falls

Way to mapalana falls through siripagama junction is one amazing ride. he Mapalana waterfall lies in the remote hamlet of Mapalana on the shadows of the Sri Pada mountain range. Mapalana can be reached by foot from Palabaddala which is the starting point of the Sri Pada route from Ratnapura. Due to this reason , Palabaddala becomes a quite a busy village during the Sri Pada season. Take the path to Mapalana from the Palabaddala (turn off at the wildlife office ?) and travel about 2 km’s to reach this hamlet. You will also see the Halmahi Ella from a distance on this path. The waterfall lies about 50 metres from the hamlet.


Situated amongst medicinal herbs, the 141 m high Mapalana Ella ( also known as Mapanana Ella) fall consists of three sections and is served by a stream (Minuwan Dola? Heen Ella Dola? ) which originates from the Thoranabandigala (or Kondagala?) in the Samanala mountain range. This stream joins Kalu Ganaga river further down. During the rainy season the simultaneous flows can be heard from up to 6km away.

According to legends, the fall gets its name from a local nobelsman (maapaa) who used to bath at this fall. The Maapaa-Nana (place where the nobel bathe) became mapanana and later Mapalana.

On our way back by 6 pm like road was empty.  A small aqua filled with 5 people was stopped by few people who needed ride shares. Road is so beautiful and clam . still some people want to use it and go back homes / main roads before dark. There may be animals coming out by dark.




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