is the nearest waterfall to the Ella
town. Rawana Falls is located at a height of 25 meters above the Ella Wildlife Sanctuary
. This is a beautiful waterfall that is very popular among many local and foreign tourists with its three floors.
As the Rawana Falls is located on the Ella- Wellawaya main road, many travelers do not forget to stop and rest at this place for a moment.
Rawana Falls is very scary on rainy days. Rawana Falls is said that Ravana Falls resembles an areca flower with drying petals during heavy rains
. In dry seasons it does not appear so and flows very quietly.
Rawana Falls has three sections
and can only be reached from the lower part
and the middle part
of the waterfall. Going to the top is very difficult, it's scary. Going to the top is never recommended. Climbing to the middle of the waterfall and bathing should be done very carefully.
The lower part of the Rawana Falls is best suited for bathing
. At the bottom of the Rawana Falls is a fairly large natural swimming pool
where you can easily take a dip and swim, and play water sports. Another small pool to the side. It is best suited for bathing children and women. It is suitable for bathing only when the water is low.
Considering the legend of Ravana Falls
, it is named after King Ravana
who ruled Sri Lanka at that time. It is said that King Ravana
has abducted Princess Sita
and hid her in a cave behind the Ravana Falls, which later became known as the Ravana Cave
.History has it that Princess Sita
took a bath in a pool where the water of this waterfall was collected.
From Ella town you can easily reach Ravana Falls by walking, bus or tuk tuk.
How to reach:
The closest city to this place is Ella. This place is located about 4.9 km from the town of Ella.
10min (Ella town to Rawana Falls)
Ella- Wellawaya main road.
Best time to visit:
- Best for Scenery
- Best for Trekking
- Best for Photography
- Best for enjoying and relaxing
- Nature has gifted for you this place to enjoy
- Best for memorable place
- Best for self motivated
It is best to visit the Rawana Falls all days except heavy rainy days.
This place is in a very dangerous place. And be sure to follow the advice of local residents and security guards and travel only to places that are suitable for viewing.