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Kirindi Ella Waterfall

  Province Uva
  District Badulla
  Nearest Town Pelmadulla/ Katupitiya
  Total height 116 m (381 ft)
  Number of drops
  Watercourse Kirindi Oya
  Island Height Ranking 10th


The Kirindi Ella Falls is the third largest waterfall. Placed on the Kirindi Ella watercourse the amazing Kirindi falls or Kirindi Ella falls is 116 meters in height which approximately stands to about 381 feet for its tallest single droplet of water. The waterfall type can be called as that of a horsetail. The Kirindi Ella River has several other sources at Kuttapitiya Kande. The river flows into the Denewak Ganga, which is a tributary river of the magnificent Kalu Ganga.

The stream travels 13km before the cascading point in the Kaluwaramukalana Jungle. It then flows via the Denawaka River to the Kaluganga River, located in the Bambarakotuwa Jungle. Local villagers say that there is a picture of a tortoise etched into stone here.

It can be seen when you go from Ratnapura to Pelmadulla and get on to the Katupitiya road which goes by a tea factory. You have to go along a foot path just beyond the tea factory and if you do not mind the wild grass and reeds, you could go quite close to the waterfall.