Skip Navigation LinksSri Salike > Waterfall > Rathnapura > Handapan Ella Waterfall


Handapan Ella Waterfall

  Province Sabaragamuwa
  District Ratnapura
  Nearest Town Rakwana
  Total height 23m
  Number of drops -
  Watercourse -
  Island Height Ranking -


The Handapan Falls (23m in height), springs from the 1230m-high Handapan Falls Valley and is the starting point of the Rakwana River. A group of aquifers is also formed here. The northern slope of the valley is situated between Kabaragala Mountain and Sinharaja Mountain. Handapan Ella is a very beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is near by Rambuka Village at Ratnapura district. It is a very cool area that rounded by mountaints. It falls from the top of the Rakwankanda hil. From Rakwana, take the Ratnapura - Deniyaya road and at the end of Buluthota Pass, it is a 4km trek along a difficult rocky path to the fall, which is located in the jungle near Paluna village. Alternatively, from Ratnapura take the road to Kalawana via Rambukka Rajawatte. Head towards Rakwana to see the fall. During the period of the Kandyan kingdon, this area was under the rule of chieftain Ehelepola Nileme. Local villagers believe that his treasure trove is hidden in the fall.