24 October 2009
Waterfalls in Colombo District
Did you ever think that there are waterfalls in Colombo District? I was not sure until I saw above waterfall a few days back. In fact there are at least 4 waterfalls within Colombo District perimeter.
This waterfall known as Kumari Ella (Falls) is situated close to Puwakpitya in the historical Seethawaka Kingdom. You have to turn from Colombo – Avissawella Road towards Thummodara and continue about 2 km. If you travel further on the same road you can see three more waterfalls namely Ella Uda Ella, Ranmudu Ella and Dambora Ella.
This waterfall is very small in size (12 feet tall), yet quite beautiful especially during rainy seasons. The waterfall is made out of a tributary of River Kelani. Kumari Ella is a popular bathing spot as well but it is not the safest location for such activities. I have attached more photos of this interesting place here.
More about the waterfalls of Colombo District can be found in this interesting website - srilankanwaterfalls.net .