19 December 2010


This beauty was found in the northern part of Knuckles Range about 8km from Illukkumbura. The falls is known as Sera Ella and it is one of the many scenic places belongs to Thelgamu Oya.

There is a road that goes very close to this falls and you have to walk about 300m down a foot path to reach there. We did it in the hard way as we walked along Thelgamu Oya and on the way we found another waterfall (Upper Sera Ella / Small Sera Ella) and passed many attractive places down the stream.

All these butterflies were found during that jaunt.

To see more scenic images, explore this wonderful site - Scenic Sunday.


cat said...

Oh such a beautiful place!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous waterfall and butterflies.... What an incredible hike that must have been.

Merry Christmas.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes it is. Thanks a lot :)

Yep, it was a wonderful hike and we managed to see many beautiful places and wonderful things along the way :)

Thanks for your comments and wish you a Merry Christmas!

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beauty with us. I really like waterfalls like this.
Merry Christmas to you.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Mm, very beautiful.. seems to be a great place..

Anjana Gunawardena said...

So beautiful!

Hope that I can join with you for few trips soon (I will be somewhat free from next two months though). Can you please give you email id again bro? (Sorry for asking it again) :D

rainfield61 said...

You are a waterfall seeker.

clo said...

Hello K..
when i stop here ,i always have a nice moment of serenity..
a wondeful zen place..
have a nice Xmas..:o)

Dee said...

wow. I would love to take a dip :D But I bet it's full of kudallo?? in a way, i'm glad places like this are not too... 'discovered' by our folk (like marble beach)...helps it keep pristine... at least a bit :)

Rick (Ratty) said...

I love waterfalls. There aren't any waterfalls near my home, so I'm always happy for anyone who gets to see one.

Janith said...

That is a really beautiful waterfall! :D Water must be chilly, though? :D

Kirigalpoththa said...

You are most welcome and wish you and Betsy a Merry Christmas too!!

Yep it is one of the best places I have seen.

Yep, we'll plan some thing out for sure. Just drop a mail to kirigalpoththa@yahoo.com. :)

Not as good as George and Betsy though :D

Glad you like my pictures. Wish you a Merry Xmas too :D

This side is more towards eastern ridge of Knuckles. So we didn't see koodello closer to the falls. But on the other side (wet side towards Raththota) we found it was infested with them.
I agree with your comments. Some places are better keep them 'hidden'. By the looks of it Sera Ella is already quite famous and we saw few people there during our visit.

Wish there are waterfalls around your place, then we could see them through your wonderful weblog :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Water was quite chilly, but not unbearable like in Horton Plains.
Thanks for your comments :)

Frieda said...

That's a true beauty!

Anonymous said...

You certainly know what beautiful is. Keep flowing with the thrill of the water.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much :)

Natural Moments,
I'd love to keep my momentum like the flowing water of Sera Falls :D

Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

Beautiful fall. It makes me look forward to summer and swimming. That is a lovely spot. It would be frozen here today.

Naquillity said...

i could easily allow myself to get lost here. it's beautiful. i simply love waterfalls. they are peaceful. hope all is well.

Amila Kanchana said...

Aaah, another amazing nature escape,just about perfect!

betchai said...

it's beautiful. coincidentally, i dreamed of waterfall last night, and planning to hike to a nearby waterfall this weekend.

silent moments said...

Nature at its best !
never heard of this place before

Nicole said...

Your country is so full of Beauty and surprises. Love this and the shots in the last posts!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beyond My Garden,
Luckily these pools in the tropics never get frozen :)

Yes, the forest has so many things to offer and you can enjoy to the fullest here

Yep it is a perfect nature escape.

Hope you will see the waterfall you dreamt this week :)

Silent Moments,
Yep, it is not that famous but we saw quite a few people there when we visited there.

Glad you like these pictures :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments

Elizabeth.Blog said...

All Best Wishes to you into the New Year 2011!

Sharodindu said...


Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks and wish you the same :D

thanks very much!

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Spectacular setting! The pool looks very inviting.

Liara Covert said...

What absoultely timeless beauty. It leaves one breathless, speechless and completely at peace. Thanks to Bern for guiding me to this remarkable blog. Like Bern, you invite everyone to walk in Stillness, see nothing and thus rediscover not only inner beauty, but beauty in everything.

Anonymous said...

It is so peaceful. I bet with the sounds from the waterfall, it is a great place to sit and relax.

Loshini said...

Thelgamu Oya looks lovely. Mother Nature at her best? :) Btw...Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, K!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much :)

Thanks very much for dropping by and for your very encouraging words. Bern is a very good blog friend of mine and I really like his adventures and weblog.

Yes, it is a great place to visit :)

Yes, Thelgamu Oya is a marvellous place!
Thanks, and wish you a happy new year 2011 too :D

cat said...

I wish you a happy new year!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Cat and wish you the same! :D

dev wijewardane said...

great shot. I like the composition a lot. framing the waterfall with the greenery draws the eye straight to the falls in my opinion.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Dev,
Thanks. Glad you like it!
I'll post few more of this falls soon. Was busy last few days so could not post much :)