The natural attraction of the month – Thudugala Ella Falls – A lovely nature excursion to the falls

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By Chananand [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons
A view of the Thudugala Ella waterfall in Thudugala | Image By Chananand [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons
The district of Kalutara is vast, giving tourists all the more reason to flock here. So, it is not just the amazing sandy beaches that are alluring about Kalutara, other attractions such as the Thudugala Ella Falls too contribute to the picture.



The route to the waterfall begins from Katukurunda junction through Mathugama road to Thudugala junction. One of the most beautiful places in Kalutara, the Thudugala Estate. There are several hotels such as Anantara Kalutara Resort for lodging options too!


The old building

Thudugala Ella waterfall: Old rubber factory
Thudugala Ella waterfall: Old rubber factory | Image Courtesy: TripAdvisor

The estate was owned by the British who dominated Sri Lanka long time ago. A bungalow from that era can still be seen on the path towards the waterfall. Although, it can’t be said that the structure is in mint condition. Instead, most of it lay there crumpled on the ground. Nevertheless, the sight is still fascinating.


For the nature lover

Thudugala Ella Waterfall
Thudugala Ella Waterfall | Photo Courtesy: Travel with DK

Walking towards the waterfall, nature lovers will be able to spot many lovely plants such as Ketala plants and giant pus creepers. There are several species of beautiful birds that peek from between the leaves of lush trees to say hello, the Yellow Magta and Dicaeum Erythornynchos are 2 common species spotted here.


For more reading: Thudugala Ella Waterfall – The Ultimate travel guide and tips to visit


The waterfall


What is most queer about this waterfall is that there is a tunnel that runs underneath the falls, this tunnel ends at the top of the falls. It is a common bathing spot as well. For more interesting facts on the falls, visit sites like Travel Kalutara.

Thudugala ella falls, Dodangoda, Sri Lanka. 🍃💦 Did you know that there is a tunnel runs under the waterfall and comes out on top at a side to it? . 😊📷 by Chamith Leonard Photography

Posted by Travel Kalutara on Sunday, September 17, 2017



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