Kalutara may be known for its idyllic beaches, but it is also home to some truly scenic waterfalls each offering a captivating adventure.
There is much to see during your travels to Kalutara, one of the most beautiful places here is the Thudugala Ella Falls. Here’s what you will see on the way.
Ingiriya in Kalutara is one of the most visited locations. Find out about places to visit in on your holiday to the district of Kalutara as you read on.
The Madu Ganga is one of the most famous rivers in Sri Lanka and is the second largest of its kind. It is extremely rich in biodiversity and nature-lovers and bird-watchers alike would definitely be delighted during the experience. There’s also a fairly old Buddhist shrine present on one of the islets.
The Nachchimale stream in Ingiriya is a necessary visit for any tourist or local that loves being amidst nature. This natural stream forms a pool at the foot of the hills and is in the forest; beyond lush greens and tea bushes. You can spend a day by this natural stream, relax, take a break, or even enjoy a nice picnic while you are at it.
The Runakanda Forest Reserve has a village with just three homes inside of it. One of the lesser explored reserves in Sri Lanka; this place is a wonderful haven for bird watchers especially if you love spending a day amidst the lush green nature. The forest is part of the bigger Sinharaja forest and has a similar terrain too.
Locally recognized as the Sinharaja Forest, the Paniyawala rainforest has a lot of things to observe if you stopover the place. From lush green surroundings to local birds and animals, this place is a magical wonderland to any person who loves the natural world and everything it has to put forward.
The Raja Maruna Ella Falls is a natural attraction which is about seven metres tall and can be found in the deeper parts of Kalutara. Located in between Baduragala and Hadilla, this waterfall also has a cave to its name, but it isn’t accessible unless during severe droughts. It is not advisable to enter them anyway.
Thudugala Ella or "Ella Pahala Ella" is the closest fall to the ocean in Sri Lanka. Being so close to the Kalutara it is a hassle free journey to make. But before you go check-out this thorough guide to know your way around and tips to visit.
The Makeli Ella Falls is a beautiful waterfall that offers scenic views and is worth a trip to if you are in Kalutara.