Bopath Ella - Beautiful waterfall in Ratnapura District, Sri LankaPublished 1 months ago by LankaTricks
Bopath Ella is a waterfall situated near Kuruwita town in the Ratnapura District. This waterfall is one of the most tourist attraction places in Sri Lanka. It is 30 meters (98 feet) high and is created by the Kuru Ganga, a tributary of the Kalu Ganga. Kuru Ganga originates from the Samanala Kanda Mountains. The average water flow of this waterfall is not less than six cubic meters per second due to the annual rainfall in the catchment area of the falls is more than 5,000 mm.
The waterfall gets its name because its shape looks very similar to the leaf of the "Bo" tree when there is high water. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The surrounding of the waterfall consists of a rich biodiversity system. Access to the top of Bopath Ella is restricted to ensure the safety of travelers.
The road to Bopath Falls offers a fascinating experience to travelers. This waterfall is located around 3 km from the main road in Agalawatta village. Travelers can reach Bopath Ella on two access roads from Colombo - Ratnapura road. One road is at Higgashena Junction and the other is near Kuruwita Police Station. A similar distance is available from both routes to the waterfall.
There are many myths and beliefs surrounding Bopath Falls. One of the local people's beliefs is that an ancient treasure is hidden deep in the falls.
The Kuruwita Pradeshiya Sabha has constructed a car park and a toilet complex near Bopath Ella to facilitate visitors. Also, individuals operate restrooms with residential facilities to satisfy tourists' needs.
When visiting the Bopath Ella, travelers must protect the waterfall and surrounding area for the future.