The archaeological and historical heritage of Aradunu Falls

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Aradunu Falls

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30 meters

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The 30m-high Aradunu Ella Falls is so named because of its bow shape. According to folklore, King Walagamba (an ancient ruler of Sri Lanka) took refuge from south Indian invaders inside a cave found near the fall. There is also said to be a tunnel to the rear of the fall that leads up to Passara Raja Maha Vihara (temple).

Currently, the fall is dammed for the nearby tea factory and hydro-electricity project. As a result, the fall can only be visited during the dry seasons, when turbines are inactive.


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