Andahalena Ella Waterfall
A nice small waterfall in Elpitiya.
Perfect for a half-day trip or day-trip if you also stop at a tea plantation and rice field.
Not very well-known among tourists.
WHAT to discover
The way to get there is an adventure, especially for kids. First, you follow a dinosaur footpath until you get to the forest. In the jungle you jump over some puddles, walk through a creek, cross several small mountain rivers and climb over rocks in order to reach the waterfall. Then you can either take the stairs or climb to reach the top of the waterfall.
A picturesque pool forms at the top, before the water cascades downwards. It is surrounded by trees. Truly beautiful and it’s just a short walk of about 20 minutes, where you will spot a lot of animals like tropical birds, chameleons and monkeys, too.
Unlike other waterfalls, here a bathing pool can be found at the top of the falls, where you will also meet some friendly monkeys.
Hiking shoes for better grip and towel for taking a bath.
Take some bananas with you to feed the monkeys.