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“Waterfall and Monkeys”
Review of Ravana Ella Falls

Ravana Ella Falls
Ranked #8 of 34 things to do in Ella
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Called at these waterfalls while visiting Ella.The falls are at the side of the road set slightly back but can be viewed from the roadside if you don't wish to actually go to the falls.The falls were quite high dropping into a pool where people were bathing and sunning on the rocks.There is also water coming out of the side of the rocks where people could shower.There were lots of monkeys coming down the hill side and down to the water to see what they could run off with!
We were approached by people wanting to sell you some sort of stones but just decline and they would leave you alone.Good place for photos.We were informed by our guide that the falls didn't have as much force at this time of year due to lack of rain but were still quite impressive none the less.

Thank maddogDoncaster
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We arranged a tuk tuk through the hotel to this place we paid 1000 rupees which is about five pounds and we stayed for about an hour and he waited for us. The falls are beautiful we did get in for a swim which was so good. The rocks are very slippery so you have to be careful getting in and out but once in the water is perfect. Not to be missed.

1  Thank LynseyUK55
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a lovely water fall located on the side of the road when you are travelling past Ella. easy access with a very good, caprptted road.

Thank LakpK
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Near the road. I wouldn't shower there.
Is enough to look at pictures from Google. When we were there you couldn't climb. Don't know if you ever could.

Thank korenm73
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Ravanna Ella Falls (aka Rawana Falls) is a great little place that we visited after leaving 98 Acres at Ella. The falls is located approximately 5-6 kilometres from Ella's local railway station. Our fantastic guide Palitha found parking just ahead from the bridge on the side of the road, only a few hundred metres away, but you could find it difficult if there are loads of others doing the same as space/parking is limited.

The waterfall is easily seen from the road side (at the bridge), but be vigilant when crossing the road, as the bridge is located on a bend (on a mountain highway)...the road is busy. Of course, water volume is dependent on the time/season when visited. We saw it at the end of July and the water flow was minimal, but still enough to be able to swim at the pool - only a short but slippery (at times) trek from the road, to the right of the bridge and "loosely" follow the track (and locals). Maybe during the monsoon season and after a rain storm, the pool could be dangerous (as well as the trek)....or impossible to reach/swim???

Apart from Ravana Ella Falls, the surrounding views are spectacular and there is no entry fee. I swam in the natural pool and although not very big, nor deep, it was sufficient for a dip and to briefly socialize with the local young adults also swimming in the pool. It also must've been an invite for the other "Western" tourists to join in, as there were only locals swimming initially.

Overall, and as it seems to be inbetween major tourist destinations, it is definitely worthwhile stopping at least for a quick visit, or for the more adventurous a swim in the natural pool and sit underneath the cascading waters of the falls.

1  Thank DJEargasm
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