Kalugala Gerandi Ella Waterfall & Camping on Gerandigala Mountain

Kalugala Gerandi Ella Waterfall is most discussing traveling destination among local travelers in Sri Lanka. The amazing waterfall is located in the Kalugala Village in Kandy District. This is not an actual single waterfall. It is a cluster of waterfalls. Cascades consists about total 7 waterfalls. The place is not only a destination for waterfall watching. It is a suitable place for camping, hiking and trekking.

If you feel lazy to read our blog post, then you can watch our Gerandi Ella video below;


Kalugala Gerandi Ella Location

The waterfall is located in the Kandy district. The nearest village is Kalugala and the nearest town is Udadumbara. Travelers who start their journey from Kandy, they have to cross 60km to reach this place. They need to come first to the Udadumbara small town. Then they need to turn their vehicle onto Kalugala village. Those who come from the Eastern part of Sri Lanka, They can come to Udadumbara via Mahiyangana. During their travel, they can also watch Hasalaka Rathna Ella Waterfall.


More facts about Kalugala Gerandi Ella Waterfall

Total height of all the waterfalls is 240-250m. It can be second tallest waterfall, if the total height considered as for single waterfall. The massive cluster of waterfalls can be observed from Kandy- Mahiyangana A26 Road. Rainy seasons give new life to Kalugala Gerandi Ella Waterfall and surrounded places. They are more beautiful and strong in the rainy periods. You can go near to all of these waterfalls without no risk.


Gerandigala Hike

The place is an ideal for a hiker. You can go to the upper part of the Kalugala Gerandi Ella waterfall. The hike is moderately difficult. But you should be brave to finish the hike. Some parts are very narrow to cross with the angle of 60-80. But you will be very happy after you reach the top of the Gerandigala Mountain. It contains large ground like surface.

You can observe many mountains and areas from the top of the Gerandi Ella waterfall. Dumbanagala, Yahangala, Kehelpothdoruwa, Galpadihela, Namunukula, Kokagala, Koboneelagala, Dothalugala, Nawanagala, Aliakotagala and Piduruthalagala are some popular peaks that you can observe from here. Further, you can observe areas like Udadumbara, Kalugala, Mahiyangana, Sorabora Wewa, Ulhitiya, Deanston Mini World End and Kalugala Village.



If you are planning to do the Gerandi Ella Hike with a proper guide, then we recommend Zen Adventures. They are very friendly guys and will take you to the top of the mountain. You can contact them easily with these mobile number:

071 085 7333 (Kalana)


Kulugala Gerandi Ella Camping

Most of the travelers who come from a distance will camp on the mountain. The large ground is absolutely fantastic for camping. You can bring woods from nearest forest. Water is available from the waterfall. But you should be careful from wild animals. The nights and mornings are cool with breezy.


Final Words

Kalugala Gerandi Ella Waterfall is a great place for all kinds of travelers. But you need to get permission for camping. It’s better if you can join with a guide. Always respect to the villagers and get some valuable helps for them. Don’t destroy the village and Surrounded environment of the waterfall.


(Gerandi Ella Falls Cover Image Credit: TRAVEL S H O T )


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