Thaliya Watuna Ella Waterfall in Knuckles

Thaliya Watuna Ella Waterfall is another beautiful waterfall that is located in the Knuckles Mountain Range. It belongs to the Kandy district of Sri Lanka. “Alakola Ella” is another name for the waterfall. This is formed by the “Hulu Ganga” river.

Thaliya Watuna Ella – Location

The waterfall is 33 kilometers from Kandy. Starting from Kandy, one needs to pass Katugasthota, Madawala, Wattegama, Panwila, and Hulu Ganga towns to reach the waterfall. The location is also not far from Matale City. Those who are starting from Matale can come to the Hulu Ganga town via Madolkale.

You need to go 3 kilometers further to reach the waterfall. The sign boards will direct you to the destination. The waterfall is situated on a tea estate called “Alakola Estate.” It is such an amazing place to visit. You can see some massive trees around the small route.

You have to stop your vehicle in a place where you can see the waterfall from a distance. Then you need to walk around 1 km to reach the waterfall. It is a nice little footpath along the Alakola Estate.

Alakola Ella

Thaliya Watuna Ella is also referred to as “Alakola Ella.” It is absolutely beautiful from a distance. A closer look, however, will bring out the beauty. Thaliya Watuna Ella Falls is another waterfall that contains two cascades. The total height of the fall is 50 meters.

Anyone can enjoy a bath at this location. Some spots in the pool are deep. So be careful when bathing. The waterfall is best visited between April and August.

Our Trips to Thaliya Watuna Ella

We visited the location once in 2019. It was a sudden visit, and we didn’t have the plan to go there first. We decided to go there after we came to the Huluganga Waterfall.

The road condition was very poor from Hulu Ganga Town. We’ve had a few issues with our three wheels. But the road is good for cars, vans, or any other four-wheel vehicle.

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(Cover Image Credit: Umesh Dilshan from Instagram)

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