Bambarakiri Ella is a scenic waterfall located in the Rattota of the Matale District. This is a fabulous place to visit in Matale. The waterfall cascades in three parts. The height of the waterfall is 10 m. The area is considered the northern side of the Knuckles Mountain Range.
How to Reach Bambarakiri Ella Waterfall?
If you are coming from Kandy, Kurunegala, Dambulla, or Colombo, you must first arrive in Matale town. After Matale, you need to follow the B274 road from Matale-Illukkumbura-Girandurukotte. The distance from Matale to Bambarakiri Ella is 16 km. However, the distance from Rattota to the location is 6km.
Those who are starting from Ampara, Mahiyangana, Badulla or Polonnaruwa can follow the same route starting from the Hasalaka side. You can easily use Google Maps to find the exact location. Riverston is another well-known travel destination in the area. You have to follow the same route as B274 to reach that place also.
More information about Bambarakiri Waterfall
You have to walk at least 200m to get to the waterfall from the main road. The notice board with a bend has made it easy to find the place. There is a parking facility available for visitors. A few vendors and shops are also available near the waterfall. First you will see the old suspension bridge, from which you can clearly see the second cascade of the waterfall. The picture is absolutely enchanting for anyone. However, you should be careful when crossing the bridge.
You can walk very close to the waterfall. But don’t try to bathe in the nearest pool. It is dangerous and has caused a few deaths in the past few years. Anyhow, you can take selfies and beautiful photos there. Anyone can walk further to reach the first cascade of Bambarakiri Ella. But they need to walk a few meters towards the upper direction.
The Kunckles Mountain Range
The Knuckles Mountain Range and its forest reserve are an important biodiversity area of Sri Lanka. The Mountain Range covers a large area of both the Matale and Kandy Districts. The high plant diversity has made it difficult to enter the forest. There you can find many animal and plant species.
However, there are many beautiful travel destinations in the Knuckle Mountain Range. The Bambarakiri Ella and Riverston are some of the most popular places in the northern part of the Knuckles Range. The area is also superb for hikers and trekkers.
So, we request that you visit Bambarakiri Ella Waterfall during your tour in Matale. Sera Ella is another beautiful waterfall that is situated near the Riverston Mountains.
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