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About Kuda Dunhida Ella

Kudadunhinda Ella is a sub part of that well known dunhinda falls. After passing 3.5 km from Badulla town in the mahiyangana-Badulla road, you can reach to this fall. There are two routes to reach kuda- dunhinda Ella.

When people come from Colombo area you can reach kudadunhinda Ella by using Rathnapura – Balangoda – Haputale – Bandarawela route. Distance is 225 km and travelling time is around 5 hours.

As well as you can reach this waterfall by using Kandy-Tannekumbura-Mahaweli Raja Mawatha-Mahiyangana/Badulla route. Distance is 225 km and travelling time is around 5 hours.

Main part of the kudadunhinda Ella is dunhinda Ella fall. Height is 63 meters. Dunhinda fall is very attractive water fall in Sri Lanka. Dunhinda means ‘dun’ means ‘gave/was given’ and ‘hinda’ means ‘evaporate’. Regarding this fall has historic story. Time period of the king Rajasinhe has a giant fern stuck at the top of the dunhinda fall, between two mountains. Can identify it as a dam, result of that is flooding Badulla town.

There are story regarding pussellawa that is spread around fern according to that ‘pus’ means fern. There is another meaning for ‘Dun’ .The Sinhala meaning is smoke. This fall located about 5 kilometers to the north from Badulla city. You have to walk about 1.5 km reach to the dunhinda falls from entrance gate. You can get fascinating experience when you walk to fall from entrance gate. Best time to visit the water fall is June and July months. This water fall is enriching with Uma ova, Hal oya and Small Rivers begin from Bandarawela and welimada area

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