Kuda Dunhinda Ella is a waterfall that is a subset of the well-known Dunhinda Falls. If you travel down the Mahiyangana-Badulla road for 3.5 kilometers from Badulla town, you will come across this waterfall. Kuda-Dunhinda Ella can be reached via two different ways.
If you are coming from the Colombo area, you may reach Kuda Dunhinda Ella by using the Rathnapura – Balangoda – Haputale – Bandarawela road, which will take you over the mountains. The distance is 225 kilometers, and the journey time is approximately 5 hours.
Aside from that, you can go to this waterfall via the Kandy-Tannekumbura-Mahaweli Raja Mawatha-Mahiyangana-Badulla route. The distance is 225 kilometers, and the journey time is approximately 5 hours.
The Dunhinda Ella fall is the focal point of the Kuda Dunhinda Ella. The maximum height is 63 meters. Dunhinda Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka that is worth visiting. Dunhinda is a combination of the words ‘dun’ which means ‘gave/was given’ and ‘hinda’ which means ‘evaporate’. This fall has a significant historical significance. A enormous fern, which dates back to the reign of King Rajasinhe, is stranded at the peak of the Dunhinda Falls, sandwiched between two mountains. The dam, which is visible, is causing Badulla town to overflow as a result of this.
If you travel down the Mahiyangana-Badulla road for 3.5 kilometers from Badulla town, you will come across this waterfall. Kuda-Dunhinda Ella is a waterfall that is a subset of the well-known Dunhinda Falls. This fall has a significant historical significance as a fern, which dates back to the reign of King Rajasinhe, is stranded at the peak of the falls.
There is a legend about Pussellawa that is based on the fact that the word ‘pus’ is derived from the word fern. There’s another meaning for the word ‘Dun.’ Smoke is the Sinhala word for this. This waterfall is located approximately 5 kilometers north of the city of Badulla. To get to the Dunhinda Falls from the entrance gate, you’ll have to travel around 1.5 kilometers. When you walk to the entrance gate and let yourself fall, you can have an interesting experience. The months of June and July are the best months to visit the water fall. It is enriched with Uma ova, Hal Oya, and Small Rivers, which originate in the Bandarawela and Welimada areas and flow into this waterfall.
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