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Ravana Falls is a waterfall attraction situated in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka and one of the widest waterfalls in the country.
The waterfall is named after a Demon in the Hindu Mythology, Ravana. Ravana was the ruler of Lanka and it is said that he kidnapped the wife of Hindu God Rama, and had hidden her in caves behind this waterfall, the caves are known as the Ravana Ella Caves. According to the Indian epic Ramayana, it was said that Ravana took this step to avenge his sister, who was humiliated by Rama and Laxmana. It is also believed that Rama’s wife bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall.
The Best time to visit is during the wet season of October as the waterfall is at its peak during that season. To beat crowds you can go early morning to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall for yourself.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.