Ravana Falls

Price Range

39.7 - 99.27

Overview

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.

 

History

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.

 

 

Best Time to Visit

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.

 

 

Places To Eat

  • Lanka Restaurant
  • Noname Cafe
  • Cafe Eden
  • Matey Hut
  • Ceylon Tea Factory Restaurant
  • La Mensa
  • AK Ristoro
  • The Kitchen Garden

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Monday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Tuesday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Wednesday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Thursday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Friday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Saturday : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • By Bus : Get on a bus from Ella town towards Ravana falls the price would be 50 rupees and it would take almost 1hr to reach from the center of the town. You can also take a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha bus terminal to Kandy Good Shed Bus Station Colombo.
  • By Tuk-Tuk : The journey by a tuk-tuk to the Ravana falls will cost around 300 to 400 rupees. You can take Tuk Tuk from the center of Ella in the to Wellawaya.
  • By Cab : You can take a cab or taxi from Kandy Good Shed Bus Station to Ravana Falls.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Locals : Rs 39.70 (100 LKR)
  • For Foreigners : Rs 99.27 (250 LKR )

Things To Do

  • There's a nice stop on your way to the Diyaluma Falls.
  • There are some local shacks at the parking lot, and you can make some nice pictures from the platform with the waterfall behind you.
  • You can also explore the nearby Ravana Caves.
  • Adventure in Ella Rock.
  • Visit Little Adam's Peak.
  • Enjoy the scenery from Nine Arches Bridge.

Address

Ravana Falls, Colombo - Galle - Hambantota - Wellawaya Rd, Ella, Sri Lanka

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FAQs

You can get on a bus from Ella town towards Ravana falls the price would be 50 rupees and it would take almost 1hr to reach from the center of the town. You can also take a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha bus terminal to Kandy Good Shed Bus Station Colombo. You can also take a Tuk Tuk from the center of Ella in the to Wellawaya.
In the dense forests of Sri Lanka's Ragla, Ravana's body is preserved as a mummy and guarded by snakes and hard animals. It is closed in 18 feet long casket.
You can visit various spaces near Ravana Falls. There's a nice stop on your way to the Diyaluma Falls. There are some local shacks at the parking lot, and you can make some nice pictures from the platform with the waterfall behind you. You can also explore the nearby Ravana Caves. Adventure in Ella Rock. Visit Little Adam's Peak. Enjoy the scenery from Nine Arches Bridge.
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.
You can have your food in different places near the falls. You can visit Lanka Restaurant, Noname Cafe, Cafe Eden Matey Hut, Ceylon Tea Factory Restaurant, La Mensa, AK Ristoro, and The Kitchen Garden.
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