Admire one of the widest falls in Sri Lanka - Rawana Falls
Nestled in the misty mountains of tropical Sri Lanka, Rawana or Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction of Ella city, which is currently known as one of the widest waterfalls in the country. The waterfall cascades down a height of 82 feet from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop, shaping an areca flower with withering petals during the wet season while the flow of water reduces dramatically in the dry season. Located inside the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, this waterfall has been named after the legendary king Ravana in the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. Legend has it that Ravana captured princess Sita and kept her in the caves behind this waterfall, which is now the Ravana Ella Cave. This cave is at the base of a cliff near the falls and becomes a historic site after excavations have revealed evidence of human habitation dating back to over 25,000 years ago.