One of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka, Ravana Falls is known for its rich history behind its name. Named after King Ravana, the waterfall is one of the landmarks associated with the Ramayana legend, a piece of ancient history valued by many. As per legend, the Ravana Ella cave behind the falls is where Princess Sita was held captive by King Ravana after he was smitten by her beauty. The Ravana Ella cave, which lies on the foundation of a cliff, is also an extremely popular tourist attraction on the island. Additionally, human habitation dating back 25,000 years were discovered in the cave. During your time in Ella, make time to visit both these attractions, where myth and reality becomes a blur.
With a 25 -meter water cascade that showers down a height of 82 meters from an oval-shaped rock outcrop, the waterfall presents a majestic sight to be appreciated!