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The Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Sri Lanka. This popular falls has its roots connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. The Ravana Ella (Ravana Falls) has been named after the brawny daemon, Ravana. According to the epic, it is said that after kidnapping Sita, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka had hidden her at the caves behind this waterfall. The cave came to be known as Ravana Ella cave. The place was at that time thick afforested region in the midst of wilderness. It is believed that Rama’s queen wandered around this place while she was confined. She also bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from these Ravana Falls.

The famous Ravana Ella cave lies 4500 feet above sea level on the foundation of a cliff in Uva. The grandeur of the Ravana fall is its wild look amidst wilderness. This place is one of the most sought after tourist attractions of Sri Lanka and is located 7 miles away from Bandarawela. The stunning Ravana Ella falls is situated a little more distance away from here and is known to be one of the widest falls of Sri Lanka. The water falling from the Ravana Ella, finds it course down in three stages for 9 meters and then bends itself in a stream. It is believed to originate from the dense Wewatenna highland.