Bopath Waterfall, Kuruwita

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Bopath Ella is a waterfall situated in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka. It has a shape very similar to the leaf of the Sacred fig or "Bo" tree, which has earned it this name. The waterfall is a major tourist attraction in the country. Local myths say that it is haunted and that it hides a treasure trove.LocationBopath Ella is located in a village named Agalwatte in Kuruwita in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka.WaterfallThe name "Bopath Ella" has been given to the waterfall because of its shape. The water flows through a narrow gap in the rocks and then widens, forming the shape of a leaf of a "Bo" tree which is the Sinhalese name for sacred fig (Ficus religiosa). "Path" means leaves of a tree and "Ella" means waterfall. Virgin forests with a rich biodiversity surround the waterfall.Bopath Ella is 30m high. It is formed from the Kuru Ganga, which is a tributary of the Kalu Ganga. Its mean rate of flow is 6m2 per second, and its catchment area receives an average rainfall of 5080mm annually. Water from the falls is used for paddy cultivation. Bopath Ella is also the most comprehensively studied waterfall in the country.Bopath Ella is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, since it is not far from the capital, Colombo, and is easily accessible. There have been unsuccessful attempts to use the waterfall to generate hydroelectricity. The path to the waterfall is lined with a number of shops and stalls, and it is somewhat polluted because of this commercialization.
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  • Hi, Its located between Colombo & Rathnapura (Gem city) and its take near 3 hours direct driving Colombo airport with 88 Km distance. The way of the place in very green and comfortable. Nice.....  more »
  • Everyone must go there Lovely and calm place surrounded with lovely nature You can bring your bags and other stuff Peoples are drinking sometimes so better to care yourself  more »
  • Service was good. But the food taste is terrible. Actually no taste. It's definitely not worth for it's price. The hotel looks not maintained well. They might loose business or ownerships might change recently. For foreigners please note that Sri Lankan foods are more delicious. Don't underestimate Sri Lankan foods from eating these kinds of places. Reasons you need to come here are washroom access and easy parking. Hotel is located nearest to the Bopath ella entrance. Few metres walk from hotel to waterfall. For hotel management: please cook good food. Since your prices are quite high we expect something good as return. Please maintain places in a good condition. Don't only focus money. Try to give good service for customers. Then you can gian more businesses easily. Lots of Sri Lankan businessmen don't understand this. I need to review this place, before people getting in trouble. To stop frustration afterwards. Last note : We had a chicken fried rice. Actually few small chicken, I would say extra small pieces in it. First frustrating point. Taste is not acceptable too. Then we had a chicken deval that has zero gravy. Very difficult to eat.
  • Worst and vey rude manager not waste your money.

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