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 .
The Bopath Falls cascades in the shape of a bo (Ficus religiosa) tree (hence its name) and is the most comprehensively studied fall in Sri Lanka. Its source is the Kurugana River that later joins the Kaluganga River at Kurugaomaodara.
The average temperature of the area is 26.9 – 27.8 degrees Celsius and the annual rainfall of the fall’s catchment area is 5080mm. The mean speed of the flow is 6 cubic metres per second. The upper reach of the fall is made up of granite and biotite virin, and is covered by sand. The water from the fall irrigates the paddy fields of the Udakada and Kuruwita areas.
The fall cascades in three steps, each wider than the previous, totalling 30 metres in height. The fall can be reached from Colombo, 3 kilometres from the Colombo-Ratnapura road.
- Place: : Bopath Ella
- Location: : Agalawatta, Kuruwita, HiggasHena - Devipahala Road
- Distance : 12 Km From Hotel