Ramayan is a famous epic story in India about a divine prince named Rama who came to Sri Lanka to rescue his abducted princess Seetha from the king who ruled Sri Lanka then named Ravana.
The Ramayan was written by Valmiki, one of most epic written literature in the world. The places in Sri Lanka this literature refers to are still carrying the names related to the literature and this waterfall is one of such. There are many locations in the hill country of Sri Lanka that Ramayan literature left imprints on. Some places are now shrines for divine princess Seetha and prince Rama.
This waterfall, named after the king Ravana who abducted the princess.
The waterfall is approximately 25m high and cascade into a large deep pool. It is a breath-taking beautiful waterfall with a huge water flow during the rainy season but during the dry season the water of the fall decrease rapidly. These photos were taken during the dry season.
It is located in Ravana Ella wildlife sanctuary by the Ella-Wellawaya road. Usually, most of Srilankan waterfalls are hard to reach by vehicles and you need to walk steep pathways away from the main roads to see those beautiful waterfalls. But it is interesting that this Ravana falls is located just by a transit route and therefore easily accessible. But this beauty is always surrounded by visitors as everyone would stop their vehicles for a minutes or more to enjoy this amazing view before heading their way.