SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 8 – RAWANA FALLS

by Antonio Gil October. 28, 2019 375 views
Lunch time

Lunch time

Rawana Falls

Rawana Falls

♫♫ Ravana Falls, Ella Waterfall ♫♫

This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, and is located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella.

Historical legend

The falls have been named after the legendary king Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According to legend, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and had hidden her in the caves behind this waterfall, now simply known as the Ravana Ella Cave. The reason for the kidnapping is said to be a revenge for slicing off the nose of his sister by Rama (husband of Sita) and his brother Laxmana. At the time, the cave was surrounded with thick forests in the midst of wilderness. It is also believed that Rama’s queen bathed in a pool that accumulated the water falling from this waterfall.

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José Manuel 2 months, 3 weeks ago

#5 +1 #7 +1+1 #6 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 months, 3 weeks ago

🙏🙏

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Francesc 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Amazing set...I love falls ...Wonderful one

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately there wasn't much water this time of the year.

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Glo B 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I find ancient lore so fascinating! I'm a huge fan of the Ancient Aliens show and they often bring up Hindu stories and their connection to the ancient aliens theory...BTW I really love the last photo...I think it encompasses the beauty and mystique of the country. And the food looked appetizing too grinning

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I've seen some of the episodes of that show in Discovery too. Thanks dear friend, and yes, the food was really good around here 😀

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful series! Lovely camera work, as we have all come to expect from U2! love the hypnotic musical accompaniment to the beautiful video! Fascinating caption info, as well!+1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad you've liked it dear friend. Hope you have a great time with your son

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Buster Bruce 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Perfect in every way! Great shots, great culture, great intrigue!

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months, 3 weeks ago

You're too kind my friend. Thank you

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Marsha 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Love this post a lot, Antonio, so much interest and color. The monkey shots made me laugh - a good way to start the day 😊

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad I've made you laugh my friend smile

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heike 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Beautiful pictures of the waterfall. The monkeys always have the best places. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 months, 3 weeks ago

They know where people go to try to steal what they can smile Thanks dear Heike

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heike Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Maybe they are trained to steal. They bring their goods to their boss and get bananas for it, while he lives in a 2million dollar villa ... smile

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 months, 3 weeks ago

and the boss is a huge orangutang 😁😁

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heike Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Lol ! You're right, the boss is King Louie, well known from Mowgli!!!! laughing

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Russell Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

The food looks quite delicious and I love the landscapes. I hope you have more of the food of the region :)

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Not many I'm afraid. smile Thanks my friend

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Very much like this set. Have you more pics of food?

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I think so. Further on smile Thanks my friend

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