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Duwili Ella Falls or Walawe Ganga East Falls is a milky flow of water that is suspended from a height of 40 metres. Nestled in Thanjantenna village, of Rathnapura district Duwili in Sinhalese translates to ‘dust’. The velocity at which the water pours makes the flow of water look like dust falling from the sky. Hence the name “Duwili”.
Thanjantenna is an archaeological village that is deep-rooted in history dating back to many centuries. Its historical significance adds to the cultural importance that the Duwili falls holds. The local community around the falls play a great role in adding to its warm and friendly ambience. The falls is enclosed by a shrubs and shielded with a pack of trees, that reflect the rich vegetation of these lands. The cold waters befit tourists to take a swim in the gushing pours. The rocks lined along serve as a protection for the swimmers and provides a stronghold for the novice to stay afloat as well.
The birds, animals and insects in the thick forests that surround Duwili play a pivotal role in the ecosystem. Their constant chants and noises make Duwili a perfect exposure of the woods. The environment is tranquil and provides moments of absolute privacy with nature, as Duwili falls is positioned in such a way! Sunlight shines in the morning leaving a golden hue on the waters and the beam trickles during the early evening. The nights are colder and is perfect to set up camp around a bonfire overlooking the falls and its rich pools of water.
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