Asked, which one is the most beautiful of Sri Lanka’s numerous waterfalls, everyone will give you a different answer, depending on personal preferences. Our own preference is: various sights due to various cacades, bathing opportunity, jungle surrounding and solitude. This is why we think, that Mannakethi Ella can be recommend as one of the most charming waterfalls in Sri Lanka.
Although Mannakethi is situated in only 5 km distance from Kitulgala, which is Sri Lanka’s major tourist hub for adventure holidays, it is rarely visited. The main waterfall is 60m tall. A bassin at the bottom is safe for bathing, though currents are strong close to the foot of the falls. Mannakethi has another pool below a wider waterfall consisting of several waterfalls, this upper level is just above this horsetail fall. Actually, Mannakethi consists of two waterfalls of quite different appearance, both are very picturesquely surrounded by rocks and dense vegetation.
The source of Mannakethi Fall is a river known as Girankitha Oya, which is a tributary of the Kelani Ganga.
See large photos of the two different waterfalls of Mannakethi Ella here...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka,