Bopath falls – Jumping in style..
Bopath falls is one of the popular attractions which draws numerous tourists worldwide because of its natural beauty. Bopath Ella is a natural wonder situated close to in kuruwita,RathnapuraThe fall derives its name from its unique heart shaped head which somewhat resembles the leaf of the sacred “Bo Leaf” (Ficus religiosa) .
When water level increases…shape become a bo leaf as its name suggest..
The Bopath Ella is situated at a driving distance from Colombo. Just drive for 3 hours from Colombo and you will reach your desired location. You will have to travel along the Colombo-Ratnapura highway and take a turn at the Higasthenna junction. From here you will have to further continue along the Agalawatte road up to Devipahala village to reach the site.
Bopath fall entrance
Reason why bopath fall has become most attractive place for local tourist is the cachment area of the fall is spreaded around large area and has enough space to bath for lot of people.
Unpolluted stream coming after the jump..
Bopath Ella (Bo-leaf fall) in Srilanka is one of the major attractions among the international travelers. If you ever visit this place you will be mesmerized by the spectacular sight of this water fall. The gushing sound of water rushing down from the slopes will tantalize your senses and transport you to a different world.
When water capacity is less..fall is like a bridal saree..
Lot of local people come here to refresh themself freely in widly spreaded natural swimming pool
Not only a bath but also a freah water therapy…
Water coming from falls cascades into the main stream here..
Many folk legends around the falls.
One is about a young man from Colombo, who visited the falls and on losing his way was helped and sheltered by a local village girl. A romance developed between the two and she became pregnant before his departure. He left promising to return but never did. Overcome with grief, she took her own life by plunging into the fall.Villagers say that her ghost haunts around the fall. She is supposed to appear as a floating blue light.
Hotels around. Hotel Minara.
Minara provides all comforts for the visitor. The basic requirements and more, it is there in all 11 rooms. A/C with attached bathrooms, hot water, TV, room telephones and tastefully decorated rooms along with public areas and the restaurant provides a haven for the visitor to the wilderness of the environs.
This is located just 50 meters before the bopath falls entrance and most propably fill with local tourists on weekends.For more information and reservations visit www.minarabopathella.com or call 045 2263610, 0777784362
Bopath falls Rock Chalets
Bopath Falls Rock Chalets as the name says it is a rustic, nature friendly holiday resort situated on the banks of the beautiful Bopath Falls in a picturesque village in Kuruwita. Bopath Fall Rock Chalets are for outdoor enthusiasts and the area’s abundant lush greenery and flora, the remote wilderness and of course the captivating Bopath Fall are for real adventure holiday
Due to many local tourist and because of there activities,bopath falls has become polluted in many ways.They just drop their remainings of food into the water and leave over polythine bags around.
“SO…LEAVE ONLY FOOT PRINTS AND BRINGS THE PICTURES AND MEMORIES ABOUT THIS BEAUTY” SAVE THE BAPATH FALLS TO THE NEXT GENERATION “