Located on the road from Ella to Wellawaya, streaming from a tributary of the Kirindi Oya and cascading from an oval-shaped rock out crop, Ravana Falls is approximately 82ft in height. The falls is located close to the Ella railway station and forms a part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary.
The falls is named after the legendary King Ravana. Legend has it that that King Ravana had kidnapped Princess Sita as an act of revenge her husband Rama and his brother Laxmana for slicing and hidden her amongst the caves behind the falls.
The Ravana Ella Cave is a popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and it lies approximately 4,490ft above sea level on the foundation of a cliff.