Ella – Paradise in the Hill country of Sri Lanka
Ella is a small village in the highlands of Sri Lanka which is filled with tea estates, mountains, waterfalls and of course with some good air to breath.
Lots of people make Ella as one of their must visit destination in Sri Lanka due to many reasons. It has vastly developed as a tourist attraction lately, purely because of the beauty and the sceneries that you will die to watch. It’s that breathtaking.
– How to get here –
From Colombo you can take the Badulla bus and get down from Kumbalwela junction. Then you can take any bus going to Ella/Wellawaya road from there.
From Colombo you can take the train from Fort to Badulla. It will come to Ella Train Station.
From Nuwara Eliya, you can take the train from Nanu Oya station.
– Weather –
Not too cold not too hot. Best you will find in Sri Lanka.
It stays in middle, which remains in the comfort zone of 20-28 degrees Celsius.
– Places to Visit –
We would advise that you have to stay at least 2 days in Ella to cover the most of it.
Here is the list of things that you would love to do in Ella. Also if you are a trekking lover, you should definitely visit Ella.
1) Climb Little Adam’s Peak
Plan your visit in early morning or late evening for best views
2) Climb Ella Rock
Again same as above early mornings and late evenings are the best times
3) Nine Arch Bridge
Built with solid rocks in 1920s. Stay there until a train passes the bridge to capture some good photos.
4) Ravana Falls
If you love water and wanna have some splash time enjoy some hours in the water fall. You can spend some time swimming. But always make sure Safety First.
5) Tea Factory and Tea Estates
Area is filled with tea. If you wanna know how tea is made then plan a visit to Halppewatte Tea factory
6) Lipton Seat
Not in Ella, You have to come to Haputhale, 30-40 min drive from Ella. But worth going. It’s a famous view point with some incredible views.
7) Train tours
If you planning your journey from Nuwaraeliya to Ella, we suggest you to take the train as that will be a life time experience. You will capture some great photos.
8) Adisham Bungalow
Not in Ella, You have to come to Haputhale, 30-40 min drive from Ella. But worth going. Famous old monastery built in 1931.
9) Wisari Falls
About 10.15 km from Ella to Wellawaya side. If you love the water falls highly recommend visiting here. Bit far from Ella. That’s why mentioned it as the last one.
If you still have time, you can go to Dowa Temple, and if you love camping find some time to climb the Namunukula Mountain.
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Visit Ella and have some awesome time.
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