Awesome things to do in Ella

Little Adam Peaks

The Little Adam is a small mountain peak and hiking up to the summit is an epic thing to do in Ella. Little Adams Peak also gives a magnificent view of Ravana waterfall and Ella Rock. The peak gives a magnificent view of Ella and its surrounding area. The hike is easy and requires no local or guide. Just locate and reach 98Acres Resort, the reception will guide you in the right direction. Or locate and reach Flying Ravana and you will find your way to the summit.

View the train Passing through Nine Arch Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky, the best examples of colonial-era railway construction. Located in Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. As the name suggests this the bridge has of nine arches and entirely made up of stone bricks and cement. The legends say the work on the bridge started, during World War I. The steel assign for the bridge was diverted to projects associated with Britain’s battlefront. As a result, the work came to a standstill, leading the locals to build the bridge with stone bricks and cement, but without steel.

The bridge’s architectural ingenuity and the profuse greenery in the nearby hillsides attract lots of tourists. The nearby area experience a huge rush of tourists from around the globe.

Every day number of train passes through this bridge and hordes of visitor comes to see the train to pass through the bridge, waving hands to travelers in the train, is an amazing thing to do.

Trekking Ella Rock

Ella Rock is the highest viewpoint in Ella, to see the beautiful green, cloud laden hill town of Ella. The trek to Ella Rock is tougher than Little Adams peak and takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit. Ella rock is a beautiful place to see the sunrise. A lot of people come to Ella Rock for the sunrise trek. Awaking early and trek up to the summit in dark is difficult. The trail passes through bushes, tea estates, and some dense forest patches. The trail is not defined, hence there is a chance of getting lost in the forest. So, it is advisable to hire a local guide for the sunrise trek. During the daytime, a lot of people come to trek to Ella Rock, so the chance to get lost is less.

Kithal Ella Railway Station is the starting point of trek which is approachable by road from Ella. From Kithal Ella Railway station, seek local help for direction and walk along the railway track. Following other trekkers is the best way to trek Ella rock without a guide.

Fly at Flying Ravana

Flying at Flying Ravana is another amazing thing to do in Ella. Located little downhill of Little Adam’s Peak, this 550 meters Zipline, is stretching over the beautiful, scenic tea estates. Flying Ravana is Srilanka’s longest and fastest Zipline. And you can take the ride for 20$.

Ravana Fall

Some 7 Kilometer away from Ella lies Ravana Fall. The waterfalls from a height of 25 meters and it is Sri Lanka’s widest waterfall. The fall is on the side road and every vehicle passing by stops at Ravana Fall. On the bottom of the waterfall, there is a pool to take a dip, but the place remains crowded.

Ravana Cave

Ravana Cave is related to Ramayan. The legend says the King Ravana abducted Sita and had hidden her in the caves behind.

Take a train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella or Ella to Nuwara Eliya

The train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella or vice versa is the most epic thing to do. The train passes through the beautiful steep mountains laden with clouds, beautiful green hills covered of tea plantations, old iron bridges, cascading waterfalls, and small villages. The scenic views are amazing and the best way to see Sri Lanka countryside. The ride is the most popular and most beautiful train ride in Srilanka. The ride is among the world’s most beautiful and most popular train ride.

Visit Diyaluma Fall

Diyaluma Fall is Sri Lanka Second highest waterfall. Located some 40 away from Ella on the way to Arugam Bay. A day trip to Diyaluma is a perfect adventure seeker. Adventure seeker hikes up to the top of Diyaluma fall to take a dip in nature’s infinity pool.

The pathway to the top is not defined and one has to make way through a dense patch of forest. It is recommended to go with a guide or a local.

Lipton Seat

Some 40 Km from Ella in the hill town Hapatula lies Lipton seat. Famous for several viewpoints. The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his burgeoning empire from here, and today it’s said you can see across emerald hills and tea estates to no fewer than seven different provinces of Srilanka. 

Ella Wala Waterfall

Some 25 Km from Ella, on the Ella – Wellawaya Road, lies Ella Wala Falls, a small but beautiful waterfall. Not the closest waterfall to Ella, but still people go there to enjoy a bath as it got a natural pool-like area to have some fun.

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