5 Awesome Things To Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella is known as a paradise for the hikers which is located at Badulla District, Sri Lanka. Here are the top 7 things To do in Ella. This small town is in the middle of misty mountains and tea plantations.

Best way to get into Ella is taking the train ride from Kandy, Colombo or Nuwara Eliya.

Here we go!

  1. Ella Rock

When we were discussing the things to in Ella, a friend suggested doing this in a morning. So I listed it at the top.

Ella Rock is a place which is attractive place Posing panoramic sights of the Ella Gap and Little Adam’s Peak After a tiring trek over lavish green tea plantations, waterfalls and paddy fields while relishing the sceneries, you can reach the peak.  The hike is a strenuous upward climb and the rock sits right at the edge, but it’s quite relaxed and large so you can give out and adore the amazing view after a tiring yet incredible hiking experience.

Tip: Go early much as possible to enjoy the sunrise.

2. Nine Arch Bridge

After the hike, we had to walk back along the railway tracks to visit an awesome architectural masterpiece of Railway history in Sri Lanka.

This iconic Nine Arches Bridge is made completely of stone — as in, there’s no steel involved at all. It’s also called as Nine Skies Bridge, so if you go under this pretty bridge, you can see the sky through nine arches.

Train times at the Nine Arch Bridge

Train passing the bridge 6 times a day. Since there is no point of staying on an edge of the bridge to watch out the train. Go early to the hill on the right side to get the best view. You can check times from small shops there.

Tip: You must be there on the bride at the right time to catch this beautiful scene.

3. Rawana Ella Waterfall

Even though we were so tired after walking along the tracks, we all wanted to visit Rawana Ella falls before coming back to Colombo. After having a fresh juice from a shop next to the bridge we took the footpath to the town to get a bus. Ella town is a small town with so much of local food shops and restaurants. from the town, you can easily get a bus to reach this magnificent waterfall with a clear basin on the bottom.

Rawana Ella falls is 25m in height and known as one of the widest falls in the country.  Shallow basin in the bottom of the waterfall gives you an experience of a natural pool with crystal clear water. But it is highly recommended to avoid climbing up to the waterfall on slippery rocks.

4. Little Adamspeak

Go for the sunset. Its bit away from the town. We rented a scooter for the day. That is the easiest way to explore the city. Drive through Namunukula road and turn to the right side road with the signboards. You can park the scooter and start the hike. It was so beautiful with the clouds across the golden sun rays.

Other than that you get to enjoy the nightlife there. This area is more touristy, you can find a lot of bars in the town which are really good spots to hang out with good vibes.


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