The Sri Lanka beaches are well known for their idyllic looks and beautiful scenery. The Paradise Beaches in Sri Lanka stretch from east to west the beaches vary from long golden ones to the perfect wind and waves.
Ella has become a hot bed for tourists that visit Sri Lanka over the past decade. One of the newest attractions to be showcased in Sri Lanka which has a history for attracting visitors for a whole range of things, Elle got very famous very fast!
Ella is a mountain town in the Central Highland of Sri Lanka, about 1000 meters above sea level. Mainly due to this reason the train ride from Kandy to Ella is one of the most memorable in the world and it’s definitely the best way to get there. Although it is not a big place, there is plenty to do in Ella, from hiking trails to waterfalls or lounging at the cafes and above all visiting the Nine Arch Bridge.
The best way to reach Ella is by train. You can use normal vehicles but it will never be as breathtaking as a train ride.
Kandy to Ella train trip is considered one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Therefore we facilitate our clients to book observation deck, luxury air conditioned compartment, 1st class AC compartment or 2nd class non AC reserved seats. The train starts from Colombo Fort Railway station and it takes about 3 hours approximately to reach Kandy/Peradeniya Railway station where the scenic trip begins. The train would reach Ella approximately in six hours and certainly the most scenic part of the train journey is from Hatton to Haputale. During the journey the train goes passing lush greenish tea estates, many tunnels, farming fields, villages, various types of forests etc.
It will also be a good idea for travelers who go to Adam’s Peak in Maskeliya or White Water Rafting in Kitulgala to join the train ride from Hatton station and as a result experience the best of both activities.
Here is a list of places that you must visit during your trip to Ella and we can cover them all with our Ella Sightseeing Tour!
Little Adams Peak
Climbing up the Little Adams Peak in Ella is one of the favorite activities of the tourists on their Sri Lankan holiday. One can enjoy the view over the valley, relax, and connect with other travelers. It takes about 45 minutes from Ella Town to the foothills of Little Adams Peak, and around 15 minutes to reach atop. While some might find the climb a bit tiring, the whole journey is very pleasing while passing through the local villages and tea plantations.
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka often go for hiking and trekking especially if they are in Ella. hence hiking to the Ella Rock is considered to be one of the biggest accomplishments for hikers and trekkers. While the views from the top of Ella Rock are breathtaking, it takes about 2 hours to reach atop the hill. However, it is better to go early in the morning to ditch the crowd, and enjoy the views without any hassles or disturbances.
The Diyaluma Falls is one of the renowned Ella tourist attractions and is famous for being the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Located at a distance of about an hour from Ella, explore the various natural pools set on different levels at Diyaluma falls. One can enjoy swimming in the natural pools, and experience magic of nature at its best! When are you planning to visit one of the most serene top places to visit in Ella-
When it comes to Ella sightseeing, it is a must to visit the famous Ravana Waterfall. It is one of the main waterfalls to see in Ella that is located at a distance of just 10 minutes from the city center. One can also find tent accommodation being set up along with snacks as well as souvenirs near the waterfall site. While the views are breathtaking indeed, it is a perfect spot to enjoy some quality time with friends and family. Are you ready to visit one of the most charming places to visit in Ella, Sri Lanka-
Ella Nine Arch Bridge
Want to go off the beaten track on your Sri Lankan holiday- Head towards the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge which happens to be one of the best places to visit in Ella. Walk through the woods for 30 minutes to reach a piece of beautiful architecture hidden between lush green tea fields, and get a drink up in the hills at one of the cafes while you wait to wave at the passing train. The views are worth it!
Ceylon Tea Factory
For those who are in this beautiful town of Sri Lanka, you cannot miss a tour of the famous Ceylon tea factory in Ella. The tea from Sri Lanka is famous across the world, and there are many plantations you can visit in the area. You can take a day trip from Ella to Nuwara Eliya to visit one of the many tea factories there too. From the picking the leaves to embarking on a tasting tour, experience the best in Ella at these tea factory. Don’t miss out on one of the most interesting places to visit at Ella that provides a unique experience.
Located at an hours distance from the city of Ella, the Lipton Seat is a beautiful tourist attraction that offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding tea fields. Named after the founder of Lipton Tea, one will feel on top of the world while relishing the views. Being one of the many places to see in Ella, this place is prefect to witness the best of sunrise and sunset.
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