Things To Do In Ella Sri Lanka

Ella is a lush and green village in Sri Lanka which is surrounded by cloud forests and tea plantations. The village is located approximately 200 km east of the main capital of the island and is situated at an elevation of 3415 ft. above sea level.

So, if you are planning to go on holiday in Sri Lanka, after spending your time in some of the best beaches on the island, you may need to escape the heat and travel inland up to the mountains, which offers a cooler climate. Travelling through the mountain brings its own adventures and you’ll enjoy some spectacular views such as cloud forests, amazing waterfalls and pristine natural waters that will take your breath away. Seeing is believing.

Ella is one of the most popular destinations among the tourist. The main reason for people to come to Ella is to experience the hiking. There are numerous hiking treks with breathtaking views, all naturally designed to make your holiday more memorable and enjoyable. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

01. Mini Adam’s peak

It is one of the most popular hiking tracks in Ella. The summit can be reached within approximately 40 minutes from Ella town. Thus, it is not as physical as climbing the real Adam’s peak and so is known as the easiest and closest trek in Ella. However, breath-taking views accompanied by lush green tea plantations will provide you with a once in a lifetime experience.

Ella, Sri Lanka

02. Ravana Ella

Ravana Ella is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Sri Lanka and also offers one of the widest waterfalls on the island. The waterfall is located 6 km away from Ella railway station. At the top of the fall, there is a natural swimming pool which you can spend your time splashing and swimming in chilled water. However, it is recommended to take extra care when walking on the rocks.

Ravana Ella - Sri Lanka

03. Nine Arch Bridge

An upcountry train tour in Sri Lanka is rated as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. The journey takes you through lush panoramas of verdant vegetation and beautiful rainforests, passing dramatic valleys and soaring mountain ranges. You also get to visit the nine-arch bridge which is located on the Kandy-Ella railway network between Ella and Damodara railway station. The bridge was initially built by British during the colonial era but was finished by locals. However, it is one of the most beautiful railway bridges in the world and so should be on your list of place to visit.

Nine Arch Bridge In Demodara


04. Ella Rock

The world-famous cliff of Ella rock is located 8km away from the Elle town. However, to get there will involve taking a 2 hour trek from the centre of the town. The journey crisscrosses through the surrounding countryside, tea plantations, old railway stations, cloud forests, waterfalls and then up through some beautiful hill scenery, which is sure to provide a truly memorable experience When you finally reach the summit, you won’t be  disappointed, as a stunning panoramic view or Sri Lanka awaits you.

Ella Rock - Sri Lanka


The world-famous cliff of Ella rock is located 8km away from the Elle town. However, to get there will involve taking a 2 hour trek from the centre of the town. The journey crisscrosses through the surrounding countryside, tea plantations, old railway stations, cloud forests, waterfalls and then up through some beautiful hill scenery, which is sure to provide a truly memorable experience When you finally reach the summit, you won’t be  disappointed, as a stunning panoramic view or Sri Lanka awaits you.

However, be warned, the journey can be complicated, therefore it is advisable to get the help of a local experienced guide or prepare yourself with enough information before taking the journey.

You can also find some useful information on following sites.

https://www.visitella.com/things-to-do/

https://www.atlasandboots.com/ella-rock-how-to-hike-it-yourself/

http://www.whereyounow.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-climb-the-ella-rock/