Ella Rock

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  • Address: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure

Ella Rock is a cliff located near the town of Ella in Sri Lanka. Visitors wanting to visit Ella Rock must keep in mind that this trek is about 8 kilometres and is strenuous. Start your hike along the railways lines, passing through country-side tea plantations, where you can meet locals; follow the marked path and you will reach the top of the cliff and where you will witness a breath-taking view of the lush-green valley. The hike will take you around 4 to 5 hours depending on your speed and fitness level. 

  • Start early in the morning to avoid crowd and heat.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Do not wear shorts as the hiking path runs through thick vegetation where the chances of leech bites are high.
  • Hiring a guide is recommended.

  • By car
  • On foot

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  • Ella Rock Address: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Ella Rock Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ella Rock Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ella Rock(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ella Rock: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ella include Ella Rock in their plan

  • 32.43% of people start their Ella Rock visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ella Rock

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

92.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ella Rock

People normally club together Little Adam's Peak and Ravana Ella Falls And Ravana Caves while planning their visit to Ella Rock.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • If you love living green, then Ella is obviously a place to visit. Ella Rock is one of the place which proves it. Trekkers would love the place. It’s bit tiring to do the hiking. But it is definitely worth it. Once you got to the summit you will realize why we said so. The panoramic views it provides with mist and cloud covering the area, especially in the early mornings and the late evenings are something you should witness and that would suffice enough to say that you visited Ella. Total time for climbing up and down is 4 hours. Yes, sounds like a long journey. But the way up there is with full of diversity. If you are starting form Ella train station, you would enjoy the rail walk, and soon as you started climbing up, you will be passing a waterfall, the rubber tree forest and tea plantations. On a rainy day, it can be slippery, so better be cautious with what you wear for the journey. Wear something suitable for a hiking and towards the end of the hike, route will get bit harder with the steep, still manageable.

  • Ella rock is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Ella Rock is an easy hike for a very nice reward at the end: the view in the Rock is amazing. The way to go is easy with the attached map but if you do not have it there are blue painting marks showing different directions, but they all go all the way to the Rock). Be careful with the people around, they enjoy to tell you wrong direction so you "realize that you need a guide". But you do not need a guide. Do not forget to take a snack and a bottle of water. Hiking shoes are not useful but you should bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun. If you are lucky you might see a train go by.

  • Amazing views from the top. Breathtaking. Definitely worth the effort to get all the way up. A hint: paths are misleading to make you get a guide ;) beware 🙈

  • Good to start the climb before 6am. Within 2 to 3 hours can reach to top (depend on fitness). Fantastic views from the top. Get enough water and take your time on top to enjoy view. Highly recommended to people who love hiking.

  • Superb location to visit. Also have a hike. good for camping. Very cool air. highly recommended for travel.

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