Ella Rock, Ella

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Ella Rock, Ella - Address

Address: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, Ella, Sri Lanka

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

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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. 

Ella Rock Information

  • 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.

How To reach Ella Rock by Public Transport

  • By car
  • On foot

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  • Amazing views. Make sure you download or take a good map of the route with you before you go. Once you've finished walking along the railway line, the first 20-30 minutes of the walk is actually pretty tricky because it's not at all obvious where you should go. There are lots of locals trying to offer their services as guides and if you don't know where to go you might end up having to be ripped off by them. Also, go early in the morning if you can because we went late morning and even though it was cloudy it was still way too hot.

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  • Great view point worth the hike. If there is only one thing you have time to do in Ella this is it. Start early as its get really hot. Also make sure to explore the camp area as at the end of it there is another viewpoint Map to get there attached

  • Nice view over Ella and close by mountain tops (Litte Adams Peak etc.). The walk is fun (quite a distance over rail track) and sometimes a bit fickle if you try to find the way through the grass land if you have no guide or offline map. Better go early in the morning :)

  • Great hike! There are actually multiple roads going up the mountain. Don't let some local people try to 'guide' you up the mountain. Totally not necessary and they try to tell you that you get lost. Haha

  • One of the best places for a hike plus camping. Takes around 3 hours for the hike (up and down) We witnessed two view points. The hike is moderately difficult. Has picturesque views. Really worth visiting. There are several butique shops as well on the way. At the view point there is a villager selling tea. Wonderful experience.

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