The hilly town of Ella, in the Badulla District of Sri Lanka, is an ideal destination for people trying to break the routine of the warm and humid climate of the coastal Sri Lanka. Ella, situated in the middle of a beautiful green countryside, is situated at 1,041 meter above the sea level and is surrounded by even higher mountains.
Wildly known as a backpackers’ paradise; Ella offers a variety of accommodation options to fit every travellers’ needs. This town has a nice laid-back feel to it and offers good variety of local restaurants and activities. Due to its elevation, Ella experiences an average temperature ranging from 22 to 28 degree Celsius which makes it an ideal all year-round destination. Ella has plenty to offer ranging from mountains, tea-plantations and cascading waterfalls to spectacular scenery and landscape, making it a perfect destination for morning and evening walks around the town. It makes an ideal base for people who want to explore the magnificent green valleys of Sri Lanka. Ella has something for every kind of a traveller. Climb up little Adam’s peak or walk along the railroads on the Nine Arch Bridge. Enjoy the endless tea plantations or get a shower under the Ravana waterfall or hike up the trail leading to the Ella Rock to enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the endless valleys. For the adrenaline junkie in you, Ella offers a choice of sports activities like paragliding, canoeing, camping, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, caving, train tours and wildlife safaris. For someone who wants to learn about the local community, Ella gives you a chance to understand the lifestyle of Sri Lankan locals whose main occupation is agriculture and farming. Walk thought the town and set out to explore Ella’s agricultural zone, where you will see paddy grown on mountain terraces similar to what you have seen in the postcards.
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