Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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  • Address: Demodara Bridge, Demodera, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Bridge, Family And Kids

Situated between the two railway stations of Ella and Demodara, is a viaduct which was built during the British Colonial period and is the largest viaduct in Sri Lanka. The bridge was built in 1921 with only stones, bricks and cement and without making use of any steel and is considered an Engineering marvel in Sri Lanka’s history. This bridge stands at almost 100 feet and has nine arches, hence the name Nice Arch Bridge. Locals say that when you stand underneath the bridge and look up at the sky, you will see nine skies through its nine arches and hence it is also known as “Ahas namaye palama” in Sinhalese language which means Nine Skies Bridge. Located at almost 3.5 kilometres from Ella Railway Station, a hike along the railway tracks will take you the bridge in about an hour. 

Demodara Nine Arch Bridge Travel Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Check the train schedule beforehand.

How to Reach Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

  • On foot

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  • Demodara Nine Arch Bridge Address: Demodara Bridge, Demodera, Ella, Sri Lanka
  • Demodara Nine Arch Bridge Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Demodara Nine Arch Bridge(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Demodara Nine Arch Bridge: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 35.4% of people who visit Ella include Demodara Nine Arch Bridge in their plan

  • 32.46% of people start their Demodara Nine Arch Bridge visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

People normally club together Little Adam's Peak and Kinellan Tea Factory while planning their visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

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