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THINGS TO DO
Some of the best things to do in Ella, according to most of the tourists, is hiking. Little Adam’s Peak, which is 1141 meters high, is a very popular hiking tourist attraction in Ella. The path leading to the Adam’s peak is marked with signs and is easy to follow. The trip takes 2-3 hours and the lush tree plantations surrounding the hike makes it even more beautiful. Ella Rock, is another hiking destination, but this hike is quite a strenuous one. This demanding hike is 8 kilometres long and takes about 4-5 hours. The view from the top is magnificent. You can hire a local guide or follows the signs along the pathway and trek yourself. Head out to the village of Demodara, along the way you will come across the Demodara Nine Arches Bridge, a viaduct built between Ella and Demodara during the British Colonial period. This massive bridge was built entirely of rocks, bricks and cement. Ella Spice Garden, located on the Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, 2 mins walk from the Ella Railway Station, this spice garden offers a variety of activities like walking tour of the garden and cooking classes. You can spend an afternoon here learning about various spices and ingredients along with enjoying a real Sri Lankan meal. A visit to the Halpewatte Tea Factory, gives you an insight into how the world-famous Ceylon tea is manufactured, step by step. You will also be able to purchase fresh, factory produced tea here. Ravana Ella Falls, this gushing waterfall makes a very impressive sight during monsoons. Located at about 6 kilometres from the Ella Railway Station, on the Ella – Kithalella Road, these falls are a part of Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary. Behind the waterfall is a cave, called Ravana Cave, where legends say, Ravana had kept Sita hidden after having kidnapped her.
Ella has untouched natural beauty, it is a perfect place if one wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and rejuvenate.
Below we have a list of things to do in Ella and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Ella getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Ella with confidence.