Things to do in Ella

A Utopian little village amidst cloud forests and cascading waterfalls, calling out those seeking adventure and serenity away from the hectic city life.

A hot spot for backpackers, Ella is a tiny hillside village in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. The town is enclosed by plush mountainous surroundings, exquisite waterfalls, legendary caves, vegetation and boundless tea plantations, as well as numerous fascinating flora and fauna. It is perched at an altitude of 1,041 metres, 136 kilometres away from Kandy and 204 kilometres to the East of Colombo.

Aboard the captivating train ride to Ella, as it winds along the Central hills of Sri Lanka, through clouds, mist, hilly jungles and small villages. Trek the lush greenery, plantations, jungles and paddy-fields of the hill-country to Ella Rock and Little Adam´s Peak. Stop along the various viewpoints along the way to the glorious summit and marvel at the incredible spectacles of nature before you. Visit the Demodara Loop, known to be railway engineering marvel and walk along the Nine Arches Bridge, and take in the panoramic atop the Bridge in the Sky. Hike to Diyaluma Falls and bathe in the refreshing waters of Diyaluma Falls and Ravana Falls. Visit the legendary Ravana Cave and wonder about the era dated so far back in history when the Indian Princess Sita, from the epic Ramayana, was said to have been held hostage by the Demon King, King Ravana.