Located in Badulla District in Sri Lanka, Ella is a quaint little town known for hiking, trekking, and lush greenery. Surrounded by green hills and dotted with waterfalls, Ella offers so much to do and see.
Ella to Kandy Train Ride
This is one of the most famous train rides in the world. The train will take you through the most beautiful parts of Sri Lanka’s upcountry. Keep in mind that reservation is necessary as there’s a high demand for the train ride.
Lipton’s Seat in Haputale
Making your list of places to visit in Ella? Then Lipton’s Seat should be on that list! – you could also take a look at Ella Sri Lanka for ideas. Lipton’s Seat is one of the best lookouts in Sri Lanka. It also pays tribute to Sir Thomas Lipton who created a tea empire. It seems that he loved nothing more than to look over his vast tea plantation from the place now known as Lipton’s Seat.
Little Adam’s Peak
For a bit of adventure, sign up for a hiking trip to Little Adam’s Peak. You will be at the top within two hours, admiring the gorgeous, panoramic views of the area. The trip down is quite easy, but if you want to reward yourself, pop into one of the little tea shops and enjoy a delicious cup of tea!
The Nine Arches Bridge
This is one of the attractions that are synonymous with Ella. Also known as the Bridge in the Sky, the Nine Arches Bridge is an excellent example of Sri Lanka’s railway construction during the colonial era. The builder was a local named P.K Appuhami; he built the bridge under instructions from British engineers.
Another adventurous and scenic hike in Ella, Ella Rock is a must-visit. The trail to Ella Rock is generally considered difficult, but needless to say, it’s rewarding. The entire trip will take about two hours of your time.