Ella - Tiny Town in Beautiful, Lush Mountain Jungle
A unique Sri Lankan experience, in the small mountain town of Ella you’ll find yourself surrounded by cool, lush jungles and epic viewpoints. A nature lover’s paradise, Ella offers numerous hikes, adventures and scenic sites. The town has a cool, laid-back vibe very welcoming to travelers. You may choose to stay in a guest house run by a local family, or indulge beautiful starred hotel.
Favorite Things to Do in Ella:
Take an easy hike! Head up Little Adam’s Peak for a nice stroll through tea fields and a short climb to a highly rewarding view of the mountain valleys.
Get your heart pumping on the (moderate) climb up to Ella Rock. Bring your lunch and make a picnic at the summit, gazing out at the gorgeous hill country summits.
Feed mangos to the cheeky monkeys at Ravana Falls.
Lounge in a bean bag at the top of the Chill treehouse bar and restaurant in town sipping a frozen iced tea or a local Lion lager.
Sample the brews at Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory.
Follow the railway tracks to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, a perfect spot for vacation snaps that will wow the folks back home.
This sleepy village dwells in the heart of tea county. Accessible by one of the most scenic train rides in the world, let alone Sri Lanka, it’s remote location and temperate climates make it ideal for tea plantations. According to Sri Lankan mythology, the villainous Ravana is thought to have imprisoned Sita in the Rawana Ella Cave, a location you may visit and explore today.