#1 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 7 km from Ella Railway Station, Ravana Falls is a stunning waterfall situated in the hill town of Ella, Sri Lanka. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Sri Lanka and among the must include places in Ella Tour Packages.

Ravana Falls is about 82 feet in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. A part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, the falls is bounded by a thick blanket of forests and is considered as one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. The waterfall can get extremely powerful during the rainy season and said to resemble an areca flower with withering petals but its size is reduced dramatically during the dry season. The fall is quite impressive, and one can climb over some of the rocks to get a closer look. Visitors can get close and spend some time swimming, but be safe as the rocks are slippery.

The falls have been named after the legendary character Ravana, which is connected to the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana. According .....

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#2 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 9 km from Ella Railway Station, Ella Rock is a dramatic peak situated near Ella in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best hiking and trekking sites in Sri Lanka and among the must-do things in Ella.

Ella, a quaint little town ringed by verdant mountains has become a sensation among travelers. Amidst its many a delight, the trail to the top of Ella Rock is a bucket-list item of many who visit Ella. Though it is known as a quite challenging hike, the view from the top of the rock was thrilling. One can see the Little Adam's Peak in front, the petite village at the bottom and enormous ranges all around.

Hiking to Ella Rock is considered to be one of the biggest accomplishments for hikers and trekkers. While the views from the top of Ella Rock are breathtaking, it takes about more than 4 hours to trek up and down. The track up the peak is averagely strenuous and has quite a few interesting things to see. Walking through the beautiful path, the train track, bridge and .....

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#3 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 4 km from Ella Railway Station, Little Adam's Peak is the mini version of Adam's Peak, the pilgrimage mountain site of central Sri Lanka. It is one of the popular places of hiking and trekking in Sri Lanka and among the must-visit places in Ella.

Located at an altitude of 1141 m, the Little Adam's Peak got its name after its big brother, the holy mountain Adam's Peak, because of the similar shape. It provides a less exhausting and more pleasant alternative as a hiking spot to those who cannot hike on a mountain as big as Adam's Peak. During the trek, one can enjoy the view over the valley, relax, and connect with other travelers.

Climbing up the Little Adams Peak in Ella is one of the favorite activities of the tourists on their Sri Lankan holiday. It takes about 2-3 hours in total. There are two trailheads to start the hike for Little Adam's top. One of them is next to Ella Flower Garden Resort on the main road, and the other is located at 98 acres resort .....

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#4 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 3 km from Ella Railway Station, the Nine Arches Bridge is an ancient bridge located in the hill town of Ella in Sri Lanka. Also known as Ahas Namaye Palama or the Bridge in the Sky, it is one of the popular iconic structures in Ella and among the must-visit places as part of Ella Tour Packages.

The Nine Arch Bridge is a magnificent stone bridge built amidst lush green tea plantations, with stunning mountains in the backdrop. It is located at Demodara, between Ella and Demodara railway stations. This ancient construction is 91 m long and 24 m high and never fails to leave tourists spellbound at its beauty.

It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers. The designer of the viaduct was Harold Cuthbert Marwood of Railway Construction Department of Ceylon Government Railway. Popular rumors .....

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#5 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 53 km from Nuwara Eliya and 137 km from Kandy, the Kandy to Ella train ride is considered one of the most spectacular train trips in Sri Lanka and one of the top things to do in Ella Sri Lanka.

No trip to Ella would be complete without taking a train ride between Kandy and Ella or the other way around, as it is considered to be one of the most beautiful train trips in the world. This train ride lasts for 7 hours and takes you through stunning landscapes of green and lush tea plantations and mountain views. For a shorter trip, the section from Nanu Oya (near Nuwara Eliya) to Ella is considered the most picturesque and takes around 3 hours.

The train trip Ella - Kandy, and Kandy - Ella is very popular, both among tourists and the locals. It is highly recommended to buy tickets well in advance as the trains usually get fully booked especially on weekends. Tickets can be booked 37 days in advance online only at 12Go.asia as unfortunately, the Sri Lanka Railway .....

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#6 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 3 km from Ella Railway Station, Ravana Cave is a historical cave situated in Ella, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka with historical value.

At an altitude of 4,490 feet, the Ravana Cave or Ravana Ella Cave is located at the base of a cliff not far from the Ravana Waterfall. It is quite a small cave, measuring about 50 feet wide, 150 feet long and 60 feet high. The cave is a huge cavity in a rock which people say leads to an underground tunnel. There have been reports stating that the tunnel leads to an underground open area with a lake and rooms, which are assumed to be parts of Ravana's palace. It is believed to have been the cave where Sita was imprisoned. Excavations in the cave have revealed evidence of human habitation dating back to over 25,000 years ago.

The trek to the Ravana Cave starts near the Ravana Ella Temple. One has to climb 700 steps for going to the cave. There are short cemented steps, as well as makeshift .....

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#7 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 7 km from Dambatenne, 15 km from Haputale and 27 km from Ella, Lipton's Seat or Lipton Seat is a viewpoint situated in the Haputale mountain range, atop the Dambatenne Tea Estate. It is one of the popular vantage points near Ella.

Located at a height of 1970 m above sea level, Lipton's Seat is a beautiful tourist attraction that offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding verdant hills and tea plantations. The viewpoint is named after Sir Thomas Lipton, the founder of Lipton Tea. This precise spot is the place where Sir Thomas Lipton used to sit and contemplate his plantations. A statue of Sir Lipton greets visitors to Lipton's Seat.

From the summit, one will have a bird's eye view of the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces. On a clear day, one should be able to spot the Handapanagala Lake, the Chandrika Lake and the Udawalawe Lake as well as the Wedihiti Kanda mountain range. This place is also perfect to witness the best of sunrise and sunset. .....

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#8 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 30 km from Haputale and 40 km from Ella, the Diyaluma Falls is a stunning waterfall located at Koslanda in Sri Lanka. On Colombo-Badulla highway, it is one of the best waterfalls in Sri Lanka and among the famous Ella Tourist Places.

Diyaluma Falls is cascading down from a height of about 220 m (720 feet) with several beautiful natural infinity pools at different levels along its length. It is the second-highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. The waterfall is formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya. In Sinhalese, Diyaluma or Diya Haluma means 'rapid flow of water' or may be translated as 'liquid light'.

It has two different sets of waterfalls- the Upper Diyaluma Falls and the Lower Diyaluma Falls. The upper waterfall is beautiful and has pools deep enough to jump into, but the dramatic drop-off is at the lower part of the falls. The pools were cool and refreshing, especially .....

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#9 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 5 km from Ella Railway Station, Halpewatte Tea Factory is a tea factory located in the beautiful town of Ella. It is one of the largest tea factories in the region of Uva.

Amidst the green surroundings stands the Halpewatte Tea Factory produces 1.5 million kilograms per year. The factory was once a part of the British era which dates back to the 1940s. The Factory provides a range of supreme quality tea using the latest manufacturing techniques. A walk in the tea plantations of this hill town Ella will give you an unforgettable experience.

The Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory offers a guided tour for its visitors who wish to learn more about the authentic Sri Lankan tea. The tour usually lasts for 40 minutes to 1 hour. The tour commences with a short lecture on the different types of tea and the various procedures which go into making the tea. The tour comes to an end with a tasting session of the aromatic teas of the factory. There is also a tea shop where one .....

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#10 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 1 km from Badulla Railway Station and 21 km from Ella, Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple located at the center of Badulla town. Also known as Muthiyangana Temple, it is one of the sacred Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka.

Muthiyangana Temple is one of the sixteen sacred Buddhist temples in the country. According to legend, Lord Buddha, along with 500 Arhants, during his third visit to the island, arrived at Badulla by the invitation of King Indaka, the chieftain of the Deva tribe. At the end of sermons, Indaka had wanted something to worship in memory of Lord Buddha's visit. The Lord Buddha is said to have given him a few of His hairs and a few drops of sweat that turned into pearls. Indaka had enshrined these sacred hairs and pearls in a stupa at the site of his sermons. King Devanampiya Tissa (307 - 266 BC) further developed the original stupa and turned the site into a temple complex. Thereafter King Jetta Tissa I, King Dhatusena, King Vijayabahu .....

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#11 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 6 km from Badulla and 23 km from Ella, Dunhinda is a beautiful waterfall near Badulla in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka and among the must-visit places in Ella.

Dunhinda Falls flows down from an altitude of 63 m into a pool at the bottom. The fall is formed by a stream named Badulu Oya. The falls got its name from the smokey surrounding spray. The word Dun in Sinhala translates to smoke, and Hinda means 'evaporate'. It is also known as bridal fall, as the shape of the waterfall is similar to a bridal veil.

Dunhinda Falls is believed to have been occupied by the Vedda tribe, native to the country. During the reign of King Rajasinhe, a huge fern became lodged at the top of the waterfall which led to the flooding of Badulla. On witnessing this, the king ordered an individual named Ranhavadidaraya to clear the gate. After toiling for three months he managed to clear the water and the town re-emerged. .....

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Hill Station | Pilgrimage

#12 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 72 km from Nuwara Eliya, 92 km from Sigiriya, 110 km from Dambulla, 116 km from Colombo, 129 km from Ella, 137 km from Polonnaruwa, 140 km from Anuradhapura, 183 km from Trincomalee, 223 km from Galle, 245 km from Mirissa, and 321 km from Jaffna, Kandy is a scenic city located in central Sri Lanka. It is the capital of the Central Province of Sri Lanka and among the must-include places in Sri Lanka Tour Packages.

Set on a high plateau in the midst of the thick tropical forests and the tea plantations is the city of Kandy, the second-largest city in Sri Lanka. More popularly known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is known for its spirituality and laid-back charm due to which the colonial town is frequented by tourists as well as Buddhists, especially of the Theravada School. The well-planned town of Kandy added value to its legacy and never changed its roots for the sake of development. It was declared a .....

Distance (From Ella): 129 Kms
Trip Duration (From Ella - Including Travel): Full Day

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Hill Station

#13 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 53 km from Ella, 72 km from Kandy, 182 km from Sigiriya, 150 km from Dambulla, 168 km from Colombo, 188 km from Polonnaruwa, 227 km from Anuradhapura, 230 km from Mirissa, 267 km from Galle, 274 km from Trincomalee, and 412 km from Jaffna, Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful hill town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya district and among the must-include places in Sri Lanka Packages.

Often called the mini London, Nuwara Eliya is known for its picturesque landscape and temperate climate. The literal meaning of Nuwara Eliya is the 'city on the plain (table land)' or 'city of lights'. It is a perfect place to relax and escape the oppressive heat and humidity that surrounds the rest of the country as this is the highest town in Sri Lanka situated at an altitude of 1868 m. Overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is considered to be .....

Distance (From Ella): 53 Kms
Trip Duration (From Ella - Including Travel): Full Day

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#14 of 14 Places to Visit in Ella

At a distance of 21 km from Tissamaharama, 111 km from Ella, 164 km from Nuwara Eliya, 172 km from Galle, 225 km from Bentota, 247 km from Kandy, 283 km from Sigiriya, 304 km from Colombo, 336 km from Anuradhapura, and 373 km from Trincomalee, Yala is a national park located in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka. It is the most popular national park in Sri Lanka and among the must include places in Sri Lanka Tour Packages.

Extends over the Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province, Yala is the second largest national park as well as the most visited national park in Sri Lanka due to its high density of leopards. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Situated in Sri Lanka's south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Yala combines a strict .....

Distance (From Ella): 116 Kms
Trip Duration (From Ella - Including Travel): Full Day

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Most Asked Questions on Ella

  • What is the best time to visit Ella?

    The climate in Ella is usually humid with chances of rain throughout the year. The temperature during June, July, and August is comparatively hotter. However, the best time to visit Ella from January till May, as the weather is significantly warm in the morning and afternoon and one can witness chilly nights.

  • How many days are required to visit Ella?

    Ella usually requires 1-2 days to visit the most important tourist attractions. Ella can be mixed with near by wonderful destination like Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Colombo and Yala National Park by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Ella?

    Budget of Ella trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Ella tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 9200 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 13250 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Ella?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Ella like Ravana Waterfall, Ella Rock, Little Adams Peak, Demodara Nine Arches Bridge, Kandy - Ella Train Ride, Ravana Cave, Liptons Seat, Diyaluma Falls, Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory, Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya, etc.

  • What are the things to buy in Ella?

    Some of the famous things to buy in Ella are handcrafted items, tea products, gems, jewelry, souvenirs, etc.