Welcome to everyone’s favorite hill-country town, where you may relax for a few days at one of the many excellent accommodations available. On a good night, you may make out the faint glimmer of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, one of the many breathtaking sights seen via Ella Gap. Don’t be too chill, but do schedule in some time for leisurely strolls through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls, and views. After working up an appetite on the trail, reward yourself with some of Sri Lanka’s finest home-cooked cuisine and a revitalizing cup of tea.
Ella, one of Sri Lanka’s most alluring places, is hidden in the island’s foggy highlands, surrounded by lush green hills and flowing waterfalls. Many of the best things to do in Sri Lanka, like climbing Ella Rock or seeing the mysterious Nine Arch Bridge for the very first time, or gazing at the edge of the roaring Diyaluma Waterfall, or taking the legendary Kandy to Ella train through the tea plantations and mountain passes, are all right here.
Ella is essentially a pleasant and laid-back community where one may go to unwind, go on hikes, and get away from the sweltering heat of the southern coast. It’s a site where you may enjoy the natural beauty of Sri Lanka with its rich Sinhalese and Tamil culture, as well as the remnants of the island’s colonial past. And if you’re going there, you should definitely pick up some Sri Lankan cooking skills.
Many believe this train trip is among the most beautiful in the world since it passes through foggy forests, lush tea plantations, gushing waterfalls and streams, vibrant towns, and friendly residents.
The Nine Arch Bridge looms above the valley below, framed by beautiful woods and tea plantations. Days with low cloud cover in the valley have a mysterious, gloomy atmosphere over them.
If you are the type of traveler who is always on the lookout for breathtaking panoramas, the highest point on Ella Rock, with its sweeping vistas that include Ella, Little Adam’s Peak, and Ella Gap, is an opportunity that you do not want to skip.
If the idea of a long, hot trip doesn’t appeal, but you still want to get some exercise and see some of the Sri Lankan countryside, the trek up Little Adam’s Peak is a great option.
The 1.5-2-hour trek to Diyaluma, a waterfall that cascades from the Sri Lankan highlands, is well worth it for the breathtaking scenery and natural infinity pools.