The Mysterious Hiking Gem Ella

Explore the Mysterious Hiking Gem “Ella” with our travel blog articles

Nine Arches Bridge

Little Adams Peak

Our hikers hidden gem Ella, a small town in the Badulla District, is approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.

Located on the Colombo-Badulla railway line, and the A16 highway (Beragala-Hali Ela) a part of the Colombo-Badulla road. Ella railway station is the 75th station on the Main Line and is located 271.03 km from Colombo. The station has one platform and all trains running on the Main Line stop at the station. The station opened in July 1918.

Things to do in Ella

Ella Rock

Little Adam’s Peak

Ravana Ella Falls

Nine Arches Bridge, Demodara

Visit Lipton’s Seat

Diyaluma Ella Waterfalls

Kithal Ella Waterfall

Ellawala Waterfall

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery,Ella a branch of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery, where people can learn Buddhism & practice meditation.

Dhowa temple, a 2,000-year-old rock temple, is located on the Badulla-Bandarawela Road. It contains a 12 metres unfinished Buddha statue carved into the surrounding rock.

Bambaragala Peak

Cocktails and Music


Ella Rock

Ella rock is also a popular hikers trail in Ella

Little Adam's Peak

Scenic peak reachable by steps & a moderate hiking trail, offering picturesque sunrise views.

Ravana Ella Falls

This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop. During the local wet season, the waterfall turns into what is said to resemble an Areca flower with withering petals. But this is not the case in the dry season, where the flow of water reduces dramatically. The falls form part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sactuary, and is located 6 km (3.7 mi) away from the local railway station at Ella.

Nine Arches Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky, is a viaduct bridge in Sri Lanka. 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 chief designer and project manager of the ‘upcountry railway line of Ceylon’ project was D.J. Wimalasurendra, a distinguished Ceylonese engineer and inventor. Popular rumours suggest that when construction work commenced on the bridge, the Great War began between the empires of Europe and the steel assigned for this site was reallocated to Britain’s War related projects at the battlefront. As a result, the work came to a standstill, leading the locals to build the bridge with stone bricks and cement, but without steel.

Lipton's Seat

Lipton’s Seat is a popular view point surrounded by the Dambetenne Estate in Haputale With impressive viewpoints and lush greenery fused with clear blue skies it is a trip worth your while.You will have to visit it in the morning or otherwise the mist will ruin your views. It is named after The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton is told to have sat here marveling at the scenery and estate empire he was building.

Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Falls is 220 m (720 ft) high and the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 361st highest waterfall in the world. It is situated 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Koslanda, the Falls are formed by Punagala Oya, a tributary of Kuda Oya which in turn, is a tributary of Kirindi Oya.

Kithal Ella

Kithal Ella Falls are situated in Ella town. It stands at a height of 23 meters.

Ellawala Waterfall

Ellawala Falls is a small but beautiful waterfall lying hidden inside the jungle on the Ella – Wellawaya Road. Not the closest waterfall to Ella, but still people go there to enjoy a bath as it got a natural pool like the area to have some fun. Nothing like an enchanting waterfall to provide you with a magnificent playground that you can truly enjoy.

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery, Ella-Sri Lanka is a place that help a lot foriegners to learn Buddhist phylosophy & practice meditation. While learning Buddhism They are interested in doing meritorious acts in the monastery to make merit which gives the happiness.

Dhowa Temple

Dhowa Rock Temple is a protected heritage site in Sri Lanka, situated in the central mountains of the Uva province. Dhowa is a small, ancient village situated on the Badulla – Bandarawela main road. The Dhowa rock temple is famous for its large unfinished Buddha image, carved into the rock face, which is considered an example of Mahayana sculpture. The temple dates back over 2000 years.The area gained the name Dhowa as it is located within a ring of mountains, with a river which flows across the plateau.

Explore the Mysterious Hiking Gem  “Ella” with our travel blog articles

Nine Arches Bridge

Little Adams Peak

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