Ella in Sri Lanka is a small laid-back town surrounded by the beautiful greens of tea. There are a lot of things to do in Ella. Take one of the most beautiful train rides from Nuwaraeliya to Ella and fall in love with the surroundings. You will probably end up staying longer than you actually planned to. Ella has a comfortable climate where the nights are cool and the daytime around 28 degrees.
Things to do in Ella Sri Lanka:
- Little Adam’s Peak
- Nine Arch Bridge
- Lipton’s Seat
- Diyaluma Falls
- Ella Spice Garden
- Rawana Waterfall
- Ella Rock
Little Adam’s peak
Little Adam’s peak is the nephew of Adam’s Peak. From the top enjoy the view over the valley, relax and connect with other travelers. From Ella Town to the foot of the mountain takes 45 minutes, and to get to the top around 15 minutes. The first 45 minutes are very pleasing as well when you pass a local village and tea plantations.
Nine Arch Bridge in Ella
This now world-famous bridge is located just outside of Ella Town and on the same way as Little Adam’s Peak. With a small 30 minute walk through the woods, you will reach a piece of beautiful architecture hidden between lush green tea fields. This is one of the things you must do in Sri Lanka!
Lipton’s Seat in Haputale is a great morning or afternoon trip from Ella. In the morning, take a short train ride to Haputale. Back in 1890, Mr. Lipton, planted the first seeds of what now is Sri Lanka’s biggest export product, Lipton Tea.
To visit the Diyaluma falls you will probably need the whole day, or at least if you are planning to visit it from the top. About an hour drive out of Ella is the foot of the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
Ella Spice Garden
Learn about the ingredients and create some delicious Sri Lankan food with super tasty flavors. Make sure to book in advance because the Ella Spice Garden class seem to be full every day.
Ready to escape a bit of the heat of the afternoon? A quick 10-minute drive from town is the Rawana Fall. It is located next to the main road so you can easily take a dip. Much easier than Diyaluma Falls. Rawana Falls has become a very popular site with both locals and foreigners stopping by to enjoy this piece of nature and a cool down in the water.
If you are up to a bigger challenge, hike to the top of Ella Rock. Little Adam’s peak is a laugh compared to this one. It takes 2 hours to hike from bottom to top. It can be done with a Tour guide or on your own but please make sure you asked the directions from someone you trust, like your Tour Guide.
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Weather in Ella, Sri Lanka
With its warm days and cool nights, the weather in Ella, Sri Lanka is quite perfect. Of course, it can’t be that green without rain. Best time to visit Ella is from January until May.
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