Ella in Sri Lanka | The Best Things to do and Places to Visit

Ella is a small yet beautiful town in the district of Badulla in the province of Uva, Sri Lanka, which is administered by the Urban Council. Ella is roughly 200 kilometers (120 mi) east of Colombo and is at an elevation of 1,041 meters (3,415 ft) above sea level. 

The region is abundant in biodiversity, filled with many varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is framed by hills dotted by cloud forest and tea plantations. Due to its height, the region has a colder atmosphere than the nearby lowlands. The Ella Gap provides views through the southern plains of Sri Lanka.

A quick list of the awesome things to do in Ella in Sri Lanka:

  • Nine Arch Bridge in Ella – walk along the rails
  • Enjoy Endless Tea Field Views – Lipton’s Seat
  • Climb the Little Adam’s Peak
  • The 2nd Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka – Swim at Diyaluma Falls
  • A Fresh Shower at the Ravana Falls
  • Ella Spice Garden – cooking classes
  • Ella Rock Hikes

Now, we come to the most interesting part – things explained in detail in Ella

Nine Arch Bridge in Ella – walk along the rails: This already world-famous bridge is situated just outside the town of Ella in the very same way as Little Adam’s Peak. With a short 30-minute stroll through the jungle, you’ll find a piece of breathtaking architecture tucked in beautiful green tea fields. This is one of the things you need to do in Sri Lanka, especially when you visit Ella.  Have a drink in one of the cafés in the hills and pause for the train to come. The Nine Arch Bridge is 30 meters high and is available to visit all day long. The guards are only going to keep an eye on safety.

Enjoy Endless Tea Field Views – Lipton’s Seat: Lipton’s Seat in Haputale is a perfect morning or afternoon journey from Ella. Take a brief train trip to Haputale in the morning. Once you hit the station, get a tuk-tuk that drives you to the top where, back in 1890, Lipton established the first seeds of what became Sri Lanka’s largest export product, Lipton Tea. 

Climb the Little Adam’s Peak: The Peak of Little Adam is the nephew of Adam’s Peak. From the peak, admire the look over the valley, relax and get in touch with other travelers. It takes about 45 minutes from Ella Town to the foot of the peak, and about 15 minutes to get to the summit. The first 45 minutes are also very fun as you pass the nearby village and the tea plantations. Without a doubt, this is one of the best things to do when you visit Ella in Sri Lanka.  You will get a quieter spot as you step down and up (5 minutes) to the next slope. There’s no actual path, but you can get there with a little climbing. On the way back, pause at 98 Acres Resort for a cup of coffee or tea with a sight.

The 2nd Highest Waterfall in Sri Lanka – Swim at Diyaluma Falls: You’ll actually require the entire day to visit the Diyaluma Falls, or at least if you’re trying to visit it from the top. Around an hour’s drive from Ella is the foot of the second – highest cascade in Sri Lanka.  After discovering the foot, travel another 30 minutes to the top. Hike for about 45 minutes and hit a waterfall with tons of natural pools on various stages.

A Fresh Shower at the Ravana Falls: Ready to run away from the heat of the summer? The Ravana Fall is a simple 10-minute drive from the town. It’s right next to the highway, so you can take a dip easily. Far better than the Diyaluma Dropping. 

Ravana Falls is becoming a very popular location, with locals and foreigners visiting to admire this slice of nature and cooling down in the river. This must be one of the best things to try while you visit Ella in Sri Lanka.

Ella Spice Garden – cooking classes: Know about the ingredients and make some tasty Sri-Lankan food with different flavors. However, be sure you book well in advance because the Ella Spice Garden class seems to be packed every day.

Ella Rock Hikes: If you’re up to a bigger mission, walk to the peak of Ella Rock. Little Adam’s peak is a laugh in contrast to this one. It takes 2 hours to hike from the bottom to the peak. It can be accomplished with a reference or on your own, but let’s make sure you ask somebody you trust, such as your guesthouse manager, for guidance.

Ella Rock climb is a must-try activity when you visit Ella in Sri Lanka. 

Best Restaurants in Ella

  • Cafe Chill
  • In Reincarnation
  • Adam’s Breeze
  • AK Ristoro

Best Hotels in Ella

  • EKHO Ella
  • Ella Flower Garden Resort
  • Ella 100 View Cottage
  • Ella Heritage
  • Mountain Heavens
  • The View Ella
  • Zion View Ella Green Retreat
  • Levon Ella Sri Lanka
  • Misty Elegance – Ella

The Best Time to Visit Ella

With its hot days and cooler nights, the climate in Ella in Sri Lanka is great. Of course, without rain, it can’t be that lush. The perfect time for seeing Ella is from January to May.

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Ella Summary: So, it’s pretty clear that Ella in Sri Lanka is a fabulous town to explore during your Sri Lanka vacation. The hilly region is full of spectacular views and things to do. For soul-satisfying holidays in Ella, contact Overa Tours today.