Ella 9-Arch Bridge

As one of Sri Lanka’s most recognizable sights, the Nine Arches Bridge is a must-see while in Ella. This bridge’s history is intriguing. During World War 1, the British ran out of steel and had to halt the building of the bridge, so the locals used stone and bricks to finish the job.

Since then, not a single piece of steel has been added to the bridge. Ella’s bridge, with its picturesque location, is a popular tourist destination. It’s tucked away in a forested nook in a charming town, with tea plantations dotting the landscape. Tourists come from all over the globe to see the vintage trains pass over this bridge. When considering the best places to visit in Ella, the 9-Arch Bridge takes the top spot.

  • Location: Between Ella and Damodara Stations
  • The bridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the ideal time to go is just before dawn.
  • There is no charge to visit.