Ella is a small, charming town in Sri Lanka on the eastern edge of the Hill Country. It is located in a mountainous region, surrounded by valleys, waterfalls, and tea plantations. You can reach Ella by a train ride which lasts seven hours and goes through its stunning countryside. The train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is considered the most beautiful ride in the country that you will not be able to forget. You will fall in love with the calmness and tranquillity of the area. The warm home-cooked food after an inspiring hike will make a lasting impression on you and make you come back for more. On clear nights you will have the unique opportunity to see the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s south coast. We recommend spending at least 2 days in the hill-country village in order to truly feel the magical spirit of the place. It’s best to visit Ella from January until May.
1. Tea plantations
To get to the path which leads to Adam's Peak you have to go down Passara Road to the bottom of the town and then follow the road for a few hundred metres. It's a pleasant walk and can easily be done in less than half a day. On the left of a small garden centre, take the road which leads to the highest hill in the area. There is a sign that shows you the direction to Adam's Peak. The walk takes one and a half hours. The path crosses a lot of tea plantations and has an impressive panoramic view over the valley and the Kirindi Oya river.
2. Ravana waterfalls