Ella Travel Guide

  • Colorful mountain village
    Colorful mountain village
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  • Tea plantations from the train
    Tea plantations from the train
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    whoa!!ella guest inn!
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Ella Things to Do

  • Ella Rock

    I left this tip for some time as I have not yet climbed it but 2 years on and I have still not so its advisable to put my tip together in the hope of maybe coming back to complete the mission. This walk starts at the railway station and you walk the old railway tracks watching out of course for passing trains.I believe it is a 2.5hour walk maybe...

  • Little Adams Peak

    If the thought of climbing Adams Peak scares you it is wise to do the baby walk Little Adams Peak a nice 30 minute ambient stroll through town and winding roads through the tea plantations the last bit is slightly steep steps. It shold note take you longer then 1hr depending on your fitness. Going in the morning to see the sunrise or at night time...

  • Rawana Falls

    I never managed to make it to the cave where Sita was supposed to be held capitive. I did in a moment of madness climb up alongside the fall and have a dip in one of the pools if you are brave enough you can skip across the waterfall and lie on one of the big rocks and suntan lots of the locals do. The water was icy but refreshing!!

  • Rawana Ella Falls

    Rawana Ella Falls is about 6 kn towards Wellawaya.It is claimed to be the wildest looking fall in Sri Lanka. In my opinion, the fall may not have spendid water falling down, the gully has made it to be outstanding.

  • Ella Gap

    A view from the Grand Ella Motel (former Ella Guesthouse) has commanded the best and spendid view of teh Ella Gap.

  • Little Adam's Peak

    It is a short walk of 45 mins from Ella to the Little Adam's Peak. You will pass by a tea plantation on the way up there. Your climb awards you a spendid view of Ella Gap and the surrounding landscape.


Ella Restaurants

  • cafe chill

    During my 4 days I stayed in Ella I spent everyday chilling at the Nescoffee bar which is now being rebranded as Cafe Chill. Downstairs is a juice and cocktail bar with funky seating whee you can enjoy a smoothie or a tasty margaritta. The terraced area is ideal for people watching and it is here where you can surf the net on high speed wifi or use...

  • Pizza

    I stayed at the guesthouse for 2 nights and as well as enjoying my breakfast here I also had dinner one evening. I opted for one of their pizza's which is cooked on a wood burning fire and is by far the most delicious pizza I have tasted in Sri Lanka it is cooked thin base like the Italians like it. It was rather large but I guiltily gobbled the...

  • Rice and Curry

    I visited this ou restaurant on a stormy evening and was well pleased I did what a warm welcome I received from the owner who is also the cook. It is a small family run business and the owner is also the cook, everything is freshly prepared.A good rice & curry takes a bit of time to prepare and it is a good idea to place your order an hour or so in...


Ella Transportation

  • The Mountain Train

    A vast majority of people passing through Ella will be taking the train to and/or from Ella. The train goes through the high mountains, winding slowly along the steeps, with views of the tea plantations and many little villages.The tourist agents will book all the tourists in the first class train, since there it is supposed to be more comfortable...

  • Comfortable & Reasonable Driver In Ella.

    Sampath is a good,polite, friendly, driver& a guide in Ella. He will do one day tours,Airport pick ups,Round tours as you wish.Reasonable prices with a very good comfotable aircon vehicle.Speaks good English so easy to communicate.

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Ella What to Pack

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    by jo104 Written Dec 24, 2012

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As this town is a gentle walking town trainers or walking shoes is advisable although you can still manage in flipflops. A rainjacket of some kind is always advisable to pack in. Also a small torch as street lighting is kept to a minimum for your stargazing enjoyment!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: perhaps a few plasters, ladies pack your tampons as you will even struggle to find these in Colombo. Nurofen is not available here and panadol is rather weak.

    Photo Equipment: Goes without saying batterycharger and converter plug or if european just stick a pencil in the dud top hole.

    Miscellaneous: sunscrean purchase at home but the local mosquito repellent is rather good

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Ella Off The Beaten Path

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    by jo104 Updated Feb 13, 2014

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    This is actuakly in Haputale but a good daytrip to do frim ella do leave in the morning before the mist settles for the day. Travel through the Dambatenna tea plantation where you will see lady Tamil tea pickers hard at work and men doing the weighing. There appeared to be a few crosses scattered here and there which made me wonder if some of the workers had fallen to their death. Lipton seat was the favourite look out of Sir Thomas Lipton who created the Lipton tea brand and is the highest point.

    The views are breathtaking so be sure ti take your camera alao enough change money to enjoy a cup of tea and sone shorties.

    I did the trip on a scooter which made it quite adventurous there is a small toll on the road and near the top we had to walk the last bit as the road was quite bad.

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Ella Favorites

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  • Haircut or shave by Janaka

    My hair was in need of a funky chop when it gets too long it tends to loose its body. Janaka has a small barber and hair stying shop on Passara road on route to Little Adams peak. He was a little apprehensive to cut a short choppy style on ladies hair even though he creates miracles un mens hair. But soon he gained his confidence and with a blade...

  • Friendly and relaxing guesthouse

    Ellas rock is a beautiful trip and a must in Ella. We have been to Ella for 3 days and stayed in Zion View guesthouse. The view is breathtaking, just opposite Ellas rock. The rooms are very clean and the food was the best in Sri Lanka we tasted. This place just opened 2 months ago, and already turns out to be one of the best places to stay in...

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