Top things to do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella

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Ella

Ella Rock is located in the tourist town of Ella. It is a hikers paradise, offering a exquisite and rewarding view at the top of the rock. While the journey could be onerous, it is one of the best sights you will ever experience in Sri Lanka. The paths leading to the rock could also be confusing at times and it is important to get the right guides on your way. You will get to see the stunning view of little Adams Peak and Ella Gap at the summit.

Top Things to do in Ella

Ella Rock

Ella Rock is located in the tourist town of Ella. It is a hikers paradise, offering a exquisite and rewarding view at the top of the rock. While the journey could be onerous, it is one of the best sights you will ever experience in Sri Lanka. The paths leading to the rock could also be confusing at times and it is important to get the right guides on your way. You will get to see the stunning view of little Adams Peak and Ella Gap at the summit.

Little Adam's Peak

The Little Adam’s Peak is another hiking destination in Ella. Called the “Punchi Sripada” in the local language which also means - Little Adams Peak; as this has a close resemblance to the Adams Peak mountain where the footprint of Buddha is preserved.

Nine Arches Bridge

As the name suggests, the “Nine Arches Bridge” is a bridge with nine-arches. The Nine Arches Bridge is located between the Ella-Demodara railway station. The place brings significant tourist attraction because of the colonial era engineering of railway-bridges and the greenery that could be visible from the top. The structure is also significant for its engineering, as the bridge was constructed using only bricks, cement and water. The bridge is a 20-minutes hike from the Ella town. You also could take a tuk-tuk ride if you wish to skip the hike.

Ravana's Cave

Ravana Cave was used by King Ravana to hide Princess Sita. The Ravana Cave is said to be a connected cave to the Ravana Falls. History has that the cave was used by King Ravana to hide Princess Sita before taking her to Ashoka Vatika. Archeological excavations also revealed skulls that date back to 20,000 B.C. King Ravana has used this cave as a network of tunnels that could be accessed from the hills surrounding the area. The network of tunnels also connect to the Dowa Rock Temple in Bandarawela. The tunnels also reveal that they are man-made and not natural formations. Although a nice experience for history and Mahabarath lovers, the cave has a very steep hike that cannot be achieved by average tourists. If you were a hiker, you would love this place.

Ravana Falls

The Rawana Falls or Rawana Ella as called by the locals is a waterfall located in close proximity to the Rawana Cave. However, the waterfall which is quite visible from the Bandarawela-Wellawaya Road is called the “Bambaragama Ella”. These are connected waterfalls but only the Bambaragama Ella is visible on the highway. The waterfall is also visible on the train ride from Ella to Kithul Ella. The waterfall flows from the Bandarawela Hill Oya reservoir and may dry up during the dry season. So the best time to visit the place is during the monsoons.