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Ella, Sri Lanka

Things to do in Ella

Guess where we're venturing off to today?🌍✨The enchanting hills of Ella, Sri Lanka! Tucked in between lush tea plantations and misty landscapes, Ella is the kind of place that feels like a secret whispered among fellow travelers.

Let's uncover some of the best things to do when in Ella, as well as some nice and cozy hotel/Airbnb stays! So, grab your virtual suitcase and join me on this journey as we discover the charm, the flavors, and the pure magic that makes Ella a must-add to your travel wishlist. Let's dive into the top 5 things to do in the heart of Sri Lanka, Ella!" 🚂✈️

1. Hike to Ella Rock

Lace-up your hiking boots for an unforgettable trek to Ella Rock. The trail takes you through tea plantations, dense forests, and finally to the summit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. It's an ideal spot for sunrise or sunset, so make sure you plan your hike accordingly. The views are stunning! 🏔️

Ella Rock hiking Sri Lanka

2. Visit Nine Arch Bridge

Check out the architectural beauty of Nine Arch Bridge, an iconic railway bridge surrounded by lush greenery. Timing is key here; try to catch a train passing over the bridge for that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. The bridge is easily accessible by a short walk from Ella town. 🌉

Nine Arch Bridge Ella

3. Take a Train Ride through the Tea Plantations

The train ride through central Sri Lanka is an experience in itself. The scenic beauty of Ella and its neighboring towns are going to make your phone battery go from 100 to 0 because you'll want to record it all. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes of tea plantations, misty hills, and charming villages. Don't forget to hang out of the train door for those Instagram-worthy shots. 🍃

Tea Plantation Ella

4. Visit Ravana Cave & Waterfalls

Visit Ravana Falls in Ella for a breathtaking natural experience. Take a short walk to the base, where you can enjoy the refreshing spray and, if you're adventurous, take a dip in the cool, crystal-clear pool but please, be very careful. Capture the beauty with some photos, and consider exploring the surrounding area for a peaceful nature walk. Don't forget to check out local snacks and souvenirs from nearby vendors.💦

Ravana Waterfall Ella

5. Sample Local Cuisine at Ella's Eateries

Ella is a haven for food lovers, offering a variety of local and international cuisines. Explore the town's cafes and restaurants, savoring traditional Sri Lankan dishes like hoppers, kottu roti, and string hoppers. Don't miss the chance to enjoy a cup of world-renowned Ceylon tea at one of the tea estates or cafes. They have a huge variety of vegan options as well that are super tasty. 🍛

Sri Lankan Food in Ella

Remember to soak in the laid-back and relaxing atmosphere, talk to the friendly locals, and savor the natural beauty that makes Ella a true gem in the Sri Lankan highlands.

Here are some cozy places to stay in Ella!

If you're going to this part of Sri Lanka and have some questions, please let me know, it'll make me happy to help!




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Dec 06, 2023

Wanna go live there


Dec 05, 2023



Dec 05, 2023

Love it! 💜


Doris Huremovic
Doris Huremovic
Dec 05, 2023

a kupite kucicu tamo 🥰

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