An Essential Guide to Ella, Sri Lanka

An Essential Guide to Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella, Sri Lanka (B)

Ella is one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful towns. A laid back place surrounded by bright green tea plantations high up a mountain. It is the perfect place to spend a couple of days relaxing and slow travelling. Enjoying the atmosphere, the friendly locals, the delicious cuisines and the amazing views everywhere you turn.

The most popular route is to take the blue train from Kandy to Ella. Branded as one of the most scenic train routes in the world. This is one not to be missed. It does take around 6 hours as it is slow but it is so worth it as the train goes around the mountains and tea fields. Wave at the locals and the school children walking to school from their rural villages. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you are arriving from the Southern beaches, the easiest way to get to Ella is to take a bus. From Tangalle you will have to change in Matara. The bus is as crazy as any public bus in Sri Lanka and can sometimes put you at the edge of your seat as you are going a long the edge of a mountain road but the views are stunning and worth the ride.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: An Essential Guide to Ella, Sri Lanka
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Ella
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Louise Allonby
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Little Adams Peak
  • 9- Arch Bridge
  • Lipton’s Seat
  • Rawand Fall
  • Cafe Chill
  • Garden View Restaurant
  • The Rockface