The train ride from Kandy to Ella is known as one of the most scenic train rides in the world. Journey past mist clad mountains spread with carpets of tea, wave to the smiling tea pickers as the train chugs on. Enjoy cascades of the roaring waterfalls and the streams gleaming in the morning sun as they meander through the valleys rushing down to the ocean depths.
Welcome to beautiful Ella! It’s a homely locale with so much to see and do. Located at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level, Ella is blessed with some stunning scenic views that are beyond imagination. It the place for some real relaxation; cool, peaceful and very restful. Snuggle up in a comfy chair and view the Ella gap as you let your eyes travel over the distant mountains and into the mist drenched clouds. The Ella Gap is known for its stunning scenery and on a clear night one might catch a glimpse of the Great Bases lighthouse situated in the distant southern coast.
You can go mountain climbing and hiking to the top of the Ella Rock, the Bambaragala Peak or Little Adam’s Peak, visit the Dhowa temple – a 2000-year-old rock temple, visit a tea plantation and factory, enjoy a swim at the Ravana Falls, visit the Adhishm Bungalow, a monastery for Benedictine monks, the Bogoda Wooden Bridge that dates back to the 16th century and is thought to be the oldest existing wooden bridge in the world, Buduruagala ancient rock temple, Diyaluma and Bambarakanda waterfalls or watch the train arrive at the Nine Arch bridge, one of the most iconic British built bridges in Sri Lanka.