Winter is coming! :p And it will be holidays soon, and Ella is one of the best places to visit during this period since it has a full package of activities including trekking, waterfalls, landscapes and railway hikes. So if you are going to Ella, Don’t miss out following activities.
Train Ride to Ella
This train ride is a must and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN RIDE in Sri Lanka filled with all the beautiful landscapes and scenic beauty. So book the train from Colombo to Badulla in advance because you don’t want to ride with tourists, jam packed in 2nd and 3rd Class but that is fun as well.
This is how you get to the infamous Nine Arch Ella Bridge. Start walking towards the bridge from Ella railway station. In addition to experiencing the small Railway hike, you also you get to walk through a long railway tunnel which is an added bonus to your experience
Ella – Nine Arch Bridge
Want to see something amazing and take some cliché photos? then this is the place. A small walk around 2km from Ella Railway station as mentioned above.
I highly recommend that you climb your way to vantage point and take your cliché photo before you leave the place. (Hint: Check with the railway station people for train schedule to take a pic of train from above)
Mini Adams Peak
This is quite enjoyable when you get to the top. You will be marvelled by the surrounding area that it covers. From cliché photos, to making an amazing memory it has everything and getting there is not hard because there are steps to climb up.
From Nine arch bridge you can ask directions from the small shop (that is near the vantage point on top) to get to Mini Adams Peak. And hey, you get to walk through Sri Lanka’s famous 5-star hotel “9 ACRES” and the view of that place from the peak is quite amazing.
Ella Rock Camping and Hiking
Are you a thrill seeker or an adventure junky? then this is one of the best experiences you can have in Ella. You could climb the rock as a one-day hike or one-night camping hike (Choice is up to you, but whatever you choose the experience will be unique)
Well, the name itself “Ravana” belongs to a legend from past. This waterfall is charming to anyone’s eyes and also you can have a nice bath here or you can lie down on a rock near the waterfall and enjoy the sizzling breeze.
This tour was a part of the project AIESEC CC – impactful traveller 1.0 which was sponsored by Rafters’ Retreat. Special thanks to both institutions.