Ella - A Small Tranquil Town

One of these tear-shaped island's most attractive destinations in Sri Lanka is Ella. Standing at the height of magnificent Ella Rock, tourists will contemplate the mystical Nine Arch Bridge for the very first time. In our Ella tours and packages, you will be also offered a variety of interesting activities, from taking a hiking route and exploring the stunning waterfall to tea plantations as well as learning about the cultural history of Ella.

Ella travel guide information

Ella Quick Facts

Ella in Sri Lanka is a small tranquil town located in the Badulla District of Uva Province, this town is surrounded by a great number of lush tea plantations.

This is a famous place with nature lovers as it has a rich bio-diversity, dense with a great variety of flora and fauna.

Because of its elevation - 1,041 m (3,415 ft), Ella has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands. This is also the perfect weather to relax and take a hiking short trip.

Ella is home to more than 44,000 people and it offers you a wide range of beautiful places to discover like Rawana Falls, Ella Rock and Nine Arch Bridge.

Best time to visit Ella, sri lanka

January to March would be the ideal time to visit Ella since it will allow you to enjoy nature interactions and hiking without worrying about rainfall. The temperature is quite ideal which is between 24°C and 32°C, while the hottest months are from June to August with the temperature is might be up to 35°C.

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Sri Lanka Family Holiday

Negombo→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Ella
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See how adorable baby elephants sip on milk bottles at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Tour around Kandy town’s tourist highlights, including Sembuwatta Lake, Marketplace and Arts & Crafts showroom

Be immersed in Kandyan culture by watching a cultural show performing country dance forms

Visit the main attractions in Nuwara Eliya, such as The Golf Course, Trout Streams, Victoria Park, a working tea factory

Get back to nature with visits to Haggala Gardens and Lover’s Leap Waterfall

Take a walk through the aromatic tea gardens to Little Adam’s Peak

Enjoy stunning views of the Hill Coutry at Ella Gap, Rawana Falls, and Ella Rock

Have a fun time of exploring Negombo Beach and Dutch Canal

Negombo→Kandy→Nuwara Eliya→Ella

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Negombo→Sigiriya→Kandy→Adams Peak→Ella→Yala National Park→Colombo
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Climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress or the Lion Rock for incredible views

Do a soft hiking to Pidurangala Rock to see a beautiful sunset over the plains

Cycle the backroads of a Habarana village for an authentic rural experience, covering a catamaran boat ride and local lunch in a mud hut

Explore Dambulla Cave Temple, famed for ancient stone carvings and paintings about Lord Buddha

Visit the Temple of Tooth Relic and watch a colorful cultural show in Kandy city

Get active with white water rafting on the Kelani River at Kitulgala, ideal for beginners and experts

Participate in a night climb up Adam’s Peak to witness the next day morning beautiful sunrise

Hike to Ella Rock for stunning views of mountains and tea plantations, with a pass by Nine Arch Bridge

Have a heart-pumping zipline adventure experience at Flying Ravana

Wind down and explore the mystical Rawana Waterfalls and Ella Gap

Look out for elephants, leopards and other wild animals a game drive safaris through Yala National Park

Enjoy a leisure walk around colonial buildings of the Dutch Fort Galle

Negombo→Sigiriya→Kandy→Adams Peak→Ella→Yala National Park→Colombo

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Visit the old Dutch Fort of Galle with many outstanding landmarks and nice beach views

Hop on an eco boat ride for bird watching tour in Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

Have a fun safari exploring Udawalawe National Park and Udawalawe elephant transit home with plenty of wildlife encounters

Stop for stunning views of Ravana Falls and walking to Small Adams Peak at the sunset

Experience the inspiring train trip from Ella to Nanuoya, named one of the most beautiful in the world

Wander around the English country town of Nuwara Eliya, noted for Victorian villas, hilly tea plantation and rose gardens

Explore the cultural highlights of Kandy, including the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha and a Kandyan cultural dance show

Take a relaxing stroll around the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya, and the spice garden in Matale

Admire the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Go for a real Srilankan village experience in Habarana with a tuk tuk/bullock cart trip, and boat ride on a local lake

Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of Sigiriya Fortress or the Lion Rock

Get up close to the Buddhist relics, Shiva Temples and ruins of the ancient city Polonnaruwa

Enjoy romatic time relaxing on the pristine beaches of the Island Passikudah


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Uncover the first capital of ancient Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, with visits to its sacred sites like the Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanweliseya Temple

Take a sightseeing tour around the cultural highlights of Jaffna including Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Jaffna Fort,…

See the remains of the old Polonnaruwa capital with Buddhist relics, Shiva temples, and monastery ruins

Go for a Sri Lankan village experience in Habarana to learn about local life and cuisine

Climb to the top of Lion Rock at the ruined fortress of Sigiriya

Explore the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Discover the history of the Sinhalese kings at Kandy, visiting Dalada Maligawa and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Tour the tea estates at Nuwara Eliya and enjoy a scenic train ride to Ella

Visit Ravana Falls and Small Adam's Peak in Ella for superb views of surrounding valleys

Go in search of exotic wildlife at Udawalawe National Park with a jeep safari

Walk around the colonial ramparts and streets at Galle port town

Relax on the beautiful beaches in Waskaduwa, visiting a turtle hatchery


Feel the Real Sri Lanka

Negombo→Dambulla→Anuradhapura→Kandy→Ella→Yala National Park→Unawatuna
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Join a boat ride in the Negombo Lagoon by catamaran to see local fishing villages and markets

Admire the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Experience the unique accommodation in Habarana, a Watch Hut built on top of a Tree

Go for a real Sri Lankan village experience with many stops at local homes (Blacksmith, Saaree viewing family, Cookery session,…)

Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Pidurangala Rock for a history discovery and beautiful sunset views

Dip into the cultural life in the UNESCO-listed town Kandy with visits to renowned places and local schools

Board the scenic train ride from Kandy to Ella through misty mountains and lush green tea plantations

Free to explore Ella’s highlights, like hiking to Ella Rock, trekking to Little Adams Peak, or visit to Rawana Falls

Enjoy a thrilling safari in Yala National Park with plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities

Get close to the mighty blue whales and dolphins in Mirrisa

Take short city tours around the beautiful colonial town of Galle and the commercial capital city Colombo

Negombo→Dambulla→Anuradhapura→Kandy→Ella→Yala National Park→Unawatuna

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