Hike to Ella Rock for beautiful views from the top
Standing at an elevation of over 1,000 metres above sea level, Ella Town is an ideal place to explore the rolling hills as well as take in stunning views of the green Badulla valleys, and hiking Ella Rock is a fun and rewarding journey for all nature and adventure lovers. Ella Rock is a famous and dramatic cliff high above the village and located approximately 5km from the centre of town, which takes around 4 hours of trekking there and back. The hike will start from Ella railway station, just walk along the train tracks, pass through the Kithalella railway station. The path going upwards will take you into a small tea plantation, a field of long grass, then a serene forest of Eucalyptus trees. From here, the last part can be little steep but once you reach the top, the views are totally worthwhile. Be sure to bring your camera for breathtaking photos of impressive landscapes below.