Ella is one of the famous tourist cities in Sri Lanka. It is located 200 kilometres away from Colombo.(capital of Sri Lanka)
How to reach Ella?
1.By Train-Most Famous method to reach Ella is the train. This is due to scenic view of the train trip. You may take the train from Colombo , Kandy or else Nanuoya( Close to Nuwaraeliya).
2.By Bus:- You may take a bus from colombo(Pettah) to Badulla( Route No 99). You have the option to choose Normal/Semi Luxury/Luxury or Super Luxury Buses. You need to get down from Kumbalwela Junction(10.5 KM away from Bandarawela) and take a Tuk Tuk to Ella town. If you are taking a bus from down south (via Wellawaya) you may get down in Ella town itself.
3.By Taxi/Private Vehicle.
Public transportation will take comparatively higher time.(Train will take about 9-10 hours to reach Ella from Colombo while Normal/ Semi Luxury buses will take about 6-7 hours). If you take a private taxi(Carn/Van/Mini Coach) it will save you couple of hours.
Best Time to Travel Ella.
There is no specific time to visit Ella. However, more locals visit Ella on weekends and public holydays. Therefore, you may avoid those days if you are don’t like crowded places.
Things to do in Ella.
- Hiking- Ella Rock and Little Adams peak.
- Visit Nine Arch bridge
- Join a Cooking Class
- Watch a cultural show
- Visit Ravan Ella(Ravana Falls)
- Visit a Tea Factory
- Chill at Ella Town- You got few restaurants/Bars
Accommodation in Ella.
You have ample of options from budget homestay to luxury hotels.
Other Tourist attractions close to Ella.
- Lipton Seat
- Diyaluma Falls
- Bambarakanda waterfall
- Adisham Bungalow-Haputale
Do you have any questions about visiting Ella? Please do contact us for any clarification.