Ella The Final Fall
Ella “The Final Fallen” the edge of the central highlands with a steeply slope towards southern plains and the most popular destination in Sri Lanka among nature lovers, hikers, adventures and honeymooners. The small township is located between Bandarawela & Badulla towns where on the most renowned railway track and world famous train journey of Nuwara Eliya Ella Scenic Train Ride. Ella is a cooler and misty destination that fabulously beautiful and surrounded by thick cloud forest backdrop that the 3500 ft to 4000 ft elevated above mean sea level. The whole area is a masterpiece of nature also blended with fabulous architecture such well known 9 Arch Bridge, Demodara Railway Loop, Kitalella Viaduct, Tea Factories and many Hotels are among them. Many great locations are totally remarkable as Ella Gap Hike, Little Adam’s Peak, Ravana Caves, Ravana Falls, Bomburu Falls, Dowa Temple, Lipton’s Seat Haputale, Adisham Bungalow, Diyaluma Falls, Haputale Township, Bandarawela Town, Tea Plantations and Ramayana Epic Trail.
Even when it was a sleepy & nostalgic township, it was famous for adventures among both locals and foreigners then gradually become the must visit place in the island and bucket list has been expanded with many things to do within the sector. Hiking on the track to 9 Arch rapidly spreads over all types of visitors regardless the ages or ability because it’s gained the fame during past decades and then it connected to circular hiking trail end up at Little Adam’s Peak final fallen.
Little township being crowded for hours due to many mouth watering restaurants which serve for tired hikers with lot local varieties of fruits and other major cuisines. The Railway Station does grateful job for both inbound and outbound visitors whom travel from Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya (Nanu Oya) which one of a great train journeys in the world. The railway journey is spellbound where rain glides over the clouds above the deep valleys through the evergreen tea plantations, forests, bridges, tunnels and sharp viaducts through a grandeur vista over the horizon.
Ella is the mythical land of King Ravana where many landmarks are visualized as Ravana Falls, Ravana Caves, Isthree Pura, Kond Kattu Rock, and Divurum Pola in total surround area. The mystic King Ravana legendry is connected with whole neighborhoods and created an epic trail around the region that called Epic Ramayana Pilgrimage very especially popular among India and total subcontinent.
The destination is well connected with other provinces and public transportation is implemented in better mood and other main provincial points and towns around are Wellawaya in South, Badulla in North, Nuwara Eliya in West and Monaragala in East. The cloud forest canopy is the main vegetation in this region which generate kind of Sub Tropical Climate with morning dues and afternoon mists, generally refers as English Mid Summer climate but relatively bit colder after the sunset.
The typical village and farming lifestyle is inheritance to the locals that basically unspoiled of the nature where some places are still utilized Bullock Caravans as their predominant transportation especially due to steeply and mountainous terrains and inadequate roadways to access such remote villages. Mid zone monsoon rain forests are the dominant share of the landmass of beneath of the highlands where many creeks and rivers are flowing to south eastern plain that home for many endemic fauna in these thick jungles.
Ella is the adventure paradise in Sri Lanka where abundance for outdoor activities and fascinated travels and bucket list could enhance with many different features such as Ramayana Epic Trail, Namunukula Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Rain Forest Trekking, Cloud Forest Trekking, Water Falls Trails, Exploring the Tea Country, Train to Badulla, Trip to Mini World’s End of Madolsima, Surfing Tour to Arugam Bay, Pilgrimages to Hermitages, Stay in 98 Acers and Wildlife Safari in Yala or Udawalwa.
Top things to do in Ella
- Little Adam’s Peak
- Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
- Ella Rock
- Ravana Falls
- Ravana Cave
- Countryside Trail to Meet Locals
- Boomburu Falls and Isthreepura Sightseeing