I am looking at short breaks from Bangalore
Nearest Airport : Colombo
Colombo To Ella : 203 Km
Getting to Ella
A picturesque small town characterized with rolling hills, thick forest cover and lush greenery, Ella is the ideal hillside retreat, a place for a peaceful getaway. The town is popular among overseas travel enthusiasts.
Why Visit ?
(Things to see, Things to do, Food, Notes)
Aromatic Tea plantations; Trekking paradise; Rich flora and fauna; A comfortable climate through the year enabling ceaseless tourism; Some of Sri Lankan's well known hill side retreats and peaks can be found here
Aromatic Tea plantations
Rich flora and fauna
A comfortable climate through the year enabling ceaseless tourism
Some of Sri Lankan's well known hill side retreats and peaks can be found here
Ravana Ella Falls: This is the first place to visit when you reach Ella. The picturesque waterfalls serve as the ideal hangout for groups of travelers and are also known to be one of the best photography spots in Sri Lanka. Encasing the falls is a thick forest cover with lush greenery all around you placing you right in nature's lap.
Newburgh Green Tea Factory: Owned by Finlay's, the tea factory is just a short walk away from town giving you a chance to indulge in some organic tea tasting and also a good look at tea processing with guided tours through the surrounding beautiful and well spread out tea plantations.
Little Adam's Peak : By far the most scenic spot in Ella which serves as an ideal picnic, trekking and hangout spot for travelers and locals. The peak gives you a breathtaking view of the town as well as the surrounding districts. The peak is nothing less than photographer's paradise.
Take a trek to Ella's rock. While on the trek you get an excellent view of the hill side, while passing through some stunning tea plantations.
Ella Holiday Inn : Overlooking the main street, this is the best place to hang out at, with an amazing snack and drink menu!
Rawana Hotel : Nestled on the hill top with a breathtaking view of the valley. This is the best restaurant in Ella for amazing dining. The restaurant serves delightful Western, Continental and Sri Lankan delicacies at a fair price.
Little Folly Restaurant : The ideal place to go for an evening cup of coffee and a slice of cake. The restaurant offers a menu of Western and Continental delights with a beautiful view of the forest.
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Climate: Typical hill region climate with pleasant summers and cold winters accompanied by frost. The region also experiences a decent amount of rainfall through the year.
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Trivia: The cave situated in the surrounding area of the Ravana Ella Falls is believed to be the place where Sita was held prisoner by the Demon King Ravana