Ella is a peaceful small village in the middle of a beautiful green countryside, with spectacular views!

Ella is a small backpacker-hub on the southern edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country. It's situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots in the valleys, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops.

History and Culture

Ella is nestled in a valley at about 1000m elevation, surrounded by even higher mountains. The hills surrounding Ella are all covered with farmland growing vegetables, tea plantations, and rice fields, all making the landscape very lush and green. The views through Ella Gap are stunning, and on a clear night you can even spy the subtle glow of the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka’s south coast.Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views, you could find in Sri Lanka. Sights in Ella include the Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam's Peak and Bambaragala Peak amongst other stunning scenery. Take one of the most beautiful train rides from Nuwara Eliya to Ella and fall in love with the surroundings.


Ella has a comfortable climate where the nights are cool and daytime is pleasant. With its warm days and cool nights, the weather in Ella, Sri Lanka is quite perfect. Best time to visit Ella is from January until May.

Best Time
  • January - May

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Nine Arches Bridge

The Nine Arch Bridge also called the Bridge in the Sky is a bridge in Sri Lanka. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. You can still see this marvelous bridge standing to this day. While you can hike over it from Ella, the best viewpoint...

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