Ella is only a small village located high in the mountains. Most visitors to Ella only spend a couple of days there. But if you are willing to travel out of town, you can find plenty of things to do to keep you occupied. Like most places in Sri Lanka, the people here earn their money from tourism. The nice thing about Ella is that there doesn’t seem to be anyone trying to con you or rip you off, which makes for a nice laid back, relaxing stay.
Little Adam’s Peak
Punchi Sri Pada” is another name for this peak. It is 1141 m in height. Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travellers who come to Sri Lanka. Gradually with an easy hike up to the mountain of Little Adams Peak you can consummation a worth panoramic view. You have to walk through lush green tea plantations, waterfalls and paddy fields while enjoying the sceneries.
Ella Rock is a great activity for those that are really interested in hiking and trekking and is slightly more challenging than the climb to Little Adam’s Peak. Although you can find your way without a guide, there are no clear signs and several tracks, so if you’re looking for the fastest way up, it is best if you hire a guide. It is wise to head up first thing in the morning for amazing panoramic views. It takes about 1.5 – 2 hours to climb to the top, with a hike through tranquil woodland and tea plantations.
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Seeing this attraction is quite worthwhile. The bridge is situated 2 km away from Ella town, and was built by the British in the early 20th It has nine sky bridges, and is built entirely of solid bricks, rock and cement with no steel.