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World’s best travel destination Ella Sri Lanka

The world famous Ella city is located in Badulla district which is the most beautiful district belonging to Uwa province. The town of Ella, which has attracted many local and foreign tourists, has now become a must-stay for tourists who love Sri Lanka. The town of Ella, which is surrounded by several hills, is located close to the center of Sri Lanka at a height of 1041 meters above sea level. For this reason, this area has a very mild climate. Even though Uwa province is reported to be the most difficult and poorest province in Sri Lanka, Ella city has advanced facilities compared to other areas due to tourist attractions and related businesses. A wide range of accommodation facilities ranging from modern and star class hotels to affordable room facilities can be easily arranged in this area.

World’s best travel destination Ella

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Travel Time

6 H 30 Min


1,041 m



There are several ways to reach Ella city as well as various transport routes.

  1. Train ride from Colombo to Badulla Colombo to Badulla Railway is a famous railway not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world. It is the highest railway in Sri Lanka. It was built by the British who ruled Sri Lanka in the past to transport tea leaves. This is the first and oldest railway in Sri Lanka. Reaching the city by Badulla train will be the most beautiful experience of your life.
  2. Get a bus from Colombo to Ella. You can get a bus from Colombo main Bus Stand to Ella at any time of the day. This is the easiest mode of transport to reach Ella city very quickly. Both normal transport buses and luxury buses are used here.
  3. From Southern Province by bus along the Ella Wellawaya route
    A tourist who has completed his trip in the southern province can use this road to easily reach Ella city. Buses are not as frequent as the ones coming from Colombo, and you can easily get a schedule of the buses you want to catch by contacting the Galle or Matara bus stations.
  4. Travel in association with a private tour guide You can easily visit the Ella through this method. Here they provide all the facilities you need and you can complete your trip in a very comfortable and productive way. There are many travel guide agencies for this and by using the internet you can easily find an agency with a package that suits your needs.

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The best time of year to visit Ella in Sri Lanka

During the month of January, February, March, April and May you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

World’s best travel destination Ella Sri Lanka

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Below are some of the activities that tourists can do in the Ella area

  • Hike to Ella rock
  • Hike little Adams peak
  • View of the Bridge of Nine Arches
  • Ella city tour
  • Viewing Ravana Falls
  • Flying Ravana zip line
  • Visit Lipton seat
  • Visit a tea factory
  • Visit Diyaluma falls
  • Visit Ella spice garden
  • Visit Dowa template
  • Get a train ride to Kandy or Haputale
  • Hike to namunukula
  • Visit ellewala falls

Apart from this, you can get the best hospitality in this area for free which is not available anywhere in the world.

World’s best travel destination Ravana Waterfall Ella Sri Lank

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Country Sri Lanka
Province Uva province
District Badulla
Road details Colombo – Rathnapura – Balangoda – Ella (By Bus)
Colombo – Kandy – Ella (By Train)
Galle – Matara – Embilipitya – Ella Wellawaya – Ella (By Bus)
Elevation 1041m

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