There are plenty of things to do in Ella from exploring waterfalls to beautiful viewpoints. You’re sure to fall in love with this small town! Follow this guide for the top 3 adventurous spots you can’t miss!
Where to stay in Ella
Ella is a small town with many of the accommodation options being located in or close to the main strip. We stayed at Relaxing Home stay and definitely recommend it! The owner was lovely, it was in a perfect location and the room was the size of a studio apartment. It’s also super affordable. Another nice place to stay is Hotel Onrock which has spacious rooms and awesome views of the surrounding mountains.
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Things To Do In Ella – Top 3 Adventurous Spots
1. Diyaluma Falls
Diyaluma Falls was without a doubt our favourite spot in the whole of Sri Lanka and at the top of our list for things to do in Ella. This waterfall is also the second highest in the whole of Sri Lanka. Once you’ve completed the hike to the top, you’ll be rewarded with the most incredible view of the surrounding valleys and landscape. What makes this place even better is that you can swim at the top of the falls while admiring the insane view.
For more information on Diyaluma Falls, check out our full blog post here.
2. Little Adams Peak
Little Adams Peak is another favourite of ours! This incredibly easy and short walk from town is sure to take your breath away. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to witness the towering green mountains and endless valleys. You can also continue walking along the ridge to experience absolute peace and quiet as not many venture out this way. Little Adams Peak is the perfect spot to start your morning or spend a few hours in the afternoon relaxing and admiring the beautiful mountain landscapes.
For more details on Little Adams Peak, check out our full blog post here.
3. Nine Arch Bridge
Nine Arch Bridge is a very popular spot among tourists in Ella. The incredible bridge which is still an active train track, stands at 24 metres high. The bridge is magical to gaze upon from the many vantage points both above and below the bridge. Nine Arch Bridge looks amazing in photos as it’s surrounded by insane lush greenery. If you’re there at the right time, you’ll also get to watch the train speed right past you and over the bridge.
For more details on Nine Arch Bridge, check out our full blog post here.