Ella is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the beauty of the hill country. Many travelers visit Ella and enjoying walks through tea plantations, Waterfalls and Villages. In night you can see Kirinda lighthouse from here. Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views which you could find in Sri Lanka. it is 8 km from Bandarawela. This small town is famous for plenty of Trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella falls, Little Adam’s Peak and Bambaragala Peak among the other many varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery. There are many travelers who visit Ella by train. It may be rather a relaxing journey for a real holiday.
Demodara Nine-Arches Bridge
This massive bridge is built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel which is just few meters away from the 40th tunnel from Colombo-Badulla railway between Ella and Demodara railway station. You have to turn from Bandarawela-Halielle (Badulla) A 16, road and proceed about 4 km on a narrow road. At the last point where you can park vehicles and have to climb about another 200 m to reach the railway. It is advisable to travel on a Jeep or a 4WD cab as there are few deep slopes and bends. This bridge was built by British in 1920.
Little Adam’s Peak
It I very popular the short walk up to the top of Little Adam’s Peak, a pyramid-shape rock which stands opposite the far larger Ella Rock. It offers wonderful view over the hills around Ella, namely the Ella Rock, Ella Gap and the very top of the Rawana Ella Falls. This is an ideal excursion in mornings and takes about two hours.
This picturesque water fall is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Sri Lanka. Ravana Ella water fall at the Ella-Wellawaya road (A 23), is just 6 km from Ella town.
Rawana Ella Cave
Situated in the massive Ella rock, this cave is associated with Ravana, the demon King of Lanka who imprisoned Rama’s wife Sita as related in the Hindu epic “Ramayana”. According to the legend this cave temple was built by King Walagambahu in the 2 BC. The drip ledged cave has paintings and sculptures that exhibit features of Kandyan era. Though the sculptures in the cave temple are ancient it appears that they had been painted with modern day paints. The excavations done by the Archaeological Department has revealed evidence of human habitation dates back to 25,000 years. Visitors can reach here by Ella-Wellawaya road passing the Ravana Ella waterfall. It is about 1.5 km away from the main road.