Travel Guide to Ella Sri Lanka -2020


Ella is the most famous tourist destination in Sri Lanka and also its favorite hill county village for everyone. the village Ella Sri Lanka is blessed with some of the most beautiful views (tea estates, mountains, waterfalls), you could find in the island Lots of people make Ella as one of their must-visit destination just to witness the breathtaking views it creates. It is a dream place for many trekkers with some of the best hikes the Island provides. This hidden village got vastly popular among the tourists lately.

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Geography of Ella Sri Lanka

Ella is a small city in the Hill Country of Badulla. It is approximately 226  kilometers south of Colombo and the 56 km of Nuwara Eliya. With a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is at an altitude of 1,041 meters (3,415 ft) above sea level. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka

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9 arch bridge map

How to Reach Ella by Bus?

Generally, buses from Colombo and Nuwara Eliya starts it will take you to Ella  If you journey from Colombo, it will take around  6 hours and 30 min o reach Ella.  On the other hand, if you take the Nuwara Eliya to Ella bus route, it will take around 4 hours as well.

How to Reach Ella by Train?

Take bus 187 From  Airport to Colombo “Fort Railway Station” for around 100 Rupees. You can purchase a 2nd or 3rd class ticket to Ella  when you arrive at the railway station the cost will be 1 to 3 $ and  it will take 8 hours & 30min  to reach Ella railway station. Don’t expect to get a seat on this train as they are generally always packed.

Ella Sri Lanka Weather

What is the Weather in Ella?

Ella Average temperatures in Ella’s very nice climate. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year, this place has a temperature is usually cool throughout the year average temperature of 19°C and 25°C.

Best time to visit Ella?

The busiest month for tourism in Ella, Sri Lanka is July, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ella in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Annual rainfall in Ella?

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ella, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 78.2°F (25.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 6 to 16 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Ella to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

20 Places to visit in Ella & Around

  1. Nine Arches Bridge
  2. Ravana Falls
  3. Ravana’s Cave
  4. Ella Rock
  5. Ceylon Tea Factory
  6. Duwili fall
  7. Little Adam’s Peak
  8. Dhowa rock temple
  9. Thudugala fall
  10. Mahamevnawa
  11. Monastery
  12. Uva Halpewatte Tea
  13. Factory
  14. Kithal Ella Falls
  15. Halpe Pattini Devalaya
  16. Ella Spice Garden
  17. St. Anthony’s Church
  18. Porawagala
  19. Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
  20. Demodara Railway Loop

Map of Ella