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Ella Rock, Ella

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Witness the geological formations that attract many trekkers and nature lovers to Ella Rock, from which you can view hillside tea plantations and villages. Although you can visit this area by car, you can also arrive by a railway that snakes its way through the mountainous landscape. The nearby waterfalls provide an ideal opportunity for a quick dip, so don't forget your swimsuit. Arrange your visit to Ella Rock and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ella using our Ella road trip website .
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  • The highlight of my trip to Sri Lanka - Beautiful Ella! I went with a local guide 'Nimbal' We left at 4am, a million stars in the sky, walked along the railway track in the dark, monks chanting echoin...  more »
  • We had read about the challenging trek to Ella rock. We got down at Kithalella station. Hired a young local boy as a guide. He was a confident and chatty little fellow, who could speak some basic Engl...  more »
  • A spicy climb (after just sleep and splitting headache), but the view made a lot of good. Very beautiful! We were very happy that we had a guide with us us the way pointed by the dark, with flashlight. :-)
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  • Amazing views. Truly enjoyable trek. Took me an my mates about 6 hours for the climb and back from near the Ella railway station. (other hikers were faster than us, we spent a lot of time enjoying the views and snapping pics. ) Best if you climb in the morning and be mindful about the weather. Towards the evening, fog could shut off the view below from the top. Trial is considered to be easy. Wear shoes
  • One of first successful treks. We started at 6 am in the morning. It was a bit cold yet sunny. We went through the railway tracks and started climbing. It was a 3 hour trek and wasn't easy for me. I took several breaks during steep climbs. You definitely carry water, hiking shoes and bug repellents. But the top of Ella rock was beautiful. It was an awesome experience. You seem to be surrounded by green mountains and definitely feel on the top of the world. Must do this. There will be other tourists who will greet you and help you out as well. I went in October. And the weather was super nice then.
  • Very scenic height and cool view but expect there may be a lot of mist obstructing a full panoramic view at the top. The path up is a bit confusing, read some blogs before setting out and if a local offers to show you the route and begins walking with you, expect them to ask for money. Many friendly local will point you the way if you ask
  • Popular among hikers, photographers, tourists. Beautiful view points. Best for nature lovers. Hard to find the roads to the top. One small boutique on the way. Best to climb in the evening.
  • I did this hike recently while staying in Ella and absolutely loved it. There are lots of different paths, so it can be confusing, but there are lots of people doing this hike, so even if you do get a bit lost you can always follow other people. The views are stunning!! I would recommend over Little Adams Peak as the views are slightly better and most of all you get to walk through tea plantations and see people going about their daily life.
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