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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. Put Ella Rock and other Ella attractions into our Ella vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I Highly recommend climbing Ella Rock, some sort of fitness level is required however its easy enough to stop and rest on the way up. Once at the top there are amazing views and a vendor selling basic...  more »
  • The walk to Ella Rock is already a whole experience in itself. The first piece on the track, then by the tea plantation and then up the mountain. View is breathtaking. We did there about 2 hours about it. We came up against a lot of people with a guide, but that is not necessary. Be careful that your right hand it holds in the tea plantation, otherwise you wrong. We did that and the ' Nice ' farmer who wanted to point out the right direction us wanted post a big fat tip.
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  • Hiking that requires not necessarily guide (just a simple GPS app on the phone, and the premises are there for us guide). Last half hour a little challenging but worth the effort. The view is beautiful along the way. The first 30 minutes of the market are on the line of railway.
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  • A good advice: ask a guide to accompany you, since it’s easy to get lost. Don’t attempt to do the climb when it’s rainy, since the path can get slippery. The climb is quite demanding, so wear comfortable walking shoes. The view from the top is beautiful and the climb itself is a great activity. You get to see tea plantations, waterfalls, monkeys and local villagers. The first part of the walk - via the railway tracks - is already fun and suitable for most people.
  • Its an Awesome Hike and climb. It starts from the Ella Station, a walk along the station to the Rock and a Climb to get an Amazing View. A must if you love hiking. You will pass a river which is an awesome place to have a bath and rest.
  • A great place to visit!! Go early in the morning. There are few dogs there to guide you up. Take a water bottle.
  • You can get it by walking along the train tracks. The way is easy, but a bit long (the 2-ways trip is aprox 17 km). When the way in the train tracks finishes, don't trust the spontaneous "local guides", the trip in the mountain is easy and there're not cobras trying to bite you... telling that stories they will try to get Rs 1500-2500 from you
  • honestly,view is great at summit. From Kithel-Ella railway station u have to trek about one hour or maybe one and half our to the top. I was there 3rd weak of august,at summit there was a drizzle.So when we trek back to the down it was very slippery..especially want to say, there was a map in google which was very helpful to climb up at my first time,without getting lost.But mind that there also have more alternative ways to top of the rock.