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Travel Guide To Ella

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Ella is only 8 km from Bandarawela, this small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking excursions to the neighbouring countryside. Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province. It is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The Ella town itself is surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Central highlands. The town is still maintaining its originality and rural feel while welcoming thousands of tourists that visit here during high season.

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  • Demodara 9 arch railway bridge
  • Climb Little Adams Peak
  • Ella Rock
  • Ravana Falls
  • Ravan Cave
  • Ellawala Falls
  • Diyaluma Falls
  • Lipton’s Seat
  • Visit a team Factory
  • Roam in the town
  • Take the train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya
  • Taste the Traditional Local cuisine’s
  • Visit 2000 years old Dhowa rock temple
  • Bambaragala Peak
  • Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery.
  • Adisham Bungalow - built in 1931 by Sir Thomas Villiers, an English aristocrat and planter.

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The Ravana Ella or the Ravana falls is one of the widest falls in Sri Lanka and is one of the most popular attractions. It is connected to the Hindu epic, Ramayana, a historic tale that covers over India and Sri Lanka. The falls is said to have been named after the famous King Ravana. The story goes that King Ravana kidnapped Princess Sita from India and hid her in the caves behind the waterfall. It is also said the Sita bathed in a pool of water that was collected with the water that fell from the fall. The caves behind the fall are known as the Ravana Ella Caves. The 2000 years old Dhowa rock temple is also situated in the same region.