Nestled in the middle of Sri Lanka’s hill country and surrounded by lush green mountains, Ella is a charming town and any nature lovers dream. One of the stops along the country’s most beautiful train ride, Ella was one of our favorite places we visited. Most visitors stay in Ella while they explore the surrounding areas and hike the nearby peaks. Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock are two of the most popular day hikes in the area but since I was traveling with my Maldivian friend during Ramadan we decided to explore the areas closer to town.
Where to Stay
Our Guesthouse was just a short, 5 minute uphill walk from the train station. The Ella White Elephant Guesthouse was a newer accommodation and the rooms were spacious and clean. The owner was very friendly and made the best breakfast I had during my stay in Sri Lanka. There is no air conditioning in the rooms. Luckily, with the combination of the cooler temperatures at night and a standing fan I didn’t even miss the A/C.