Ella is one of the favourite hill-country communities. It is a perfect place to take a break from the road and relax in one of the country's top guesthouses for a few days. The views from Ella Gap are breath-taking, and on a clear night, the Great Basses lighthouse on Sri Lanka's South coast can be seen glowing softly. It is one of the go places for hikers and there is no doubt that every visitor will return with the best photographs ever. Pleasant hikes through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls, and views will relax the mind of anyone visiting Ella. Sri Lanka's best home-cooked cuisine and a revitalizing cup of tea after a day of climbing can be tasted at the local restaurants in Ella.
The distance from Colombo to Ella is approximately 307 km which will take approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes by car or taxi depending on the traffic. Also, a local commuting train can be taken from Colombo to Ella as well. This can be guaranteed as a journey with the most magnificent sceneries which your eyes will witness.
The city has various types of accommodation facilities varying from luxury hotels to budget hotels. Getting around in Ella is easy if you rent a car or simply a humble three-wheel driver will drop you at any of the attractions as you wish.