Ella Rock Sri Lanka – The Ultimate Ella Rock Hike Guide

Ella Rock Sri Lanka – The Ultimate Ella Rock Hike Guide

Ella Rock Sri Lanka is a well known hiking spot with breathtaking views. When visiting this stunning part of Sri Lanka, the Ella Rock Hike is a MUST!

How To Get To Ella Rock Sri Lanka?

Ella Rock Sri Lanka is located right in the centre of the island.

You can start the Ella Rock hike directly from the town centre of Ella. There’s no need to get any transportation to the starting point.

We followed google maps when walking through town, which led us to the train track. The train track will then lead you directly to the starting point of the Ella Rock hike.

During the Ella Rock hike, if you get stuck along the way there are always other tourists on the same trail and many locals that are very friendly and more than willing to help.

Whilst in town don’t forget to check out The INSANE Nine Arches Bridge In Ella Sri Lanka.

What To Expect When Hiking Ella Rock Sri Lanka

Many people start the Ella Rock hike early in the morning and we definitely recommend it. Although Ella is a lot cooler than the rest of Sri Lanka, it can still get pretty stuffy on the way up.

Also if you leave for the Ella Rock hike too late, the clouds rise up quite high throughout the morning and it obstructs the view at top.

So, Ella Rock Sri Lanka is a famous cliff located high above Ella’s village and 1041m (3415ft) above sea level. The stunning viewpoint rewards you with the most breathtaking lookout across the hills of the country.

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If you find this dog called ‘brown’ on the Ella Rock hike, he will lead you the way…

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You will walk along the train for some time until you see the left turning to the famous Ella Rock Sri Lanka

The Ella Rock hike takes roughly around two hours from the centre of the town.

The not so strenuous trek is around 8km long, taking a couple of hours, but the gradient is not too steep. On the way up you pass through unique tea plantations, train tracks and the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside.

If you don’t feel comfortable taking part in the Ella Rock hike alone, you can pay for a local guide to show you the way. It will cost around 1500 Rupees.

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The left turning to go in land from the train track is not so far after this bridge…

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The insane views on the way to Ella Rock Sri Lanka

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Almost at the top of Ella Rock Sri Lanka

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We made it!

Where To Stay In Ella

Luxury – Ella Planters Bungalow – Absolutely beautiful apartments in the middle of the mountains. Modernly furnished and giving you your own piece of private heaven in Ella.

Mid-Budget – Morning Dew Hotel – One of the best sellers in Ella this centrally located hotel will cover all of your needs during your mountain stay.

Backpacker – Ella – Hangover Hostels Ella – A super chilled and cheap set up set amongst the mountains.

For other places to stay in Ella you can check the latest prices here.

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