Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : It is open to visitors throughout the day, but it is highly advised to visit in the morning.
Entry Fee : There are no charges for hiking, but you may have to pay the guide. Make sure you hire someone trustworthy, knowledgeable.
One of the best hiking and trekking sites in Sri Lanka, the Ella rocks provide the most picturesque views from the top. Walking through the beautiful path, the train track, bridge and the tea plantation on the way up is a wholesome experience. You may start your trekking from Ella railway station, Kithal Ella railway station or Heel Oya railway track if you are keen to travel amidst the mountains. Kithal Ella being the closest to the rock. It takes no more than 4 hours to trek up and down. One can sit and enjoy some coconut water and fruits being sold on the top while embracing the wind and admiring the spectacular view.
1. AK Ristoro
It is a cosy fusion Italian restaurant with a beautiful and dreamy ambience and serves Italian food that not only tastes good but is also a treat to the eyes. They have an outdoor seating arrangement and serve wines and beers.
2. Remo’s restaurant
Located on Wellawaya road, it is one of the best and pocket-friendly restaurants that serve Sri Lankan delicacies. The restaurant is also vegan-friendly as most of the dishes served here are vegetarian. Enjoy some rice and Sri Lankan curry with a chilled bottle of beer!
3. Raha Ella Sri Lanka
Another vegan-friendly restaurant located on Passara road, Ella that serves Asian and Sri Lankan cuisine at a reasonable price along with beverages.
4. Ella Flower Garden Resort
Beautiful Resort amidst the greenery and forests of Ella. The restaurant of the resort serves amazing Europian, American and Sri Lankan food.