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Ella Spice Garden, Ella Overview

The beautiful and charming village of Ella is nestled in Sri Lanka and is also popularly known as the spice capital of Sri Lanka. Ella has some world-famous tea gardens which are breathtakingly beautiful, but the speciality is the chance to, do taste some delicious home cooking in the Ella spice garden. With more than 4000 trees in the Ella spice garden, the primary purpose of the spice garden is to encourage the production of spices in Sri Lanka. Ella is located almost 200 km away from the capital city of Colombo and is one of the most amazing places for you if you are fond of cooking a hearty and delicious meal for yourself and your loved ones.

If you are someone who loves spices and you are interested to see how the spices are grown to pay a visit to the Ella spice garden. Here you will find a wide variety of spices ranging from cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves. There is also the facility of a small tour through the spice garden which will take you on an aromatic journey of the authentic spices of Sri Lanka. Here, you will be guided by a friendly instructor who will take you on an informative tour of the place.

If you have the time, you can also book an interactive cooking class which will awaken the chef in you and also helps you learn to cook a delicious meal with the authentic Sri Lankan spices. Pay a visit to the Ella spice garden shop to buy some natural Ayurvedic products which have been prepared from the spices from the garden. The products will be a great addition to your home and also act as a perfect souvenir to take back home with you.

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Cooking Class at Ella Spice Garden

A meal in Sri Lanka usually comprises of rice and curry and is mostly vegetarian meals. But being an island nation, it is also famous for its authentic variety of seafood. The cooking class is arranged by a local Sri Lankan when he realized that people not only wanted to take a tour of the Ella Spice Garden but were also wanted to learn how to cook.

The class will teach you how to cook different types of curries, dal, sambar, poppadoms and spiced rice. At the end of the course, you also get the opportunity to sit down at the dinner table to enjoy the deliciously cooked meal. You can also take back a recipe book that you can fill in as you do the class.

How To Reach Ella Spice Garden

You can take a train which will take you to the town of Ella, and you need to get down at Ella railway station. From there you can take a bus to the stop Ella, or you may also choose to hire a private taxi or a tuk-tuk to the Ella Spice Garden.

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