Timings : Open 24 hours, all week
Entry Fee : Free
Nine Arches Bridge, also known as Ahas Namaye Palama or The Bridge in the Sky, is an iconic architectural structure located in the mountainous region of Ella in Sri Lanka. It is a magnificent stone bridge, built amidst lush green tea plantations, with stunning mountains in the backdrop. This ancient construction is 91 metres long and 24 metres high and never fails to leave tourists spellbound at its beauty.
An interesting story revolves around the construction of this bridge. Soon after this bridge was constructed by the British, the first world war broke out. Thus, the steel used in the development of the bridge was used in the weapons for the war. But, a Sri Lankan named Appuhami took it upon himself to complete the construction. This builder meticulously worked on the development, with the available material and finances, and before the deadline. The bridge was built of stone and cement and has stood tall till date, which is an architectural wonder. Photographers from all over the world consider the Nine Arches Bridge the perfect spot for photography.
The nine arches bridge can be accessed from the Ella station and is a short trek along the railway tracks to the bridge. Make sure to take note the train timings (mentioned below) to experience the bridge during that time.