Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella
Ella Sri Lanka, Ella Hotels, Ella guest house, Ella  Hotels & Guest House, The Hideaway Ella

Trek through waterfalls and forest patches Paddy fields and vegetable plots Uphill and downhill Through culture and tradition And most of all the ever smiling people

Lipton's Seat: (30 Minutes)

Today, Ella is known for its great climate, tea gardens stretching for miles, fresh vegetables, unspoiled and tranquil beauty, and the moment you leave the little town behind and retreat into The Hideaway Bandarawela, en-route to Lipton’s seat. This is the lookout post of the British tea baron, Sir Thomas Lipton who amassed a fortune from his tea empire during the colonial era and used to sit on this very seat located in Dambetenna Estate, enjoying the great view. Almost all tea gardens across the gap and the valley belonged to him.

Dowa temple: (30 minutes)

A Buddhist shrine located about six kilometers from the town dates back to the first century BC, during which period King Walagambahu retreated to this area to mass troupes to fights the Cholas. Ella was converted into the capital city during the WWII by the British and most of the colonial past remains in the town, most famous being the Cargill’s building and the St.Thomas college church.

Adisham Hall: (30 minutes)

Built by the former chairman, Sir Thomas Villiers of George Steuart Co, a trading agency in Ceylon. The Tudor style mansion was said to have built with material imported from Britain under the architects of Booth & Webster. The mansion has changed hands several times after the retirement of Sir Villiers. The mansion has now been converted into a monastery of the St.Sylvester.

Ravana & Diyaluma Falls: (45 minutes)

Half days trekking or more if you plan to have a picnic lunch. Ella is the eco and the trekking capital of Sri Lanka, though the terrain is never flat, it’s not physically taxing due to the glorious climate of Bandarawela. The Ravana falls is the broadest (30 ft) and most furious of waterfalls of Sri Lanka, just like the mythical king of the Valmiki Ramayan after whom it’s named. Dilyaluma is off Poonagala road (same road as the hotel) is the 3rd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. This trek is offered under an experienced guide with picnic lunch of return back to the hotel for lunch.

Horton Plain’s: (full days trek)

A UNESCO world heritage wilderness area, designated for it bio diversity and cloud forest. It is the most important catchment area of Sri Lanka. Most of the major rivers of Sri Lanka start here on their way to sea. The route to Horton plains from Bandarawela falls via Diyathalawa and Ohiya or one could use the train to get to Ohiya and walk the last five kilometers on foot. This is offered as a guided tour under an experienced guide with picnic lunch.

Tea Estate & woods trail:

Ella as you'll see is one massive tea estate from one end to the other and jungle on the other where elk, sambur and wild boar roam. Most of the trails here are stepped and easy to navigate but never straight and almost continuous climb, up or down. Most of the forests around are montane though many Cyprus patches are also found. Walk along the narrow paths the tea plucker’s use on their daily routine relishing the numerous little waterfalls along way. Stop and join in their work or just watch how their delicate fingers dance across the tea bushes plucking the perfect two and a half leaves, and their shrouded smiles.

Ella Gap: (30 Minutes)

The famed gap of the Uva mountain range, where two ranges drop down 3,000 ft to the coastal peneplain, creating one of the most spectacular sceneries. The location is also famous for adventure sports and trekking where the terrain creates some of the toughest challenges for the trekker. On a clear day one could enjoy views of the great Basses lighthouses in the distance.