Ella Rock
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  • Lahiru Madusanka
    Katunayake, Sri Lanka91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rewarding Hike and Breathtaking View
    Ella Rock in Sri Lanka is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an adventure and stunning views. Here's my review of this challenging yet rewarding hike, and why it's definitely worth the effort. The hike up Ella Rock is a challenging one, but the breathtaking views make it all worth it. The hike is approximately 8 kilometers round trip and takes around 3-4 hours, depending on your fitness level and how many breaks you take along the way. The trail can be steep and slippery in some places, so proper footwear and caution are required. One of the challenges of hiking Ella Rock is the heat. The hike can be very hot and humid, so it's important to bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen and a hat. Another challenge is the steep climb towards the end of the hike. The trail becomes steeper, and there are some sections where you will need to use your hands to climb up rocks. However, the reward for reaching the top is well worth the effort. The views from the summit are stunning, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, tea plantations, and the famous Ella Gap. The sense of accomplishment you feel after completing the hike is also very rewarding. In summary, hiking Ella Rock in Sri Lanka is a challenging but rewarding experience. The hike can be hot and steep in places, but the views from the summit are breathtaking and make it all worth it. Be sure to bring plenty of water, wear sunscreen and a hat, and take caution on the steep sections. I highly recommend this hike to anyone visiting Sri Lanka, as it is an adventure you will never forget.
    Visited July 2022
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Zarine H
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Place!
    This is my first trip to Sri Lanka, Asia. It's such beautiful. If you are in Ella it’s a must try it, dont miss this amazing place. Beautiful and outstanding!! This place will give you so much positivity. Try with friends or family.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 10, 2023
  • ManchesterAlbion
    344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough walk but great views and a fantastic hidden temple at the top
    This is a great experience but you probably need a local or guide unless you are very good at finding your own way. Fabulous views, but quite an energetic walk. Much tougher than I expected, so you need full mobility. Having said that, definitely one of the best things to do in Ella. Don’t miss the hidden temple at the top!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Judith
    Freiberg, Germany75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You have to pay an entrance fee now
    We hiked up the quiet back trails from the railway and ended up in front of a big sign indicating that we have to pay an entrance fee to get to the viewpoints. Which the views are night but: Wow… again foreigners pay way more than locals. Cannot say if it’s worth. We talked with the guards what the money is used for and they said for example tending to the forest. Later we passed two dead trees that for safety reasons should better be cut dow. In retrospect I would say it’s better to go up Little Adams peak as long as this one’s still free.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Veska8
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ella rock walk.
    Great walk, follow the path to the top for a wonderful view. Locals may offer to help you find the route if you get lost, but will ask for some money after. Make sure you see both view points. Beware of leeches If raining wear long trousers if needed.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Chamara Cabs And Taxis
    Kandy, Sri Lanka1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The chilled out vibe and relaxed nightlife has a similar feel to Pai in Thailand and is a really popular place for backp
    The chilled out vibe and relaxed nightlife has a similar feel to Pai in Thailand and is a really popular place for backpackers too. Is Ella worth visiting? In my opinion, absolutely! Ella was one of my favourite places on our whole two week trip in Sri Lanka.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 30, 2023
  • missjiminycricket
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the effort!
    Incredible views and walk, one of the best things I have done in Sri Lanka, would recommend as not only is the viewpoint incredible but the walk itself is insane walking along the railtrack, through vegetable and tea fields, jungle areas and forest, took 4 hours with rests and pictures, the effort is worth it! (i walk a decent amount but for non regular walkers would still recommend, plenty of places to stop along the way if willing to give the time!) :)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Lonely Laowai
    37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heads up: tickets mandatory, guide recommended
    I got a rad guide from the Ella New Green View, older dude named Kumara. I can definitely get the appeal of doing a hike on your own, but I’m glad I didn’t. We helped more than a couple lost travelers hunched over their phones in the jungle at four thirty AM, my man Kumara actually leading a small troupe at one point. The sunset is amazing, and you will have to pay a ticket, about 1000 LKR as of the time of his review. Get a guide, do the hike, definitely worth it.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written February 14, 2024
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Lonely Laowai
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I got a rad guide from the Ella New Green View, older dude named Kumara.

I can definitely get the appeal of doing a hike on your own, but I’m glad I didn’t. We helped more than a couple lost travelers hunched over their phones in the jungle at four thirty AM, my man Kumara actually leading a small troupe at one point.

The sunset is amazing, and you will have to pay a ticket, about 1000 LKR as of the time of his review.

Get a guide, do the hike, definitely worth it.
Written February 14, 2024
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Vimukthi
Bandarawela, Sri Lanka6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It was great. Trees were amazing. Also there are two view points. I loved the second one because not many people know about it.
Written January 20, 2024
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anna2501
Scena, Italy11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beware of scams. Locals will mislead you on purpose and then later force you to have a tour. Don’t trust the “farmers” or people on the train tracks, they all work together. Walk until the train station - then take the path up there. It’s a pity because the landscape is nice. Don’t recommend going there in the first place. I’m sure a less popular hike is just as nice.
Written December 31, 2023
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missjiminycricket
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Incredible views and walk, one of the best things I have done in Sri Lanka, would recommend as not only is the viewpoint incredible but the walk itself is insane walking along the railtrack, through vegetable and tea fields, jungle areas and forest, took 4 hours with rests and pictures, the effort is worth it! (i walk a decent amount but for non regular walkers would still recommend, plenty of places to stop along the way if willing to give the time!) :)
Written December 10, 2023
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Travel With Uchi
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
I'm a professional well experienced tour manager , you can got a lot of things and visit many magical placed with me in world heritage sri lanka
Written December 5, 2023
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Yenul Lanka Tours
Katunayake, Sri Lanka1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Yenul Lanka Tour is tour agent that provide wide range of unique inbound travel experience to foreigners. contact us for a best holiday experience for you
Written December 4, 2023
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Chamara Cabs And Taxis
Kandy, Sri Lanka1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The chilled out vibe and relaxed nightlife has a similar feel to Pai in Thailand and is a really popular place for backpackers too. Is Ella worth visiting? In my opinion, absolutely! Ella was one of my favourite places on our whole two week trip in Sri Lanka.
Written December 1, 2023
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Veska8
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great walk, follow the path to the top for a wonderful view. Locals may offer to help you find the route if you get lost, but will ask for some money after.
Make sure you see both view points.
Beware of leeches If raining wear long trousers if needed.
Written November 16, 2023
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Lank
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Ella Rocks Facility has been Revived after the Economic Downturns, Covid Pandemic & other undesirable events.
Exceptional Happening place with Positive Vibes & Frequency. 'Hands On' exercise is immeasurably Useful aligning well with Elegant Facilitation & Guidance for Nature, Natural Surroundings, Health, Meat Alternatives & the modern concept of 'Going Back to Nature'
Highly Recommended !
Go for it ! Have Fun !
Written September 30, 2023
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Judith
Freiberg, Germany75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We hiked up the quiet back trails from the railway and ended up in front of a big sign indicating that we have to pay an entrance fee to get to the viewpoints. Which the views are night but: Wow… again foreigners pay way more than locals. Cannot say if it’s worth. We talked with the guards what the money is used for and they said for example tending to the forest. Later we passed two dead trees that for safety reasons should better be cut dow. In retrospect I would say it’s better to go up Little Adams peak as long as this one’s still free.
Written August 19, 2023
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