Ella is a small town about 50 km from Nuwara eliya surrounded by hills draped in cloud forests and tea plantations. Its famous attraction is the Ella gap, described by one of its earliest admirers Sir James Emerson Tennant a Colonial Secretary during 1845-1850 as follows;
“Perhaps there is not a scene in the world which combines sublimity and beauty in a more extraordinary degree than that which is presented at the Pass of Ella, where, through an opening in the chain of mountains, the road descends rapidly to the lowlands, over which it is carried for upwards of seventy miles, to the south coast of the
The topography so described offers magnificent views of a vast amphitheater which extends out to the coastal plains in the south and the beautiful mountain ranges to the north. Some of the places of interest in this scenic township are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam’s Peak and Bambaragala Peak. Popular activities on offer are Hiking, Trekking and Cycling.