It would be a shame to miss out on exploring the numerous tea trails in the area while you are in Ella. Apart from affording wonderful views of Sri Lanka’s beautiful mountainside, you can also learn more about the famed Ceylon Tea beverage.

Where to Go

There are many tea trails to choose from in Ella, every one of them just as magnificent as the other. It would make sense to visit a tea trail that is quite close to the town, especially if you are on a tight schedule. The Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory, along with the Uva Province Tea Trail are considered by many travellers to be ideal options.

The tea trails often take you through tea plantations, complemented by splendid views of the countryside. You could also learn more about tea by touring the factory floors in each of these estates. See how the leaves are picked and processed to create the wonderfully refreshing beverage that is loved throughout the world. Have a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon Tea and even purchase some packs to take back home.

❂ Useful Tips:

  • Check with a local or with your hotel manager on how to get to the tea trails, as they may not be easily found on Google.
  • It is recommended that you walk to the factories, instead of taking a tuk-tuk, since you will be able to enjoy the views better.

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