FamilyTravel in Ella

You are sure to have a great time with your family when travelling around the mountain-town of Ella. Be it adventurous treks up mountains, visits to historic sites, or bathing in natural pools, there are a number of attractions that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike during your stay in Ella.


Head over to the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge to witness the natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s central highlands, while you marvel at the almost 100-year-old colonial era bridge. The Ella Gap is another popular spot to appreciate the beauty of the island’s hillside.


The Ravana Ella waterfall and the Ravana Cave are believed to be key locations from the epic legend of the Ramayana. Similarly, the Dhowa Raja Maha Viharaya is another intriguing attraction that links to the reign of King Walagamba, who had to drive out South Indian invaders from the ancient Anuradhapura Kingdom.


Should you and your family be looking for a bit of adventure, Ella is a great place for mountain treks. Chief of these is Little Adam’s Peak, as it not a difficult trek, and can be enjoyed by younger kids too. Arrive at the summit, and you will be rewarded with some of the most picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.

If you are looking for a more challenging climb, then take your family through the jungle pathways of Ella Rock. Considered to be the more difficult out of the two, the hike to the summit of Ella Rock will take you through some dense jungles and streams. What makes this an enticing hike is the beautiful view, especially during the morning sunrise.


If you are looking for some down time, after an arduous climb up one of the mountains, the town of Ella is full of cafes and restaurants, complete with live music, great food, and a pretty cosy atmosphere.

❂ Useful Tips:

  • Make sure you are prepared with the right climbing gear when hiking in Ella.
  • Try and find accommodation as close to the town as possible, since it is easier to get around.