en.infoglobe.cz » Srí Lanka V: Ella – the best place to hike to the mountains - VIDEO

Srí Lanka V: Ella – the best place to hike to the mountains - VIDEO

Published: 10.2.2015
Sleepy town in the south of mountains in Sri Lanka is a magnet for holidaymakers. It offers an ideal place for trips into the vicinity, and pleasant homely-like atmosphere. There are many guest houses with great food, and great climate. When I get off the train from Kandy, I planned to stay over one night. Eventually I stayed there for a week.

The best experience was the sunrise at Little Adam`s Peak, a hill with three summits only 30 minutes by walk from the center of Elly. The road goes mostly through tea plantations, at the last part there is one difficult passage which is actually an ascend to the very top.

EllaEllaElla

From the top on the left, there are large tea plantations . In front of you, couple of hundred of meters lower there is a steep and hilly area at the south of the island. On the right side, there is a steep slope to the valley on the opposite side of which looms Ella Rock and other high mountains.

Weather changes dramatically in the mountains, generally mornings are very bright. By Little Adam’s Peak, when you get up at 5 o’clock and won’t see moon, or stars you can go get back to sleep and leave the climb for another day

EllaEllaElla

Ella

You can get to the top on Ella Rock, a higher mountain. It would take you about 3 hours. It is better to have a guide with you when you want to get to the top. Unlike Little Adam’s Peak and Adam’s Peak, there go no stairs to the top, not even any sort of a marked trail.

Ella

Near Ella, you can find two large waterfalls - Ravana Ella Falls and Ella Gap Waterfall. You will pass by one of them while on the route to Ella Rock. The other is to be found by the road off Ella to the village of Tissa. I recommend you to visit at least one of them. Both are truly amazing.

Ella

EllaEllaElla

The town of Ella has a really big perk. It is one of the places that are the most visited by tourist in all mountains. Yet it is very calm. More than 10 restaurants offer you to sit down and enjoy coffée, juice, lunch, or dinner. Accommodation could be booked in a relatively luxurious hotel, and countless of guest houses. You can have a room for even 1500 rupees (with warm water and mosquito net).

EllaEllaElla

Should you get tired of climbing to the mountains, you can try some of Ayurveda massage or bath at Elle. You have couple of options where to go. A head massage is simply fabulous...

Ella

Still, I recommend you to not to miss it when you are on Srí Lanka !

Text/photo/video: Matouš Vinš

Music: Coldnoise

 



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Sri Lanka I.: A Journey for Warmth, Tee, Spice, and Fantastic Culture - VIDEO
Published: 13.1.2015
It is one the most popular exotic destinations. And its popularity is raising fast. You can get the cheapest flight tickets there compared to other destinations, moreover you can stopover in Dubai or Maldives. Even the prices are affordable. It is also one of the most safest countries in the tropics, together with small island states. We land on Sri Lanka, a tropic paradise you will refuse to leave!

Srí Lanka VII: Mirissa and Matara - VIDEO
Published: 24.2.2015
Finally the sea! One long and tiring bus ride from the mountains, I stepped off the bus in the town of Mirissa. Immediately headed towards a beautiful beach of two kilometers. On the way, I bought myself a "king coconut" (a young coconut with very refreshing water inside it. Then I just relaxed in palm’s shade.

Sri Lanka II.: Kandy – Busy Crossroad  and Buddhist Sanctuary - VIDEO
Published: 20.1.2015
Chaos, noise, endless crowds, and couple of confused tourists. There is something to sale everywhere, people bargain to get the best prices. Tey try to rip you off as a wealthy foreigner. I try to get across the downtown as quickly as possible and reach the lake built near his mansion by the last king of Sri Lanka. I hope it will be more peaceful over there...

Srí Lanka III.: Kandy – In Train Through Mountains to Badully - VIDEO
Published: 27.1.2015
Traveling by train in mountains among tea plantations is one of the greatest experiences in Sri Lanka I have. After a short break, I stepped in a blue train in Kandy. It was only 20 minutes and took me to the town of Ella in the southern part of local mountains. The ride took it more than 6 hours at average speed of 15 km/h. But it is worth it. The rails go up to 1900 meters. Along both sides you can enjoy wonderful views of the local landscape.

Srí Lanka IV: Midigama a Ahangama – Oasis of Peace - VIDEO
Published: 3.2.2015
I step off the bus in a small surfers’ village of Midigama. Right next to me is a deserted beach and beautiful waves rising up to the sky. I feel like I got in the paradise. I am gifted a welcome coconut. The owner bargains the price (12 dollar a night seems too much for her, so I will have a dinner included). On the garden, a hammock is there waiting form me and private beach behind a fence with coral sand. It is clear to me that I stand there more than two nights I planned originally. This IS paradise.

Srí Lanka VI: Galle – Remnants of Dutch Colonial Glory - VIDEO
Published: 17.2.2015
I feel like I traveled to Europe couple of centuries back in time. Only coconut trees, monkeys, and thirty degree of Celsius don’t match this place. Oh, well, and there probably had not been so many dark skinned people in Europe at that time. The fortress of Galle looks more like a large open-air museum. Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture is in almost perfect shape there.

Srí Lanka VII: Poya Festival and Buddhist Temples - VIDEO
Published: 3.3.2015
The last day in the countryside of Sri Lanka was just in the day of the last full moon of the year celebration. I desired to celebrate with locals. I was in a non-tourist area. So I could rent a tuk-tuk for whole for great price, and with kind driver. I asked him to ride me to the first temple of the day. Hundreds people in white welcomed me, and thousands incense sticks and numerous flowers as well...

Srí Lanka: Colombo – A Colonial Fortress
Published: 19.7.2013
There live more than twenty million people in Sri Lanka and 750 thousand in its largest city, Colombo. The northeastern border of the city is the River Kelani and the city itself is situated on Sri Lanka’s western shore. As many present states in Africa, Asia and Latin America, even Sri Lanka had its colonial experience with Portuguese, Dutch, and eventually with British.


Related Photogallery

Sri Lanka - Tropic Paradise
Srí Lanka is located on Ceylon Island located only couple of kilometers south from India. It is v...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:thursday 6. 8. 2020
Holiday:Oldřiška
Today:
thursday 6.8.
26 °C
Tomorrow:
friday 7.8.
25 °C