Every traveler in Sri Lanka has probably heard of Ella, a backpackers’ haven in the central highlands of the island. In Ella, everything is at ease. You’ll be able to find some really nice restaurants and bars here and the options for accommodation aren’t bad either. Ella is surrounded by a stunning mountainous setting, perfect for a few hikes in the forests on the summits. Best to stay for a few days to make sure you can do the hike to Ella Rock and little Adam’s peak.

Ella is easy to reach by bus or train from Kandy and a bus from Matara at the south coast or Arugam bay.

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