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Things to do in Ella

Seemingly unperturbed by the flourishing tourism industry in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Ella retains its charm and delicateness. Streams, waterfalls and plantations are aplenty while this much-loved village is also dotted with human habitation. It is amidst this atmosphere of tranquility that 98 Acres Resort & Spa is located. The luxury it affords could be unproblematic ally paired with the abundance and beauty of nature that envelops the resort. It is no wonder then that it has gained popularity as one of the top-notch honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka. You could be a honeymooning couple, an adventurer or simply a solitary wonderer, Ella beckons you to travel down paths perfumed with airs of secrecy and wonderment.

In case you feel that climbing Adam’s Peak also known as ‘Shripadé’, is a daunting task, you can hike to little Adam’s Peak which is located in Ella. The climb is certainly less arduous and more enjoyable. Satisfy your craving to hike, by also climbing the Ella Rock. As it is a steep climb, it would be best to be adequately geared and prepared with energy boosters. If you want help with figuring out the geography of the area, hiring a guide would be the best option.

Want to understand the production process of the best tea in the world? A visit to the Halpewatte Tea factory would prove useful. In addition to the guided tour of the tea factory, you will be also served a hot, delightful cup of tea. The tea would certainly refresh you to the point that you crave spice. Pay a visit to the Ella spice garden where you will be privy to all the secrets of creating a heavenly meal, Sri Lankan style. Learn, cook and eat to your heart’s content.

A little bit of legend is an essential ingredient to a perfect trip. According to the famous Indian epic Ramayana, the strategic king of Lanka, Ravana, lured Sita out of the protection of her husband Rama and their homeland, India. Once in Lanka, Ravana is supposed to have hidden Sita in the Ravana Ella Cave. It is a spot that can be visited when vacationing in Ella. Arrange for the Ramayana trail tour from Colombo and explore both Ravana Ella Cave & Falls.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.