Ella with its beautiful scenery, amazing experiences and historical significance is a place I have always wanted to visit. So when my sisters suggested making a trip there, I jumped at the opportunity to go and discover the sights for myself.
We had two days to spend in Ella, which is definitely not enough time. I would highly recommend at least 3 to 4 days, this includes the time taken to travel to the location.
We set off from Colombo at 3.45 am, the trip to Ella takes about 7 hours by vehicle and we arrived in Ella town at 10.30 am. This is after stopping for breakfast on the way. We travelled by van as there were 7 of us. A train ride, which takes you through some of the most scenic routes of Sri Lanka, would have taken much longer. Not that we didn’t get some amazing views from the van, we definitely did!