About 250km away from Colombo is the picturesque hamlet of Ella in the Badulla district in all its hill country charm. It draws attention for sites associated with the legendary tale of the Ramayanaya, including the Ravana Ella, and Ravana cave. One of the highlights of visiting Ella is the Ella Gap that affords one of the most breathtaking views of the terrain after a hike up the Ella Rock. The other attractions of Ella include the Ravana Cave and temple (3km from the town) and Mini Adam's Peak (2km from the town). Today, this little town has become very popular among tourists and catering to this demand, many hotels and guesthouses have been established to provide accommodation. If you haapen to visit, trekking is a great way to explore but you can also plan easy going excursions such as walks through tea plantations and encounter waterfalls along the way.
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A simple hamlet in the hills and one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka for adventurous tourists
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