Aptly named after the Sinhalese word for “waterfall”, Ella is a town surrounded by natural beauty, with a myriad of mountain ridges and numerous cascading waterfalls. Sweeping panoramas of endless valley and magical views of the Ella Gap have captured the hearts and imagination of travelers and while the destination is particularly popular among backpackers, it also offers a stunning backdrop to romantic getaways. Follow intrepid jungle paths to the summit of Ella Rock, or for a less strenuous hike, Little Adams Peak presents an easy to get to viewpoint to take in some incredible vistas. The famous Ravana Falls is connected to the island’s ancient and mythical ‘Ramayana Epic’ folk tale, and by climbing up behind the waterfall, one is transported to the realm of Ravana’s Cave. For those who have time we definitely recommend travel on one of the most picturesque rail journeys on the Demodara Loop, before crossing the colonial and iconic Nine Arches Bridge.