09 June 2010


Ella is one of my favorite areas in Sri Lanka.

It is situated in Uva Province quite close to Haputhale. Ella literally means waterfall. Infact, Ravana Falls is not so faraway from Ella. Ella pass is another entry point to central highlands and within two hour drive you can reach Thissamaharama via Wellawaya.

This picture was taken from the famous Ella Rest house.


betchai said...

it's so peaceful and beautiful, would be very relaxing to hike there.

Mahasen said...

Wow K! This is breathtaking!

I'll make a not to go there soon..

Loshini said...


Betsy Banks Adams said...

I can certainly understand why Ella is one of your favorite places... It would be mine also.

Knatolee said...

Oh my, I spent my birthday in Ella in 2006. Thanks for bringing back happy memories. It is such a gorgeous place.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful scene and a lovely photo!

Tammie Lee said...

dreamy, like a wonderful painting.

rainfield61 said...

Since I love waterfall, I love Ella too.

Anonymous said...

I also agree with you, its a very beautiful place with nice climatic conditions.....

Magerata said...

KP, Thanks a lot, my heart is still beating hard!

Janith said...

The first time I saw Ella gap I was like :O hehe! :D Lovely shot you've captured there K!

There was a nice rest house where you could stay, on the Wellawaya road. Have you been to Dova rock temple? :)

Me-shak said...

Excellent picture K :D.
The shades of the mountains is very beautiful and the view I'm sure would have been breath taking in real life.
Looking forward for more.


Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, it is an excellent area for hiking

You should go there. If you want to book the rest house then you have to do it well in advance

Thanks a lot for your comments

You will surely like this place. Especially it is situated so close to a few waterfalls :)

That is wonderful! Glad I could bring back those memories.

Thanks a lot!

Yes, it has that captivating view

Of course you will find this place very interesting

Yes, Haputale, Diyathalawa, Ella ..all these places have ideal climatic conditions for a cool holiday. NuwaraEliya side is cool too but it is too wet and humid.

Yes it is breathtaking beauty from here. :)

Yes I have gone to Dova. Excellent place too. Im not sure this rest house you mentioned. Is it Ella rest house (Now known as Grand Ella Motel) or something further towards Wellawaya?
I’ll upload more photos of Ella Gap. :)

Yes you can see mountains far away and beyond. Mountains in Ella have this distinctive greenish shade too. It is truly a beautiful place for a nature lover.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Anjana Gunawardena said...

What a great view! Thanks for the info too.

This goes to my list as well. Must visit the place really soon :D

Kirigalpoththa said...

You will surely be clicking your camera non-stop from this place :)
Thanks for your comments.

George said...

This is a marvelous picture of the pass. It looks like a peace of heaven. I would really like to hike this area in person.

Harshi said...

What an amazing view! I'd definitely gape too like Chavie did if I were there.. =D

We're always surrounded by mountains here but I've never seen a vista like this.. esp. with so many layers of hills crisscrossing.

Naquillity said...

hello Kirigalpoththa~ you never fail to share these spectacular views with us. this and the post below are beautiful. my only regret is that i can't be there in person. have a great weekend.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ella is a unique area in Sri Lanka and I have not seen similar cliamte and vegetation in anywhere else in SL.

The view from here is amazing. The day I took this it was not the clearest day. On a better day it would have been even better.

Thanks for your lovely comments as always. :)

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a breathtaking view! I would love to be able to hike in this area...

Kirigalpoththa said...

You'll surely like hiking this area :)
Thanks for your comments.

wenn said...

i like mountain scenery!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for your comments.

Inday said...

I love the panoramic view here. But my spine is chilling because it is cold .... highlands are cold places to live but refreshing and envigorating. Not for the old lady like me.

Thanks for the visit. Just enjoy your baby .... she won't be a baby for long.

Anonymous said...

Must be more than a joy to spend a whole life discovering its beauty and content. Please have a great Sunday.

daily athens

Kirigalpoththa said...

Bonnie Bonsai,
In sri Lanka highlands are not so cold compared to temperate zone. Here you would usually get 20 - 24C temperature during daytime. At night it may be bit colder around 18 - 20C.

Yes she is growing fast. I can see it everyday :)
Thanks a lot for your comments.

Thanks very much for dropping by and for your comments

BPOTW said...

Great shot. And terrific info, too.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for dropping by. :)

Anonymous said...

This is really a place I want to visit before leaving Sri Lanka... Beautiful and peaceful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Pierre,
Yes you should visit here. Try booking the motel here. Not upto star standards but quite a good place.
Thanks for your comments!