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Ella, based in the Badulla district of Sri Lanka, refers to a charming
town that reflects the dignity of Sri Lanka. Ella is such a spot that caters a
perfect holiday location where you can gather peace amidst nature, away from
the hustle and bustle of the city. On visiting Ella, you can witness scenic
views of the plains, tea gardens and cafes that constitute Elle. Besides, a
soothing and pleasant climate that lasts for the year soothes your mind and
About the Activity:
With the village and vegetation trek in Elle, you get a chance to walk in the lush greenery of Elle which is composed of green vegetable fields and rice fields that adorn the land composition of Sri Lankan village. Besides, you will get to enjoy an informative cooking demonstration and savour on a Sri Lankan lunch made of rice and curry at the same time.
The package is inclusive of train tickets and provides you with a pack of delicious refreshments. You shall also be provided with a professional trekking guide and all local transportation during the trek. Also, the package is inclusive of a delightful cooking demonstration and food tasting.
Know before you go:
Timings: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Duration: 6 hours(The package requires 3 hours duration of trekking and another 3 hours duration of cooking and enjoying the lunch).
Starting Point of the Activity: Railway Station of Bandarawela/Haputale
Note: Minimum 2 persons and maximum 8 are required to book the package.
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The best time for hikes in Ella would be in the morning before the sun is high up in the sky. The mist would still be present in the mornings and adds a layer of visual magic to the green covered hills and valleys of Ella. The town of Ella is at an elevation of 1041 m and can be seen from the vantage points along the trek.
The weather is usually humid and rain showers may happen during the afternoons and hence early morning or late evening would be a pleasant time for hiking in Ella. The train ride from Kandy to Ella is considered to be one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. There are many famous hikes in Ella which are picturesque and adventurous. The Ella Sri Lanka hiking experience is a must-do activity for tourists visiting Sri Lanka.
This Ella Hike is considered to be an easy trek that lasts about 3 hours. The Ella Hike path winds through the beautiful Sri Lankan rural landscape filled with rice fields and vegetable gardens. Ella is well known for its production of vegetables like cabbage, carrot, beetroot, cauliflower, knolkhol, bean, tomato, and capsicum which are grown in the hilly regions.
Rice being the staple grain, gains more prominence in Sri Lanka’s agricultural landscape with paddy cultivation occupying around 34% of the total cultivation. Rural villages are a must-visit destination for learning about the lifestyle and culture of traditional Sri Lankan people.
No, children are allowed for the Ella Sri Lanka hiking activity.
Yes, the Ella Hike brings out the best of Sri Lankan natural landscapes and the cultural landscape together with the village hike and the cooking demonstration. The hike through the scenic tea plantations is a visual treat for the eyes. The vegetable and rice fields add to the luster of Sri Lankan rural landscapes. One can learn about the rural lifestyle and get to know the traditional cooking skills practiced and perfected over the years. Cooking in the traditional way with locally sourced ingredients brings out the best flavors culinarily and culturally.
The cooking demonstration and tasting session can add to one’s bouquet of culinary skills since many flavours and vegetables are fused to prepare delicious authentic rice and curry. The package includes the services of a professional English speaking guide and all local transportation. Ella is a charming town with scenic views of hills covered with tea estates and cloud forests. It is located on the A-16 highway which is a part of the Colombo-Badulla highway.
Some of the inclusions in Ella Sri Lanka hiking activity added keeping your comfort and convenience in mind are :
- Train tickets
- A pack of refreshments to help you power through your hike.
- Professional trekking guide’s fee
- Local transport during the trek
- A live Cooking Demonstration of authentic Sri Lankan food.
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