Ella is a small sleepy village situated 203 km from Colombo and 13 km from Bandarawela on the leeward side of the central mountains. The view from the Ella Gap is one of the most spectacular scenic sights with a drop of nearly 1000 m to the plain below. The Ravana Ella Water Falls and the landscape fall away in a dizzy drop of 3000 feet to the eastern plains and the distant sea could be seen on a clear day. The people living here earn their income from tourism and what is significant about Ella is that locals are friendly which helps tourists to enjoy a nice laid back relaxing stay.
The other beautiful thing about Ella is its climate which is hot during the day and very nice and cool at night. Ella is surrounded by hills with spectacular views perfect for walks across tea plantations to temples and waterfalls.