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Ella Rock

Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Ella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Prepare yourself to get a little lost on your way. It is a bit difficult to find the right track in the beginning- but be sure that there will turn some one up and offer you his help to guide you. We gave 200 rup to a nice farmer who sent us in the right direction. Drink a cup of... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Well, this is a good two hour trek directly up but it is well worth the workout. From the summit you can see all over the country. I was told that on a clear evening you can see the lighthouse on the cost.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are in Ella, ya gotta do it. A lot of the walk is along the train track and then a small bit through tea plantations before the last steep bit (maybe 30min) through sparse pine forest. The views are great. Go early before it gets too hot and the crowds start coming. You don't need a guide. Ask... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ella rock is beautiful, you walk during 3h (go and back). You go through tea plantations and a river. I would recommand to take a guide (just start walking and you will find a villager who will show you the path) because there are snakes and you have to walk on the railway. Be carefull: normal tips for a guide... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you go down the hill from Ella to the temple and cave about 1.5km down the hill you can climb up to the cave which is spectacular and then continue on up to Ella rock. It is quite a climb, difficult and overgrown in parts, you will need a guide. Lasitha fro the village was great. Much quicker than... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

long hard climb, especially the last segment up the rock. take lots of water and snacks and look out for the dog half way up that acts like your personal guide!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We walked up to Ella Rock in May and were interested to see if we could make our way there without a guide. I agree with other reviewers who have said a guide is not required. The map posted by the previous reviewer is helpful as is a tip by another reviewer - 'just keep walking up the hill'. For... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ella Rock is an easy hike for a very nice reward at the end: the view in the Rock is amazing. The way to go is easy with the attached map but if you do not have it there are blue painting marks showing different directions, but they all go all the way to the Rock). Be careful with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

the 2 old brothers up the top selling tea and bananas are very friendly :) and have tips about places around ella.

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12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I agree with others who say get there the earlier the better, as the mist (or rain) closes in quickly in these parts - I experienced a nigh total white-out at the top at 10am. However I'm not sure I agree with those who say one should dispense with a guide - the hotel provided an excellent one for for... More

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