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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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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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munich
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Best to go early I feel (which we did not) as the midday sun made it a very sweaty climb. However very worth it when we reached the top. However we did get lost, not managing to locate the tea plantations. A helpful local quickly saw the opportunity and ran after us and naturally became our guide. Try get better... More

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UK - Derbyshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Dislikes - the many 'guides' waiting along the track to show you to the top and warning of the Cobras and how easy it was to get lost. Likes - Well, there were no Cobras, the route was easy enough to follow and the views spectacular all along the way.

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Aalst, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

nice stroll in the beginning, but very steep at the end; eays to get there without guides; apparantly also tracking available on internet that can be downloaded on mobile (heard this from fellow travellers)

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The view is just breathtaking! And don't worry about getting lost. You can always ask local or other travellers the direction!

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