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Demodara, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Explore Ella with Camping Night
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Explore Ella with Camping Night

Welcome to everyone’s favorite hill-country village. Ella is a famous destination for everyone visiting Sri Lanka. This awesome mountain village, with a view, is the perfect base for relaxing, whilst also offering lots of fantastic walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls. Ella with its perfect climate soothes your mind and makes your day to day anxieties feel a world away. We are ready to ‘Explore Ella’ with you.<br><br>Enjoy a night at the woods in Ella, evening tea, BBQ Dinner and next day breakfast will be provided.<br><br>The rural village tour will definitely add value to your travel. Walkthrough the paddy fields, a river bath, and a delicious village lunch will refresh you
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GN Holidays ( PVT) Ltd wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
please check the train time and go to see this . Then only you see the real loop and for that you need to go to the top .It i s lovely experience
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Date of experience: August 2020
Chamath Fernando wrote a review Feb 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka209 contributions49 helpful votes
The mechanism of the Demodara loop is considered to be an engineering marvel from the British colonial era. An arc of the loop can be visualized from a several spots closer to the Demodara Railway Station. However, the whole course of the loop and the mechanism is not discernible with these spots. It is recommended that you check the train schedule from the Ella Railway Station and reach the Demodara station 45mins prior to the scheduled train time. The experienced local trishaw drivers would take you to a higher elevation mount located some 8km away from where you can get a proper view of the whole mechanism, a range of mountains including little Adams Peak. The return trip to this spot from the Demodara station on trishaw costed three of us LKR 1,500 only.
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Soumyajit Saha wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions100 helpful votes
Demodara Loop is a very beautiful place to visit. It must be visited by everyone if visiting Ella for tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Chanaka Lakmal wrote a review Sep 2019
Veyangoda, Sri Lanka63 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi, Its have nice engagement of the train travel lovers to see how the railway rack makes advance skills in past. Can walk to visit and nice to stay train coming time and that's seems like unforgettable experience of the Demodara loop. Thanks.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Seevali D wrote a review Aug 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,230 contributions203 helpful votes
My wife, our grandson Ryan and I parked our car at Ella railway station, on 23rd July 2019, and hired a tuk-tuk that took us first to the "Nine Arch Bridge" and then to Demodera railway station. We went there to see the famous 'spiral loop' at Demodera. The train coming from the up-country enters the tunnel located right under the station. Though at different levels, the tunnel is almost perpendicular to the station. It then traverses around the adjoining hill in an upward spiral coming up to the station and proceeds towards Ella. We observed the train passing along, after it emanated from the tunnel. When it arrived at the station we got in and travelled down to Ella. The legend has it that, during railway construction, engineers had been perplexed to find a means of bridging the considerable vertical level difference between two adjoining hills. A person tying his turban around his head is said to have implanted the idea of the loop to bridge this gap by circumscribing the hill. Demodera loop is 1049 feet feet long at a gradient of 1 in 44, the maximum allowable in Sri Lanka Railway construction. The quaint Demodera railway station reminded me of the time when I travelled to school by train. The trains in this section of the railway still rely on exchanging tablets on arrival. The ticket holding cupboard and even the appearance of the clock in the station master's room have remained unchanged from the 1950s. On the way back from Ella we passed over the 'Nine Arch Bridge', where there were many tourists waiting to see it pass by.
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Date of experience: July 2019
4 Helpful votes
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