Ravana's Cave

Ravana's Cave, Ella: Address, Phone Number, Ravana's Cave Reviews: 3.5/5

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Hunter K
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A fun little hike. Not really as close to Ravana falls as the internet would have you believe, but you can easily catch a bus. The cave itself is large, but not a whole lot to look at. Great views on the way up and a small temple at the bottom. If you're only doing one hike in Ella I'd choose Little Adam's peak or Ella rock instead. Otherwise, a nice hike.
Written September 12, 2014
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Travel-o-holic235
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Friends
There is a fee you gotta pay to access this place. A narrow road leads to the entrance and then it is a steep climb.. there are stairs and some shaky hand railing in steep areas. You see old folks and parents with babies do the climb.. so if your group is up for it, do it.

The caves and the climb gives some nice views and good opportunities for photos.
Written January 24, 2017
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calmly
Switzerland205 contributions
Couples
We climbed all the way up the 700 steps views on way up good but the cave is a disappointment nothing really to see inside. Too dark to see all the tunnel entrances so could only listen to the stories . Would not climb it again. The small temple at the bottom much more interesting with it's painted ceiling and history. NO fee but boy had to be paid for taking us up
Written March 23, 2015
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
Reputed to have been used by King Rawana to hide the Princess Sita I wish I had researched more before walking. An entry fee, over 700 steps up, 90% concrete, some natural uneven stone stepping points, some step after step, others steps deeper requiring two paces. In 30c heat its fortunate to be wooded and therefore in shade. Some nice views on the walk. But is the journey worth it? No, it is just a cave, no carvings or colour. that I expected, I just didn’t check how far I'd have to walk to be disappointed. Some photos under this entry show photos of a reclining Buddha or colourful walls, it is not here, that is Dowa Rajamaha Viharaya Temple a few miles away.
Written February 15, 2022
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jujurio
Bali, Indonesia51 contributions
Friends
Seems like this cave is not as popular as Adam’s peak, I personally really enjoyed going up the hill and see the cave and beautiful nature on the way. (The posted pictures on the site cannot really capture the whole beauty of nature.) Also, it was a good exercise. If you gets too hot, you can get a fresh coconut for 90 rupees. The “cafe” owner is very calm and nice. I saw many locals and few tourists at this site.
Written January 10, 2020
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Tereza
Teplice, Czech Republic4 contributions
Friends
I am sorry, but no. Too far away from Ella Rock (add hour to your trip) and so many stairs with same view and cave itself is not worthy at all. Temple is also not worthy for me. On the top of Ella Rock is nicer cave temple.
Written March 6, 2022
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srividhya_umashanker
Bengaluru, India47 contributions
Family
We recently visited this place on 05 jan 2015. Due to the recent landslide, the steps reaching this, on the last stretch is completely damaged. Please check with the people before climbing up. Else it will be waste of time, to climb some 300 steps and then finding out that it is still not repaired.

If you are young and can manage slippery sand and falling rocks, please try this :-)
Written January 7, 2015
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Mohit
Noida, India333 contributions
First of all, there is absolutely no "information" about the historic significance of this cave, either at the entrance, during the hike, or in the cave. So basically, you will just be climbing stairs for 500 meters and will be looking at a cave made by falling of rocks strategically.

The entrance fees for the cave is 150 LKR. Although this is most probably an "unofficial" or "illegal" business setup by some locals who consider themselves the caretaker of the cave, although there is nothing to take care of. Since we did not want any quarrel and it was not a big amount, we agreed to pay.

The hike itself was moderate. There were stairs for most part of the hike and only for a very short duration you will have to climb the rocks. The end result, however, is very disappointing. Just a makeshift cave with no information about it whatsoever. You stand there, take a customary picture, and make your way downstairs.

Only do it if you are in Ella for more than 2 days and have already exhausted all the places to see and getting bored of sitting in the chic cafes at the main road.
Written November 14, 2019
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Bindu p
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Family
The trek up 800 steps to the top was the most over rated trek ever. We started our walk at noon the stairs at the beginning was well maintained but the last 200 steps were missing and quite tricky and steep. Not recommended for elders. Arriving at the top after a hard trek it was disappointing to see an empty cave with no boards or information about the place. The views were much better from Adam’s peak . The cave was not maintained and there was nothing to see. I recommend that no one climbs to this cave because it is useless .
Written June 20, 2018
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Sujeewa W
Colombo, Sri Lanka661 contributions
Family
Ravana cave is on Ella- Wellawaya road about 3kms from Ella town. First you need to go to Ravana Temple and from there you have to buy a ticket to enter the sanctuary. Not that difficult to go to top. You need to climb 650 steps(Approx), Avoid going on a rainy day as it is dangerous to enter the cave when it is wet.

Please take a bottle of water when you are going there as there aren't a place to get water in the rock. Better go with a guide. There is a guy called Damith. He is very helpful. In our tour he helped a lot to take my daughter to the top of the rock and he is master for this type of adventures.
Written October 18, 2015
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