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“A refreshing view”
Review of Ella Rock

Ella Rock
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$42.50*
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Private Guided Hike to Ella Rock
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Ella
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Mumbai
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“A refreshing view”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The view from the top is very nice.

The walk aint very difficult and pretty much enjoyable. We got lost a couple of time (once on our way up and once on the way down) but with a little sense of direction you can be back on track. Once you have the village in view, just ask for directions and you will be set back on track.

Be careful of the helpful locals on the train tracks who want to be your guides for a sum which we dont think is required.

If you get tired or if its raining etc, you can always stop at the train station and catch a train back to Ella (if there is one coming soon) which costs about Rs.10 for 3rd class and a 10 minute ride.

This trail has leeches, a good advice received from Mr Nelly of Forest Paradise was to spray the shoes with mosquito repellent as that will keep them from climbing, this worked till it started to rain. We spotted a few leeches on us post the rain and we used the mosquito repellent and they instantly let go.

Visited December 2012
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“Best views for free”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

I'm a firm believer that the best things in life are free and this walk is just that. It is quite picturesque walking the train tracks and then up to the rock itself. A local was nice enough to show us the way as there are many tracks leading off the sides. Great walk takes 2-3 hours return.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Great walk - worth letting a local join you”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

We had planned to walk without a guide but a local took us under his wing & guided us onto the right path for a small tip.

Fantastic views from the top - take your camera and a bottle of water!

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Very nice little walk, on a clear day the views are amazing.
Take a snack and chill at the top for awhile talking in one of the most stunning and free views in Sri Lanka.

Visited December 2012
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“A highlight of the hill country”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

A semi-challenging walk that is worth ever sweat broken. The panoramic view whilst you stand out alone overlooking the whole world is mind blowing. We have done all the big ones in Sri Lanka and we really rate this one.

Visited December 2012
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