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Ella Rock, Ella

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Witness the geological formations that attract many trekkers and nature lovers to Ella Rock, from which you can view hillside tea plantations and villages. Although you can visit this area by car, you can also arrive by a railway that snakes its way through the mountainous landscape. The nearby waterfalls provide an ideal opportunity for a quick dip, so don't forget your swimsuit. Arrange your visit to Ella Rock and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ella using our Ella road trip website .
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  • An incredible place. Absorbs nature. Not for the faint of heart and physically. Will have to work hard.
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  • The way to Ella Rock is not easy to find, we were him with our guide on the way of course knew and go have a few of us joined... the way to top was already tiring, but it was totally worth! From two vantage points, it has great views over Ella and Ella gap.
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  • Quite a tough walk and we seriously recommend using a local guide. The second half of the walk is steep, rocky and a bit slippery so you need decent shoes. The views at the top are stupendous.  more »
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  • Amazing views. Make sure you download or take a good map of the route with you before you go. Once you've finished walking along the railway line, the first 20-30 minutes of the walk is actually pretty tricky because it's not at all obvious where you should go. There are lots of locals trying to offer their services as guides and if you don't know where to go you might end up having to be ripped off by them. Also, go early in the morning if you can because we went late morning and even though it was cloudy it was still way too hot.
  • Great view point worth the hike. If there is only one thing you have time to do in Ella this is it. Start early as its get really hot. Also make sure to explore the camp area as at the end of it there is another viewpoint Map to get there attached
  • Nice view over Ella and close by mountain tops (Litte Adams Peak etc.). The walk is fun (quite a distance over rail track) and sometimes a bit fickle if you try to find the way through the grass land if you have no guide or offline map. Better go early in the morning :)
  • One of the best places for a hike plus camping. Takes around 3 hours for the hike (up and down) We witnessed two view points. The hike is moderately difficult. Has picturesque views. Really worth visiting. There are several butique shops as well on the way. At the view point there is a villager selling tea. Wonderful experience.
  • Great hike! There are actually multiple roads going up the mountain. Don't let some local people try to 'guide' you up the mountain. Totally not necessary and they try to tell you that you get lost. Haha

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Where to stay in Ella

Ella accommodations come in many forms, with the hill station a long-established backpacker-friendly haunt, as well as a growingly popular destination for honeymooning couples and resort-lovers. Guesthouses and rental apartments provide the budget-friendly options in town, with plenty of those including views of the surrounding landscape. Eco-friendly resorts and lodges blend in with the scenery and ensure lots of green space for rest and recreation.
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