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Ella is a beautiful small village in Sri Lanka's hill country carrying a few shops, hotels and guesthouses. It stands after a short deviation from the Bandarawela - Badulla road. Ella possesses a beautiful little railway station through which the Badulla railway passes. The heavily winding Ella-Wellawaya road strategically leads to the beautiful Ravana water falls flowing down a cave just by the roadside.

A traveller writes: "The view through the Ella gap was probably the best in the entire island. It was quite early and the isolated hills on the plain popped up like little islands in the mist."