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"Diyaluma Falls are the most beautiful in the area, with pools you can swim in. The falls are about an hours tuk tuk from Ella and I recommend you get there early to avoid the crowds- this goes for most things in Sri Lanka. I'm not an early bird but being one of a handful of people checking out a beautiful waterfall really makes all the difference to whether it's a top experience or a so-so one. My suggestion is to aim to get there for between 7 and 8.30am for the best experience!"
"One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, Diyaluma Waterfall stands at a staggering 220 meters. Hike up the waterfall to find 5-6 bathing pools, smaller waterfalls, and even a rock to cliff jump!"
"Probably the best waterfall around here. The hike to the top worth every minute!"
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Ella is a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and valleys. It’s a hub for a wide range of activities in Sri Lanka and because of it’s higher elevation it remains warm but comfortable year round and offers some respite from the rest of the country which can get stiflingly hot in season, or see a lot of rain out of season. Almost every person I met travelling in Sri Lanka remarked Ella was their favourite place they visited during their trip and I have to say it was also mine. The temperate weather makes Ella a great place to do lots of activities each day -you can go hiking, enjoy one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, view Nine Arch Bridge, swim in waterfalls, go caving and swim in underground cave pools, take yoga classes, cooking classes, visit temples, and venture a little further for safaris. It’s an ideal spring board between Colombo and the South/East Coast and Yala National Park. The best way to arrive in Ella is by train from Kandy or Nuwara Eliya, but as one of the most beautiful train journey's in the world, you will need to book your train tickets in advance... my advice is to go for 2nd class- find out why, and how to book them in the "What To Do" section of this guide. Read on for all my recommendations on where to stay, what to do and where to eat for a FABULOUS time in Ella!
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