Ella is a picturesque small town in the Badulla District in Sri Lanka approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. If you’re a trekker, you will love Ella. The Kandy to Ella train ride in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic train rides in the whole world. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna.
Ella is internationally popular among bird watchers for the large variety of endemic species you will encounter during a birdwatching session. Hornbills, Peacocks, Woodpeckers, Babblers, Barbets, Flycatchers, Minivets, Chestnut Headed Bee-Eaters and Hill Mynas are regulars in the area.