Spend the next 3 days in the fresh air and nature of Ella and the surrounding area; Tea trekking through the Lipton Tea Plantation, a trek (Grade 3) to the Diyaluma Falls ( difficult) and a Ziplining experience (Adrelanin pure) through the Ella Valley!
It starts early in the morning to visit Liptons's Seat. Breakfast is included as a picnic on the way. Drive towards Haputale to Litpon's Seat. The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton (1850-1931) liked to climb up to this site, so it was named after him, Lipton’s Seat its 1935 m high. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view. The ascent to the 7 km distant vantage point is not a leisurely walk, but undoubtedly worth the effort, as you walk through some of the beautiful tea plantations. Once at the top, the almost vertical abyss opens dramatically before the feet of the visitor. The depending on the condition 1 ½ - 2 hour ascent should start early, as the mountain in the early morning often covered in clouds. In the small cafe on the viewing platform you can treat yourself to a good cup of tea before you start the return journey. Afterwards you visit the Dambatenne tea factory which was founded in 1890 by the merchant Thomas Lipton, son of a Glasgow grocery retailer. Already at the end of the 19th century Owners of 2200 ha, which he used for his own tea production and who does not know them, the tea bags with the striking yellow label and the red inscription. Within a few years Lipton created a huge tea empire and in 1898 ennobled as royal purveyor to Queen Victoria.
Visiting the Diyaluma waterfall is one of the best things to do in Ella. The foot of the Diyaluma falls can be easily reached by tuk-tuk, car or motorcycle in one hour. The last 15 minutes of the journey are uphill and the road is not the best from this point. At the foot of the waterfall you pass the bridge and follow the path to the waterfall. Once you reach the first part of the waterfall, you will be in front of a series of natural pools where you can swim. Nature has designed this pool so that you can even jump from one pool to the next. It is the second highest waterfall in the country and offers some of the best views. Many tourists overlook this natural "highlight" because it is a bit off the beaten track, which makes this experience even better!
Please note that a certain level of fitness is required for the full ascent, and proper footwear is important as the last part is a real climb over a rocky and unpaved track. You can, however, choose your own speed, and if you climb slowly, surely all active visitors can reach the top!
"Flying Ravana" is Sri Lanka's first mega-double zip-line set amidst the lush green estates of Ella in Sri Lanka (near Little Adams Peak - Ella's main attraction). The two-wire zip line stretches for more than half a kilometer (length 550 m), reaches a maximum speed of 80 km / h and offers a bird's-eye view of the beautiful hills of the island. The Ravana Zipline gives you the real feeling of flying and enjoying Ella in all its glory from a bird's-eye view!