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Sri Lanka is liberally endowed with beautiful views, and Ella has one of the best. The sleepy village is nestled in a valley peering straight through Ella Gap to the plain nearly 1000m below, and across to the coast where, on a clear night, you can see the Great Basses lighthouse. And as if the views weren't enough, Ella is surrounded by hills perfect for walks through tea plantations to temples and waterfalls.

By Train:

If you are coming from Colombo or Kandy, hop into the Badulla train and get down at the Ella railway station (3 stations prior to Badulla).
You can now book your seat(s) on the "ExpoRail" or "Rajadhani Express"- an air-conditioned railway carriage. The best choice to travel in Sri Lanka with the most comfortable train journey you will ever experience in Sri Lanka.

For more details see: www.exporail.lk , www.rajadhani.lk

"Heaven's Edge" is just 1.4Km from the Ella railway station. Transport can be arranged from the Ella railway station by giving prior notice.

By Road:

From Colombo (205 Km)
Approximately 5 hours drive.
Drive through Awissawela, Ratnapura, Balangoda (A4), Haputale and Bandarawela.
Just 12 kms from Bandarawela.
Drive along the Badulla road (A16) and turn right at the Kumbalwela junction to Ella (A23).
Take the Kitalella Road before the Ella Tunnel (on to your right), drive 1 km and you will find "Heaven's Edge" alongside the road.

From Kandy (133 Km)
Approximately 3 hour's drive. Drive through the Randenigala road to Badulla. Just 24 kms from Badulla.
Drive along the Bandarawela road (A16) and turn left at the Kumbalwela junction to Ella (A23).
Take the Kitalella Road before the Ella Tunnel (on to your right), drive 1 km and you will find "Heaven's Edge" alongside the road.

From Nuwara Eliya (56 Km)
Approximately 2 hour's drive. Drive towards Welimada (A5).
From Welimada, take the Bandarawela Road (B51/B810).
From Bandarawela, drive towards Badulla (A16) and turn right at the Kumbalwela junction to Ella (A23).
Take the Kitalella Road before the Ella Tunnel (on to your right), drive 1 km and you will find "Heaven's Edge" alongside the road.

From Galle / Matara / Yala / Tissa / Hambantota / Wellawaya
Come to Ella along the Ella-Wellawaya Road (A2).
Once you get to Ella, drive along the Bandarawela road (A23).
Just as you drive past the Ella town, you will drive inside a small tunnel.
Take the Kitalella Road after the Ella Tunnel (on to your left), drive 1 km and you will find "Heaven's Edge" alongside the road.

Approximate drive time to Ella

Katunayake Aiport to Ella - 6 hours
Colombo to Ella - 5 1/2 hours
Kandy to Ella - 4 hours
Yala to Ella - 3 1/2 hours
Ratnapura to Ella - 3 hours
Nuwara Eliya to Ella - 3 hours
Badulla to Ella - 35 minutes
Diyatalawa to Ella - 30 minutes
Bandarawela to Ella - 20 minutes

Weather:

The climate throughout most of the year is typical of the high Hill Country, with a hot sun by midday, but a moderate air temperature. It will often rain in the afternoon, but only for an hour or so. A sweatshirt, or light jacket is needed at night. In November and December it can rain a lot!

Being near the Equator, Sri Lanka has no distinct seasons, but the monsoons do the needful in their own way. Affecting the popular west coast, the South-western monsoon occurs from June to October and the North-eastern monsoon brings rains to the 'dry zone' from December to March. Overall however, the sun and good weather tends to conquer the clouds to bring you wonderful days of sunshine all round.