Nine Arch Bridge in Demodara is one of the most famous travel destinations in Sri Lanka. Most of the travelers who come to the Ella region will not forget to visit this place. It’s an old bridge that was built in the British Era in Sri Lanka. The bridge is also called the “Bridge in the Sky.

The Nine Arch Bridge is 300m in length and 80ft in height. There you can see nine spans. The width of the bridge is 25 ft and the elevation of the place is 3100 ft from sea level. This is located halfway between Ella and the Demodara Railway the Nine Arch Bridge from Demodara Railway Station is 9km and from Ella it is 4km. If you are starting from Ella town, you can easily hire a tuk tuk to reach this place. But you have to walk a few meters to meet the bridge.

The bridge connects two mountains and the Badulla–Colombo Railway. It was opened in 1921. This construction demonstrates the excellence of the architecture and engineering of the early 20th century. During the construction of this project, the First World War happened. It has affected the import of steel from abroad. The British rulers then decided to finish the project without using any steel or metal.The only materials used were stones, bricks, and cement.

P.K. Appuhami and D.J. Wimalasurendra are two Ceylonese who vastly helped to succeed in this project. Then they finished the work and opened the Nine Arch Bridge in 1921. Laterally, they finished the Colombo–Badulla Railway in 1924.

The Nine Arch Bridge in Demodara is normally crowded during holidays. The best time to go is between 9 and 11 a.m. in the morning.It’s an ideal place to take some beautiful photos. A few of the cafes are available in the area for visitors. The train journey between Colombo and Ella is considered one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. So, you should not miss it.

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With many natural treasures and beauties, Sri Lanka is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. For all kinds of tourists, there are things to see and to do. This tour is specially designed to entertain nature lovers and tourists who love to explore. This tour includes a guide with excellent knowledge of the city and local aspirations. With opulent nature, Ella is filled with many sightseeing places. It is named as one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Our guides will take you through the city tour, providing you valuable and informative knowledge of the city and of the country. They are proficient and fluent in English and upon special request, language specific guides can be arranges too.


What to see in Ella?

Ella is a small town located in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka, and is rich in diversity. Once you are in Ella, there are things that come under ‘absolute-must-see’ and let us see what places you can visit and enjoy.

  • Little Adam’s Peak

It is an opportunity to see the valleys down below with refreshing air. During the climb, you will come across breathtaking views of tea plantation and local villages.

  • Nine Arch Bridge

This is a world renowned architectural piece that is hidden among the lush greeny plantation in Ella. It is located just outside the town and for all who go on the city tour, this is a must. It is a beautifully constructed bridge that stands mightily among the greenery in the island.

  • Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Waterfall is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is a miracle of nature to see, especially if you are seeing it from the top. It has scattered ponds and pools on the way down and you can even have a swim in one of them.

  • Ella Spice Garden

Are you a foodie? Do you like experimenting with spices? This is the place for you to experience authentic Sri Lankan food and learn about the secret ingredients that make food smell so good and yummy.

  • Ravana Falls

Ravana Waterfall has become a popular stop for all tourists both local and foreigners. A quick dip in it can rejuvenate you for the rest of the adventurous tour.

  • Ella Rock

If you are up to hiking, Ella Rock will just do the job right. It is approximately a two-hour hike and you will experience the majestic beauty of the entire city from the top.

For all of you who love nature, this tour will satisfy your travel desires. It is a full-course meal for all nature lovers. Starting from the Little Adam’s Peak, Ella gives you a treat that is matchless. Come and enjoy the spectacular flora and fauna of the city with informative knowledge provided by our guides. Make sure to breathe as much fresh air as you can and take as many pictures you can. Do not miss out on this one-in-a-million city of beauty!


Ella City Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

A Tour to visit the most important places located in Ella

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations:
Ella, Badulla, Bandarawela, Haputhale, Nuwaraeliya, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : 3 – 4 hours average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.


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