Visit the Famous Nine Arch Bridge in Ella – Sri Lanka
There are many awesome things to do in Ella, Sri Lanka and visiting famous Nine Arch Bridge is one of them. This 30 meters high bridge, hidden in a dense jungle and surrounded by tea plantations is located just a few minutes tuk-tuk ride from Ella. It’s a unique experience you must not miss while traveling around Sri Lanka.
Getting to Nine Arch Bridge
Located between Ella and Demodara station, The Nine Arch Bridge is not hard to reach from Ella town. The easiest way is to arrive with a tuk-tuk (200 LRK) and be dropped off right at the bridge. Alternatively if you don’t mind a hike, you can walk all the way from Ella Town (it will take around 1h).
As we rented a scooter in Ella, we drove by ourselves. Getting to Nine Arch Bridge is pretty easy: follow the way to Ella Flower Garden Resort (the same spot you have to pass on the way to Little Adam’s Peak) and continue the road to the left. After a few hundred meters turn left by the Ella Hostel and follow the Nine Arch Bridge Road. Then, keep to the left after passing Lake Front Cottage and follow the road till the end. Here you can drop your scooter, and just continue the narrow path downhill, on foot. After a minute you will be able to spot the bridge in the distance.
See the road itinerary on google maps.
↬ TIP : Prior to our departures, we always save on google maps all the places and hotels we want to visit. This insures us that the map is always loaded even if we don’t have reception. So we can always find our way.
The train passes on Nine Arch Bridge few times a day. You can see the timetable here. Remember that even an hour of delay is typical for trains in Sri Lanka.
↬ TIP : Make sure to walk down the small tea plantation below the bridge for great photo opportunities.