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Ravana's Cave

Wellawaya road | Nature Exploration and conservation Society ,#37/2,kekunahena,opatha,Galle, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 71 356 2295
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Just An OK Walk That Is Long And Steep

Quite a walk up many steps etc. and not sure if it was worth it. Good for some exercise really. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AucklandWiz
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Auckland
Overrated hike

The trek up 800 steps to the top was the most over rated trek ever. We started our walk at noon the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bindu p
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Wellawaya road | Nature Exploration and conservation Society ,#37/2,kekunahena,opatha,Galle, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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"interesting history"
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"small tea"
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"visit ella"
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"nice hike"
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"be careful"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a walk up many steps etc. and not sure if it was worth it. Good for some exercise really. A couple stopped at the little tea house part way up and actually this little tea house sitting in the quiet would have been just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trek up 800 steps to the top was the most over rated trek ever. We started our walk at noon the stairs at the beginning was well maintained but the last 200 steps were missing and quite tricky and steep. Not recommended for elders....More

2  Thank Bindu p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quite and tranquil place.. explains why ravana hid sitha there,, easy to find and get to but very little information about the history and significance

1  Thank Panangalage G
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I reached the enterence by a tuk tuk. Then we paid the fees. It was not very expensive. We started treckes. Well found a chai stall after half a kilometre up the mountain. We did not stay there for long. There was a good path...More

2  Thank Anushka G
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The hike consists of 650+ steps, some narrow mud slides and some gruesome stones. But throughout the views were all worth it.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I think others have mentioned that this is basically a lot of steps up the side of Ella Rock to go to a 'cave'. Whilst the mythological history sounded interesting the paintings we were expecting just weren't there. You climb up to a dead end....More

1  Thank SarahandRichP
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here last week whilst staying in Ella. There were far more steps than I was expecting - so be prepared it’s quite a hard walk in the heat. There is a tea shop about half way up selling well-priced drinks if you need a...More

Thank Holly B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A small cafe outside ella with 500 m of stairs.. it's a good trip for cardiac exercise and it has nothing inside to see .. it's more for ritual thing.. كهف يقع خارج المدينة ولازم تطلع ٥٠٠ متر كلها درج ،، متعب ولا يوجد به...More

Thank Abdullh A
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Scenic activity close to Ella (35min walk, or short tuk tuk). Once on the path, it’s a short straight uphill walk to a small broad cave with plenty of legendary history behind it. A nice walk, but not especially amazing in comparison to other large...More

Thank Zac99
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Admittedly, we're not the fittest and we're in our 60's. The steps just kept on going and going. We got to the tea shop and were told we were half way there. We stopped and had a cup of (very sweet) ginger tea, got our...More

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