Idyll Homestay, Ella
About Idyll Homestay, Ella
Owned by a local couple Anil and Danu, the Idyll Homestay in Ella is a warm and friendly place where you can relax and enjoy your holiday. From waking up to the sounds of birds and sipping up a hot cup of Ceylon tea prepared by Danu, many travellers have been humbled and impressed by the hospitality provided during their stay. The Idyll Homestay consists of basic yet very clean guestrooms that offer views of the surroundings. Bathrooms are equipped with hot water while there is a communal balcony where you can enjoy your meals. Breakfast is always a local feast from fresh fruits to curd and treacle. Ella is a beautiful locale to explore if you are a complete nature buff.
Location of Idyll Homestay, Ella
The Idyll Homestay is located in the beautiful hillside town of Ella in Sri Lanka and is a mere 1.5 km away from the main town area. You can also enjoy a simple and relaxing walk up to the Homestay from the town which takes about 10 – 15 minutes. Ella is located just over 200 km away from the commercial hub of Colombo while the town can be reached via the Colombo – Batticaloa motor way. The drive would take you about 5 hours. There is a scenic train journey that is available that winds through the central highlands and takes you to Ella while the time taken here is about 7 – 8 hours. Ella is home to some beautiful hills and mystic valleys and is located over 1000 metres above sea level.
Accommodation at Idyll Homestay, Ella
Offering the perfect local Homestay experience, Anil and Danu who are the home owners makes you a part of their family instantly. With a unique yet welcoming ambience, Idyll Homestay consists of a few rooms on a top level while you can choose from either a double or triple depending on your requirement. The owners’ house is located below the rooms and they are always available if you need anything. The rooms of course are basic but they are always well kept and clean. All rooms consist of a bed, lamp, shelf, mosquito net and a spacious bathroom with hot water facilities. The rooms also have large windows while you can wake up to the early morning sunrise.
Facilities at Idyll Homestay, Ella
The Idyll Homestay in Ella allows you to wake up to the sunset streaming through the windows while you can always enjoy a warm cup of Ceylon tea whilst enjoying nature at its best. There is a communal balcony with views and chairs for guests to relax or even mingle with other guests during breakfast. The food offered at the Idyll Homestay is undoubtedly authentic Sri Lankan cuisine which includes seasonal tropical fruit salads, homemade string hoppers, dhal curry, sambal and coconut roti which are considered staples in many Sri Lankan households. The buffalo curd with Kitul (sugar palm) treacle is always a welcoming treat. Dinner which is a delight of local curries and mains can also be requested which you can enjoy amidst a candle lit atmosphere.
Ella is a beautiful town surrounded by massive mountains, tea plantations, waterfalls and a wide range of flora and fauna. The cool climate makes it ideal for hiking and trekking expeditions since Ella is surrounded by many nature trails. From exploring tea estates to visiting the Little Adams Peak, there are many things that a nature lover could enjoy during their stay. Other interesting places that you can visit include the Ella Rock, the Ella Spice Garden, Ravana Ella Falls, the Bambaragala Peak, the Demodara Station and the Nine Arches Bridge. Some of the nearest towns to Ella include Badulla and Bandarawela which can also be explored easily if time permits.