The 9 Arch Bridge Ella is one of the most iconic places in the entire of Sri Lanka and rightly so. Right here's everything you need to recognize when visiting.
Where Is The 9 Arch Bridge Ella?
Ella Town is located right in the centre of the island as well as the Nine Arch Bridge is not so far from the main street.
You can get a tuk tuk for about 200 Rupees or you can walk there yourself through the jungle..
To walk from town it takes roughly 25 minutes and also is definitely a much easier area to get to than Ella Rock.
History of the Nine Arch Bridge
In the history books, it is said that when construction work commenced on the Nine Arc Bridge, World War I started in between the empires of Europe as well as the steel assigned for the bridge was reapportioned to Britain's War-related projects. Therefore, the wok came to a standstill, leading the locals to construct the bridge with the only materials hand being rock bricks as well as cement, but without steel. Human ingenuity I might add! Recognizing the rich history behind this monument definitely made me appreciate the experience more… this is always something to keep in mind while travelling!
How to Get To the Nine Arch Bridge
The Nine Arch Bridge is very close to the town of Ella. To walk there from the primary road it will certainly take you regarding half an hour or you can take a tuk-tuk straight to the bridge. I recommend hiking down to the Nine Arch Bridge Ella as you will travel through some tea plantations and it is more of an adventure rather than sitting in the back of a tuk-tuk.
Best Time Visit Nine Arch Bridge Ella
If you want to get some great shots of the 9 Arc Bridge and jungle environments, be sure to rise great a very early for a sunrise exploration. Chances are, you will certainly be the only person about right now as well as strolling along the tracks and also across the bridge is an unforgettable experience by itself.
If you have the time to visit the 9 Arch Bridges more than once, definitely get back down there for when a train is scheduled to pass over the bridge. I was there around 10:30 am and the train came with at 11am. It is a whole lot busier currently however you can still manage to get some wonderful images.
Train Times at the Nine Arch Bridge
Trains pass the bridge about 6 times a day. The exact times change all times in Sri Lanka but there should be one every hour. Don’t worry that you need to wait that long. It's a great place to photograph and there are little cafes where you can purchase beverages as well as food. We suggest you to get there in the morning, around 10 AM.