Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Ellerton Bungalow, Gampola

Built over 100 years ago for the manager of a major tea estate and now owned by Richard and Cary Goode Ellerton preserves the character and tranquillity of colonial days

Ellerton is close to the geographic centre of Sri Lanka. Colombo and the international airport is 3 hours away and the World Heritage city of Kandy with its renowned botanical gardens and other tourist attractions is 30 minutes drive. The Cultural Triangle to the north is only 2 hours away making Ellerton an excellent base from which to explore the island.

At 2,400 feet Ellerton combines the best of Sri Lanka's weather. The sun in the day is hot, while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast, nor the distinct chill of the hill country.

The beautiful gardens are full of interesting flowers, butterflies and birds including the the Sri Lankan Hanging Parrot, Golden Oriole, Sunbirds and the Plum Headed Parakeet. The garden also provides vegetables and fruit for the house. The countryside around Ellerton is crossed by many paths and tea estate roads, making walking and biking easy and delightful.

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ELLERTON was built for the manager of a large tea estate more than 100 years ago. Now owned by Richard & Cary Goode, it retains the character and tranquillity of those colonial days. At 2,400 feet Ellerton combines the best of Sri Lanka’s weather. The sun in the day is hot, while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast, nor the distinct chill of the hill country. Close to the geographic centre of Sri Lanka, 3 hours drive from Colombo, 30 minutes from Kandy, Ellerton is ideally sited for exploring the Island. Set in beautiful gardens, Ellerton has 8 comfortable double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Ellerton is rated the best hotel in the Kandy district by guests.