After breakfast set off on a journey to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens which was once used as a hospital during the World War II as well as the Royal Pleasure Gardens of the Last Kingdom of Ceylon. (payable directly)
Its best known attraction – the Orchid House is home to some 300 varieties of orchids, the extensive well-kept lawns, the avenue of Royal Palms, fernery, banks of giant Burmese bamboo and the myriad of colour that pops off the varied blossoms including cannas, hibiscus, chrysanthemums, crotons and bougainvillea are among the details that add to the splendour of the gardens, further uplifted by the Mahaweli river that flows through its fringes.
After the brief visit you can catch a local commuter train (payable directly) which will take you through some of the most picturesque train rides in the island. You have the option of travelling in the comfort of a Comfortable A/C compartment or to Travel like a Local with the wind in your face looking out your window at the amazing view which has been painted meticulously by Mother Nature. This journey will get you to Ella by sundown.
Upon arrival check in to Waterfall Home Stay where you get to live with a family in these hilly climes.