My favourite part about Ella was how close the Nine Arches Bridge was. This world famous bridge has been on my bucket list for a while so I was super happy to tick it off!
I was dropped off at around 5.30 on the morning for a ‘train show’ at 6am. I went early to get the morning light on the camera but as I was there in October it was pretty drizzly.
A cute café called Eshran café stopped me on the top of hill and offered me a good cup of coffee. This was SO needed at 6am. They were a sweet little family and the café had a train schedule so you could see what time the trains were pulling through.
If you also want to see a train schedule of trains, see here. The train pull up on the bridge a few minutes after/before Ella station depending on which way it’s heading!
After I took some snaps of the train from above, I decided to make my way down. Woah, I was not prepared for it!!
As it was October and it was monsoon season, there was a muddy landslide all the way to the track. I literally had to hold on to the branches and plants either side and clamber my way down. I fell at points and got a nice layer of reddish brown mud on my bum! Nice.
But, it was totally worth the slide down. Although this picture looks terrifying (sorry mum) it actually wasn’t that scary. There’s a little step the other side of the bridge so you can easily hop on and pose!
You’re never really prepared for when the train comes through and so it was a mad dash to take a picture! My wifi shutter wasn’t working so a kind lady pressed it for me.
Next time, I would walk down the track or get a Tuk Tuk to the bottom and not the top. It’s just a lot easier and would save a bruised and muddy bum!
Tuk Tuk one way should be around 700 from Ella town.