Matara is an ideal location to continue your journey to the Sri Lankan hill country. The quaint little town of Ella is 3.5 hours drive from Savenrose. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.