Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

A prime example of 20th-century engineering from the British Colonial period, the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge has fast become a must-visit destination when in Sri Lanka. Almost 100 years old, the bridge is one of the most iconic spots in Sri Lanka and rightly so, as it was built solely with blocks of stone and cement, without any steel. Commissioned in 1921 under the British government, finding this bridge isn’t too difficult. Located approximately three kilometres away from the town of Ella, the hike along the train tracks would usually take 30-45 minutes. Alternatively, one can combine the hike with a visit to Little Adam’s Peak as only spending half an hour at the bridge is recommended. The best time to visit the bridge is when the train is passing!

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