Living Heritage - Nuwaraeliya
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The villas are perfectly suited to the wonderful climate and combine boutique-style luxury and traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture. The resort has worked with local craftsmen and revived forgotten construction techniques to ensure that every building is authentically Sri Lankan down to the smallest detail.Colours and textures recurrent through the centuries are used throughout, and the rooms are furnished with beautiful antiques from all over the country.

Each villa has a private courtyard, outdoor jacuzzi and hot water garden shower – if you’ve never showered by moonlight before, it’s an experience that is guaranteed to leave you reluctant to go back to your usual routine… You can swim or laze by the infinity pool or settle back on the cushions in one of the three open-sided, roofed houses, known as Ambalamas, which were the meeting place within every village in years gone by. There’s also a long veranda, another aspect of traditional Sri Lankan living, ideal for relaxing, chatting, having a drink and enjoying the tastes and smells of Sri Lankan food prepared by the chef.


Luxury Villas
Traditional Sri Lankan architecture, design, materials and colours are the signature of the villas. All of them have magnificent views of ‘God’s Forest’ and are furnished with antiques sourced throughout Sri Lanka. The rooms are spacious, with a sumptuous Emperor sized bed and luxurious en-suite bathroom.There is a long veranda and private courtyard for you to relax in and doors open to your very own private walled garden where you’ll find an outdoor shower and Jacuzzi.

The gatehouse makes a beautiful hideaway. There’s a luxury double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private garden plus your own Ambalama in the garden for relaxing.

Things to do


  • Diyaluma Falls And Rubber Plantation Visit

The beautiful Diyaluma falls are just a short drive or walk from hotel. At 220m high, it’s one of the highest waterfalls on the island and a spectacular sight. Afterwards, you may want to visit the nearby rubber plantation and learn about traditional methods for harvesting and processing rubber.

  • Tea Plantations

The spectacular scenic drive along small plantation roads alone would make this trip unmissable, but it’s also a great opportunity to glimpse a bygone era on a beautiful and unspoilt working estate and learn about tea growingThe scenery as you journey higher into the hills is incredibly beautiful, and along the way you’ll catch sight of tea pickers whose dress and working methods have changed little in the last 100 years.Rolling green hills and plantation bungalows transport you to Sri Lanka’s colonial past where its still flourishing tea industry has its roots. Learn all about how the planters searched for the best slopes to cultivate what became known worldwide as Ceylon tea and see how tea is picked and processed today.And once you know all about what goes into the perfect brew, you’ll get to taste one for yourself at a private tasting.

  • Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala, which means “the rock of Buddhist Sculptures”, is the name given to a group of seven carvings that can be found on the site of an ancient buddhist temple.The carvings are colossal – the biggest is over 16 metres high – and date back to the ninth or 10th century, which makes it even more remarkable how intact they are.

  • Udawalawe National Park

If you want to visit the small natural sanctuary where the Buduruwagala are to be found, you may want to go on your way to Udawalawe National Park. Famed for its elephants, it’s a haven for all kinds of wildlife, exotic birds, fish and reptilesTake a jeep safari through its marshes and grasslands and, along with the elephants, you may just see a Sri Lankan sloth bear. If not, the Asian palm civet, toque macaque, tufted grey langur or Indian hare have all been spotted there, as well as many varieties of water birds.

  • Kataragama

Kataragama is the home of a temple complex that is a sacred site for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims alike.The Kataragama Perehera is a two week festival that takes place from July to August and coincides with the new Moon in the Esala monthWith its procession of drummers, dancers, jugglers and elephants, the Perahera attracts thousands of people, many of whom make the pilgrimage on foot from as far afield as Jaffna in Sri Lanka’s northern peninsula.

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