Listen to the sounds of the birds at your private chalet on a lake, amidst the beautiful fauna and flora; your visit to Kalundewa Retreat is bound to leave a mystical and soothing impression in your mind.
Framed by picturesque mountains in this veritable oasis encompassing three scenic lakes, guests can bask in the morning sun or enjoy a walk amongst the fruit or herbal groves; meander through the rich paddy fields or in between seasons, through the plots of vegetables the paddy gives way to. You can also explore the Retreat's 90 acres of sustainable environment and experience authentic and traditional Sri Lankan agricultural practices. With the break of dawn a chorus of bird song will greet you. Your adventure will include encounters with Peacocks, Hornbill sightings and spottings of indigenous birds. A visit between the months of October and April will add further colour with sightings of migratory birds. You can make the most of an experiential holiday when at Kalundewa Retreat, a destination with all luxuries and modern comforts in the historical city of Dambulla.
At the heart of the Island’s Cultural Triangle, amid the primal symphony of twittering bird calls and fluttering leaves dancing to the tune of the wind; ensconced in a rural farming community that time seems to have fondly overlooked, lies Kalundewa Retreat, unique among hotels in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. This charming refuge for nature lovers, nestled in a lush 100-acre haven 150 km away from Colombo, is a strategic base for visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigirya Rock Fortress.
Boasting views of the surrounding nature, the spacious air-conditioned units feature coffee/tea making amenities and a minibar. The en suite bathroom comes with shower facilities, toiletries and a hairdryer. The restaurant serves local Sri Lankan delights alongside international favourites. In-room dining is possible.
The property is a 10-minute drive from the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium and a 30-minute drive from Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 3.5-hour drive away, while Colombo City is a 4-hour drive away.
Fortunate guests may spot peacocks, hornbills and other indigenous birds. Other activities include cycling, mountain hiking, fishing and village sightseeing.