We visited Panthera as part of a larger trip to Sri Lanka. As a mid-west girl from the US who didn't have a lot of prior International travel experience, this was quite the adventure. I was a little apprehensive about a stay in the "jungle" but took a chance because of the recommendation of a friend. Panthera did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived, every part of our stay was amazing. Liyanage and Chinthaka were up before we were and busy until we went to bed taking care of anything we needed. And we kept them busy! Then for activities, we did everything from relaxing at the lodge to safaris at Yala and an unforgettable trip to the nearby temple. Overall I'd say that this is a very unique and special spot that somehow manages to allow the guest to experience the wildness of the jungle from the comfort of a place that feels just like home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lodge type bungalow with large hall with 6 beds, overlooking saltern (Lagoon). Ideal for family bookings, 3 shared toilets. 15 minutes to Yala National Park. Safari jeeps available. 5 minutes to Kirinda Beach. 30 minutes to Bundala National Park 60 minutes to Udawalawe national Park and 40 minutes to Lunugamvehera National Park.The sacred city of Kataragama and Sithulpahuwa temple is half an hour away.Ideal location to base, if you are diving the great/little basses or trawling. The rates are for a couple and for the whole bungalow. Flexible menus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Panthera Lodge Sri Lanka/Kirinda