After 4 weeks in Sri Lanka this place stands head and shoulders above every hotel or guesthouse I have stayed in. The location itself is beautiful just tucked away in the forest which borders farming area and a natural small lake with beautiful water lillies. The first evening we sat looking out onto the lake as many species of birds flew close by with the tiny bats before a huge electrical storm came in looting down then the sky was lit up by thousands of fire flies. It was one of the most beautiful evenings I have ever had the pleasure to experience. Add to this the food which was outstanding (subtle, beautiful flavours from basic but exceptionally high quality ingredients) and invigorating as well as the truly beautiful gentlemen that looked after us it was an experience that I will not soon forget. It may not be for everyone as privacy is minimal but what you loose in privacy you gain by having your space shared with the beautiful environment. We left feeling the kindness of this beautiful country condensed into 3 wonderful days.
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- The tranquility that surrounds Galkadawala Forest Lodge is an ideal setting to experience Ayurveda Therapy in a traditionally authentic way. Mahinda, the owner of Athreya Ayurveda Spa in Habarana would be present with staff for daily consultation and treatment for resident guests only at Galkadawala Forest Lodge. This is our new venture to have special Ayurveda programmes for 7, 14, and 21 days. ... more less
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