Rukgala was conceived from a passion and enthusiasm for this very beautiful and still pretty unknown part of Sri Lanka. Out of a crumbly, empty old house the team have fashioned something they hope will make an ideal sanctuary, both for those wanting extended retreat space and those just seeking a shorter escape in the hills.
The goal has been to offer spaces where people can enjoy time together, experience a very honest and open side of Sri Lanka, and from which they can take something not so often found in the tourist guides.
While the focus has been to create something ideal for retreat leaders of all sorts, the team are equally keen to welcome guests traveling independently; those that will appreciate really great, healthy Sri Lankan food...active, occasionally even adventurous, days...and a uniquely restorative spot.
Here, you will experience a very honest and open side of Sri Lanka.
Appreciate really great, healthy Sri Lankan food, active, occasionally even adventurous, days, and a uniquely restorative spot to relax and unwind without the pressure and hassles of daily life.
The location is surrounded by lesser-known temples, lush green tea estates, untouched mountains, and secluded villages that dot the shores of the Victoria Lake.
The picturesque grounds also offer a vibrant natural yoga space, beautiful pool, and plenty of lovely nooks and crannies to relax with a good book.
The menu shows off wonderful Sri Lankan flavours but also with unique vegan and vegetarian options that don't rely entirely on the 'rice and curry' staple popular to the country.
Delight every one of your senses here as you take in the natural surroundings, feast on wholesome vibrant cuisine and rest deeply in stunning colonial-style accommodations.
Find inner peace, celebrate the joys of simple living, and reconnect with the most healthful, joyous and inspired version of yourself.
A 3 night wellness stay includes -
daily group yoga classes - morning and evening
consultation and massage treatment with an Ayurvedic doctor
guided walk to the Temple and meditation caves
all meals from a fixed, healthy, Sri Lankan-inspired menu.