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.
The Kalundewa Retreat draws its beauty from the mystic Kalundewa Mountain range that seems to come alive with each sunrise. The glimmering rays of sunlight that fall on the natural slopes of the mountain bounce off the terrain in myriad angles as if though it speaks to you.
With an inimitable perspective on the human-nature bond, Kalundewa Retreat is easily one of the most unique boutique hotels in Sri Lanka lying amid 100 acres of pristine land, home to four beautiful lakes which also support a rural farming community. Located about 150 km from Colombo, this isolated farming community contributed to the journey that ultimately brought about the remarkable Kalundewa Retreat.
Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the blissful environment. The arrival lobby itself is a marvelous architectural structure which also hold the restaurant, has an enormous tree in the middle of its building incorporating the surrounding environment into its man-made home. Built with simple yet elegant steel frames, wooden floors and open vistas help you connect to the outside. The luxury resort is a home to 7 unique villas secluded from one another to offer the privacy during your stay. They are again a simple structure of steel and wood and offers an ample view of the surrounding nature.
Kalundewa Retreat is around three hours away from Colombo.