Heritance Kandalama

Streaming on to the scenic jungly landscape of Kandalama, 180-KM from Colombo, is the artistically eloquent resort of ‘Heritance Kandalama’. This Dambulla hotel appreciates a backdrop of riotous greenery, fringed by the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Cave Temple.

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Conceptualizing itself around the theme of ‘Eco Resorts’, ‘Heritance Kandalama’ sits beholding the spectacle of the Kandalama Tank, whilst the Kandalama Rock stands at the back of the resort. Set in a prolific forest, spendthrifts of wood flowers and merry tunes of song birds accentuate the lush spirit of the resort. A seamless extension of the natural setting, ‘Heritance Kandalama’ presents a visually captivating experience.

The Experience

The superior rooms overlook the Sigiriya Rock or the velvety Kandalama Jungle. The panoramic rooms are furnished with private balconies and rejoice in quirky tapestry and earthy tones. The luxury rooms feature a forest view tub and picture windows. The luxury panoramic rooms are famed for their airy private balconies, which are the largest in the hotel. The deluxe rooms come with the invitation of a Jacuzzi and views of the Kandalama Lake. The suites are thoughtfully furnished, each picture window and balcony skillfully manoeuvred to capture the best of scenery. The luxury suites come with living rooms, four poster beds and Jacuzzis. The royal suite exudes a stately frame of mind, provided with 24 hour butler service.

The ‘Kanchana Restaurant’ serves an assortment of the Sri Lankan and continental best hits, transformed into an other-worldly place in the night with flute music straying the air. Tuck into a mishmash of fusion cuisine at the ‘Kaludiya Restaurant’. Enjoy the vibrant jazz and cultural shows at the ‘Kanchana Lounge’, between light snacks and drinks. Delight your eyes with a movie at the ‘Kachchan Bar’ while sipping on heady, exotic cocktails or sit back and relax at the ‘Café Kachchan’. Bask in the glory of exclusive dining experiences such as picnics in rice fields, candlelit dinners in exotic caves and inspiring lunches in the village.

Soothe and calm your senses at the ‘Six Senses Spa’, taking your pick from a refreshing menu of treatments that voyage from the traditional ancient Ayurvedic to the Swedish. Delve into a mesmerizing miscellany of handlooms, batiks and woodcarvings at the souvenir shop or find the cream of Ceylonese gems at the Jewellery shop. Dip into an alluring book on the history of Serendib at the library of the resort. Plunge into the pool or feel the burn at the gym.

Around and About

Take in the sights of a 40 minute trek to the Aligala Caves which resembles an elephant in appearance. Wander the sun-up splendour of Kandalama with a naturalist and immerse in the exotic birdlife of the island. Head over to the village of Puranagama and take in the quintessential sights of a traditional, untouched village. Appreciate the beauty of the Kandalama Lake from a traditional boat that sways on its placid waters. Dare the Kandalama Rock and enjoy panoramic vistas from the summit.

An hour’s drive from Kandalama will take you to the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya where ruins of palaces, water and boulder gardens and royal ponds landscape into a splendorous citadel. Within 10-KM from Kandalama is the Dambulla Cave Temple where Buddha statues and murals roll into a fascinating old epoch in caves hugging the landscape. 40-KM from the resort, herds of elephants haunt the grass-sown blankets of the Minneriya National Park.

It is dusk in Kandalama. Ethereal music of a flute drifts in the jungle air. Sleepy birds twitter. The lake sleeps as if smothered by a wave of hush. As the flanking forests fade into the velvety night, the world goes still. Taking in the ephemeral scenes of a lush evening, you just added another evocative memory to your book of nostalgia.

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Swimming Pool

Children’s Playground


Indoor Games

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Tea / Coffee Making Facility


Mini Bar


Electronic Safe

Telephone with IDD





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