Resplendently sitting amidst the lush landscape of Thirappane, 25-KM from the monumental ancient city of Anuradhapura is ‘Ulagalla’. The impressive boutique hotel takes pride in an evocative sanctuary located 205-KM from the metropolitan hub of Colombo.

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Once the ancestral estate of the elite of Anuradhapura, ‘Ulagalla’ features a 150 year old mansion redolent of immemorial architecture of a bygone epoch. Circling the mansion and reposing in the prolific 58 acre landscape are 20 sumptuous private villas. Embracing the concept of earth-friendly living, ‘Ulagalla’ appreciates ecological designs and an energy-efficient solar farm.

The Experience

To suit the elegant and tranquil way of life, as is customary at ‘Ulagalla’, each chalet is a glory of creativity-inspired luxury. Mini castles on their own, the spacious chalets cherish heartwarming wooden floors. Vast terraces and picture windows afford soul-stirring views of a paddy field, bosky forest and glistening lake. The Ulagalla villas are furnished with dining areas, living spaces and four poster king size beds. Most of these villas are equipped with private plunge pools as well. Cocooned amidst rice fields, the Nikaweva villa features a private pool, living and dining area and 2 bedrooms, enjoying the character of a lavish family hideaway.

Exotic continental and traditional meals which include the great Sri Lankan rice and curry, flavoursome pickles, homegrown mangoes and warm pots of earl grey are served at ‘Liyawela’, amidst the captivating brown furnishings of the main restaurant. ‘Ulagalla’ also presents charming signature dining options such as dining on the threshing grounds, candle-lit dinners on the observation deck and al fresco dining by the pool.

Enfolded in spellbinding greenery is the luxury spa which specializes in massages, body treatments and beauty rituals. Resembling a tranquil cavern with a light waterfall gently dropping over the roof, the design of the spa itself is a balmy sight.

Dive in the placid waters of the infinity pool or pore over a fascinating book on ancient Serendib at the library. Start the day with a sunrise Yoga or kick off your workout rituals at the gym.

Around and About

The iconic city of Anuradhapura encapsulates the essence of Sri Lanka’s ancient civilisations and culture, in its intricate network of stupas, lakes and monuments. The sacred fig tree of Sri Maha Bodhi, lofty white stupa of Ruwanweli Seya, fabled Buddhist temple of Thuparamaya, brazen palace of Lowamahapaya, legendary monastery of Abhayagiri Vihara, high-rise stupa of Jetavanaramaya, epic intricate carvings at Isurumuniya, entrancing Samadhi Buddha Statue and outstanding twin ponds of Kuttam Pokuna are few of the many sights the historical land is begemmed with. The rustic setting is also the paradise for a myriad of birds.

In about an hour’s drive from Anuradhapura is the strikingly beautiful citadel of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and aesthetically captivating Cave Temple of Dambulla. The sacred city is also an ideal stopover for exploring the exotic, lake-clad Wilpattu National Park and verdant Minneriya National Park.

Lunching at ‘Kamatha’, the threshing floors of the leafy rice field, with your loved one. Home-harvested rice and downhome dishes, with a refreshing view of nature.

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Infinity Pool





Tea / Coffee Making Facilities

Mini Bar


Telephone with IDD

Doctor on Call


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