Escape to another era at Ulagalla Resort. Immerse yourself in culture, history and nature at this enchanting sanctuary. 800 sq ft25 detached chalets with private plunge pools are scattered on 58 acres of Sri Lanka's finest land. Experience agrotourism on the fascinating paddy and vegetable fields of Sri Lanka. The historic architecture and the discreet placement of the chalets offer privacy and serenity. Enjoy our fully equipped gym, pool, sauna and archery stations; canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake. Go horseback riding through the fields for a unique experience at Ulagalla Resort.
Ulagalla Resort is ideally located in the hamlet of Tirappane, 40 km north of the Dambulla- Anuradhapura road. Anuradhapura is 20 km from the property and it is extremely convenient to access the cultural triangle sites and other historic sites from Ulagalla Resort.
The property borders two ancient reservoirs and the lower level of the main Walawwa is the reception/ lobby area; it also includes a coffee lounge and fine dining restaurant on the upper floor. Ulagalla Resort consists of 25 elegantly laid out luxury chalets scattered over an unrestricted area of 58 acres. Most of the chalets overlook the reservoir while some overlook the flourishing paddy cultivation. The paddy fields give our valued guests an opportunity to experience the traditions of paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka first-hand. Keeping with the "Go Green" concept, 50% of the energy requirement will be generated through solar power; the resort has the largest solar farm in the country with a capacity of 125 KVA.
In majority, this eco friendly resort was made using green building material, Durra, and will be going for Leed certification soon. The resort did not cut down any trees during construction and even planted 1000 root balled trees on the property. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables are available to guests.
Each chalet consists of a floor area of 800 sq. feet which include a separate living area. The chalets are furnished with elegance and comfort while combining state-of-the-art amenities and each chalet offers a tranquil court yard and private plunge pool. Our chalets are able to accommodate handicapped guests comfortably.
The property also a boasts a 30 metre fresh water swimming pool and electric cars to shuttle guests within the vast compound. Our team of highly qualified chefs will create gourmet cuisine to suit individual needs of every guest. An ayurvedic spa is available to rejuvenate the mind while an extensive fitness centre is available to rejuvenate the body. Recreational facilities such as horse riding, archery, billiards, canoe rides and many others are available.
58 acres of sprawling grounds can be navigated by the bicycles provided or call the front desk to book your battery powered golf buggy to drive you about. The landscaped gardens heavy with flowering plants warp around the Olympic size pool that sparkles in the Sun. A few steps and you walk into the cool comforts of the luxury Auyrveda Spa offering treatments combining all the healing herbs Sri Lanka is renowned for.
The restored mansion houses the Liyawela restaurant and wine cellar.A pool table and an array of books are yours to indulge all while you listen to the cicadas and watch the flocks of birds fly from tree to tree.
A helipad is built on location for the discerning traveler. Helicopter pick-up from the Colombo international airport or the Ratmalana airport can be arranged and will be a convenient and more enjoyable way of travelling to the resort.
Located at the very heart of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, there is much to explore both near and far from your base at Ulagalla Resort. We offer many Sri Lanka excursions and guided tours covering a variety of interests – so whether you are keen on culture, wildlife, people or historic places in Sri Lanka, we have a journey for you to take.
You can visit the ancient capital of Anuradhapura on an exciting cycling tour; take a safari to the plains of Minneriya National Park to watch the elephants or further West to Wilpattu National Park – the realm of leopards. Visit the wonder of Kala wewa – a giant reservoir, a proud feat of engineering of an ancient kingdom. The age old ruins of Ritigala are also a visit more than worthwhile. The wonders of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and other sites of archaeological and historical significance are also near enough to explore.
However, if you wish to take command of your own discoveries in a tailor made tour to suit your own interests, simply talk to us; and it will be yours too.