Madulkella - Kandy
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Overview

Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping outside your room, you then open your front door to one of the most spectacular views imaginable – majestic mountains, lush green valleys and tea plantations, crystal clear streams and even the occasional deer or giant squirrel. Take a deep breath of the fresh air and pinch yourself – no, you’re not dreaming…

This is Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka offering a revolutionary and contemporary concept to the traditional warmth and hospitality that Sri Lanka is famous for.

Nestled on a picturesque tea plantation, on the Knuckles Mountain Range 1000 meters above sea level, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge will treat travelers to magnificent views, top class facilities, friendly and courteous service and plenty of things to see and do.

Accommodation

Wake up every morning to sounds of birds chirping outside your room and open your front door to one of the most breathtaking views imaginable - mist covered mountains, lush green valleys, crystal clear streams and even the occasional deer or giant squirrel.

The Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers 18 secluded lodges with comfortable amenities, specially designed to make your next holiday in Sri Lanka a truly unforgettable one. All lodges are made of high quality tarpaulin canvas specially imported from South Africa. This is the very same material used by many world renowned safari camps especially in campsites all over Africa.

Each lodge at the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge can hold a maximum of 3 people and feature

  • A front porch with ‘out-of-this-world’ views
  • Comfortable Beds
  • Full bathroom with walk-in shower and a separate private WC

Facilities

Guests staying at the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge will appreciate the many facilities and services on offer. Some of these facilities include.

A real colonial style “planter’s” estate house with

  • Reception, welcome area and Information Desk
  • A Library with Internet Access and a Business Center
  • An English styled estate Lounge Bar with an impressive stock of beverages
  • A Grand Dining Room and Restaurant with a cozy fireplace
  • A stand alone Infinity Pool offering fabulous views of the Madulkelle Village as well as the majestic Knuckles Mountain range
  • Seating Areas placed within the tea estate, ideal for a quiet read, meditation or just to spend some quiet time alone with nature
  • An Organic Vegetable and Herb Garden yielding fresh vegetables and herbs all year round helps our Chef to prepare fresh and delicious meals daily
  • Drivers’ and guides’ live-in quarters with Onsite Parking

Things to do

Excursions

  • Kandy City

Sri Lanka’s hill capital of Kandy is nestled picturesquely surrounded by mountains and rivers just 115 km away from Colombo and just 30 km away from the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge. Kandy features the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines - the temple of the tooth or The Dalada Maligawa, which holds the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Lord Buddha. This is also the location in which the annual Esala Perahera, one of the most sought after and popular cultural pageants in the world, takes place. Other popular attractions in and around Kandy include the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, the picturesque Victoria Golf Course and the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela.

  • Dambulla and Sigiriya

The historic city of Dambulla is just a 2 hour drive away from the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge and features the Golden Temple and the Dambulla Rock. The caves on this rock feature a mixture of religious and worldly paintings and sculptures.A 3 hour drive from the Madullkelle Tea and Eco Lodge will take you to Sigiriya or the Lion Rock which is considered by many as the 8th wonder of the ancient world. This magnificent rock fortress built in the 5th century A.D. by King Kasyapa is world-renowned for its ‘Mirror Wall’ consisting of poems and text carved by those who visited the rock many years ago and for its magnificent frescoes, similar to the Ajantha frescoes of India.

  • Tea Plantation/ Factory Visit

Unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets that go into making that perfect cup of Ceylon tea. Find out how the tea leaves plucked by the female estate workers are sorted and processed into making Sri Lanka’s favourite beverage.

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