Leave the cultural hubbub of Kandy and just 15 minutes away is a private house, overlooking the city and from the misty Hunus Falls to the Knuckles mountains on the horizon. The hedge-lined stony path to the plateau and lodge which dates back to the 1940s, once belonged to Asoka Ratwatta, who first opened his ancestral home to guests. In 2013, the house was sold to a new management, who did a complete refurbishment enhancing the luxury comforts to guests
The teak-ceilinged lounge and dining room are full of beautiful antiques but the Chesterfield sofas invite you to curl up with a book from the library.
The long stone foyer opens out on to the well-manicured and brightly coloured Hibiscus Gardens and overlooks Kandy's popular Rugby Club and valleys. Take a hike into the countryside, admire the many cultural sites of Kandy or just take "˜time out' at this haven. Watch the resident mongoose scurry around the garden pond and bamboo shoots and the flying squirrels nesting in the trees by night against the starry skies and full moon.