From the interior of rural Sri Lanka a new paradise beckons. Self promoted as the perfect mix of yesterday’s traditions with today’s luxuries the Ulagalla resort in Tirippane is proud to be the winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in the year 2012. To reach it you drive through lush green paddy fields and weave your way through the 58 acres of land, under skies of the brightest blue. Everything smells, looks and feels fresh, untouched, unspoilt.
Not one tree was felled in the process of building this sanctuary. Passionately committed to environmental protection, all building processes followed the strictest of green procedures and requirements. The rich vegetation that surrounds Ulugalla give testimony to the fact, as do the 1000 odd root- balled trees that were planted to give shade and added character to the natural landscape.
Bordering the two reservoirs of Ulagalla and Wannamaduwa the earth is rich and bountiful, cloaking the 20 luxury chalets that form this little sanctuary in an intimate green mantle. Complete with individual private plunge pools the luxurious chalets exude a modern tropical ambiance for the international market. The enormous windows and wide extensive terrace maximise the panoramic vistas of vibrant green and blue. The sounds of birds and wild life fill the air with soporific music.
Located at the heart of the cultural triangle, Ulagalla offers many excursions designed to appeal to wide and diverse range of interests. Whatever it is that you seek, be it an eco experience, a cultural expedition, a pilgrimage to ancient religious sites, a romantic honeymoon or a simple rejuvenation of your body and soul… you will find it in the generous expanse of this sanctuary .
You will be treated as royalty was in a by gone era. You will find yourself being pampered and pleased at every turn.
20 luxury chalets dot the wide expanse of land to give privacy and seclusion. Winding paths through leafy groves lead from one to another and to the main lobby and lounge area.
A spacious terrace and picture windows open out to the view of your choice – be it paddy field, forest or lake. A private plunge pool and a charming sun deck add the perfect touch to your own private kingdom. Modern contemporary furniture and light white fabrics complete the sense of airiness and openness. The rain-shower with hot and cold water, the 42 inch LCD screens, the soft bathrobes are but few of the indulgences that form the features of the chalets.
The bikes at the chalet can be your choice of transportation, but the electric buggies do provide a more comfortable, exertion free mode of getting from one place to another. You can choose to be fully cut off from the rest of civilization, blissfully lost in your new found haven, but If you want to venture forth and mingle a bit, the enormous 30 meter main pool with is fabulous setting would be a perfect place to start.
Whether haute cuisine, spicy rice and curry, or garden fresh salad, you eat what you long to eat skillfully prepared for you by the highly experienced Ulagalla Chefs. Freshly picked vegetables and fruit from its own organic gardens and orchards will delight you with their its variety and freshness. It is your show – you chose what you want to eat, when you want to eat and where you want to eat.
You are invited to choose from the quite interesting signature dining experiences
At Ulagalla you will never find yourself bored or at a loose end. Whether you are looking forward to some restful dreaming , some sensuous spoiling and pampering or a little bit of adventure and exploration – Ulagalla has something magical for everyone.
You can cycle trek your way through the vast expanse of land that forms the Ulagalla property or you can ride Sharm and Scotch – the resident horses. If you prefer a gentler pace there is a delightful pony at your service. You may also choose to kayak your way along the peaceful reservoir waters, taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Archery, chess, and practicing your golf strokes at the driving range are just a few other options. There is also a well equipped library where you can pick a book from your favorite author.
Ulagalla also offers many excursions and guided tours to popular cultural and tourist sites in the surrounding localities. Whether your choice is to immerse yourself among the majestic ruins and folk lore of an ancient kingdom, follow the paths of the wild elephants or long to sight a leopard gracefully loping its way through the wild…. just tell the staff and they will work the details out for you.
Some of the excursions available:
The staff are very skilled in tailoring tours to suit individuals .
For indulgence visit the Ulagalla Spa. Within the wattle walls thickly covered by rich foliage is an underground cavern transformed into a paradise. Waterfalls from the ceiling above cascade to pools of water lilies below. The sound of water soothes you as you prepare to be carried away into bliss by the internationally trained and experienced spa therapist. Using the bestf spa treatments and products of the highest quality the skillful hands will gently pamper and cosset you. You will emerge revitalized and rejuvenated.