Ulagalla

A beautifully restored Sri Lankan Manor house, Ulagalla lies in a small village near the world heritage site of Anuradhapura. Ulagalla is the perfect spot to base yourself whilst exploring the sights of the Cultural Triangle.

Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxury hotel features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 acres of land.

Why we like it

In reach of Sigiriya Rock, Anuradhapura and Minneriya National Park, Ulagalla is the perfect spot to base yourself whilst exploring the sights of the Cultural Triangle. 

Facilities

The original mansion now acts as the main dining room, whilst individual chalets, all with private pools, are dotted throughout the grounds. The rooms are separated from the dining area and bar, spread out over beautiful terrain with small lagoons and greenery. It is not unusual to see black ibises and other birds around the property. Bicycles are provided so the sprawling grounds can be explored or battery powered golf buggies can be booked. A helipad is built on location for those wishing to avoid the long car journey from Colombo. The hotel also offers a gym, spa and a beautiful infinity pool. 

Activities

  • Village tuk-tuk tour past rice fields, lakes and temples
  • Nature walks and bird watching
  • Jungle kayaking at the local lake
  • Bike rides
  • Horse riding

Families at Ulagalla

For younger guests, there are bicycles and the more adventurous can walk to the larger lagoons. Ulagalla Resort openly welcomes families and offers dedicated children’s menus, cots, and highchairs. The highlight here is the close proximity to nature and the freedom to discover it within the extensive grounds. 

Location

Ulagalla is located close to the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, in the centre of the Cultural Triangle. 40km north of Dambulla, 160kms from Colombo Airport and 25kms from Anuradhapura Domestic Airport. 

 

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