Deep in a small village close to the world heritage site of Anuradhapura is Ulagalla, a beautiful old Wallawa, a Sri Lankan Mannor house that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

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

Ulagalla is the perfect spot to base yourself whilst exploring the sights of the Cultural Triangle, such as Sigiriya Rock and Anuradhapura, and wildlife sanctuaries of Minneriya National Park. Although it may be hard to leave with all that Ulagalla offers.


The original mansion now acts as the main dining room with 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

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 has 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. 



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