Living Heritage Koslanda is found by travelling south from Kandy over the island's highest ranges to the south-easterly edge of the Hill Country to little-known Koslanda, a hillside hamlet ringed by ancient rubber plantations.
It's also home to one of the island's most secluded retreats - Living Heritage Koslanda, a four-bedroom boutique hotel immersed in 60 acres of gardens and wildlife-filled forest.
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind, or explore the rich surroundings, walk down to a secret waterfall and, if you're lucky, you might just glimpse passing elephants.
WHY WE LIKE IT
In the words of Joe Parkes, travel consultant for Sri Lanka who has just returned, Koslanda is ‘genuinely breath-taking’.