Eco-Lodges, Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan Jungle and Village Experience.
Polwaththa Eco Lodges (pronounced pol'watha) consists of 15 lodges spread out a in a pristine environment, giving you a ‘Living-in-the-Jungle’ experience.
Situated 19km east of Kandy each lodge offers basic comfort with great views and privacy.
Activities include Yoga, local cooking lessons, a wide choice of treks through nature, quaint villages, smiling faces, rice-fields, tea-plantations, waterfalls, rivers and the famous Knuckles mountains. Community interaction and supporting school projects provide a rewarding experience. Day Tours to Kandy City, Dambulla, Sigiriya and Wasgamuwa can also be arranged.
The environment and the local community are at the heart of our operations, promoting responsible tourism - we practice the 3Rs and make all our purchases from within 5km. We also encourage our guests to plant a tree. and on a larger scale, we purchase lands for reforestation.
Polwaththa offers a pristine environment with average day temperatures of 26C and night temperatures of 22C with hardly any mosquitoes. We are pet friendly with 7 dogs and 5 cats, living in harmony with wild-boar, deer, porcupine, giant squirrels, monkeys, butterflies, bats, fire-flies, insects and over 60 species of birds with 15 endemics – a paradise for bird watchers.
Authentic Sri Lankan meals are cooked on a hearth in clay pots giving you a taste of real Sri Lankan village culture - served with a smile by our local staff.