LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS
History, Mystery, Adventure and Nature are all rolled into one in the beautiful and charming city of Wirawila. It is ideal for those who seek more from their holiday. When you arrive at the site, you are able to explore to your hearts content. Wirawila, located 3kms from Tissamaharama, is one of the most ancient and historical cities in the country. Most parts of the location are still a mystery and yet to be excavated. Being a base of ancient heroic kings makes this area renowned for buried treasures, temples, rock caves, lakes and many more interesting sites.
If nature is your vice you’ve got the Yala, Bundala, and Lunugamwehera National Parks located close by, all of which are ideal for sighting wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, sambar deers and a myriad of exotic birds.
If you like history and religion, take a tour around the Tissamaharama ancient sites, including the rock caves that are now used as meditation retreats. Drive up to Kataragama, one of the most scared realms in the country, with great significance to all Hindu’s and Buddhists.
Kirinda beach is a must see, only a few minute's drive from the site, renowned for surfing. Set off to from Kirinda to "Great and Little Bases", two world famous diving locations, with many ship wrecks - a divers paradise. If you love the beach we will take you to a picturesque cove surrounded by boulders creating a natural pool, or take you on a boat ride on any of the 5 scenic lakes, entwining yourself in the fauna and flora.
HOW TO GET THERE
From the Colombo International Airport, you can get there either by bus, hired transport (car, van) or you can travel half way on train and then take a bus, hired transport or a tuk tuk (3 wheeled taxi)
THE GLAMPING UNITS
The glamping site has both Treehouses and Mud Chalets.
Waking up to the music of the birds of paradise that sing early in the morning is an experience not to be missed. The treehouses and mud chalets are perfect for those keen to stay somewhere unusual and different from the stereotypical hotel room. The host offers its guests two options of accommodation, very different to each other. One "terra firma" as Mud Chalets and one on the tree tops, both uniquely and authentically designed with the principles of environmental sustainability in mind.
Spending a night up in the treehouse, naturally built with forestry thinnings from our own property, is an experience by itself. You will be lulled into a soothing sleep by the chirps of a myriad of cicadas and swaying to the gentle breeze.
The site has two treehouses, The Crib and The Nest, each designed to accommodate 2 people comfortably and set up with a romantic touch where you can bask in ambiance of the candlelight and scented oils. Both treehouses can also accommodate groups of either 4 or 6-8.
The mud chalets are spaciously and tastefully designed with a large, king size bed and comfortable and colorful cushions to let you snuggle up in the night. Pretty white nets are hung in the night to give a charming, delicate feel to the room, rather than for keeping insects away. Scented candles and candlelight give a complete aura of romance inside the mud chalet, while the mud structure keeps you cool all through the day and night.
There are 3 restroom units on site. 2 of the restrooms are set by the Mud Chalets and 1 common bathroom that everyone can use.
The small restaurant and lounge area can be used by all guests and all meals will be served at this location. If you are the only guests at the site and you would like to try your hand at cooking, you are most welcome to do so. WI-FI is enabled at the site, and although it's not as fast as in the big cities, it's very reliable.
You can order tea, coffee, different types of fresh juices and traditional local food. Seafood from the local lakes and sea include jumbo shrimp, fresh water fish, crab, and lobster.
The site is best for relaxation. You can also rent a bike if you would like take a ride around the village, or you can go on a guided hike. Safari's can be organized to many locations close by, such as the Nature Reserves - Yala, Bundala (Especially known for Bird Watching, Lunugamwehera). There are many tours available: to Kirinda Beach (Surfing / Diving), to Kataragama, Wadehiti Kanda (Hill), a 5 Lake Tour (Boat ride Included), and many more.
Candle light dinners can be set up under the stars and picnic lunches can be provided at different sites close by.
The site is a simple, homey place for you to relax and enjoy a peaceful getaway, feeling at one with nature.
The camp is built on an agro forestry property for which we have now started the process of organic certification. We believe that man and nature must try to exist in harmony as neither can thrive without the other.
The glamping facility stands as a model for sustainable eco tourism as it is built with care, to ensure that the environment has not been compromised in any way during the entire process of construction. Most of the infrastructure is made out of natural and recycled material. Our philosophy is to promote environmental sustainability to all who stay with us.
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