THINGS TO DO IN KALUNDEWA RETREAT
Experience the rugged beauty of Ceylon with Kalundewa Retreat. Some of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka include wildlife and culture experiences that can be enjoyed at our retreat through bird watching tours, traditional cookery classes and village excursions.
Bird watching in Sri Lanka is a wondrous opportunity to delve deep into the world of winged wonders as the island is home to a staggering 492 bird species of which 26 are endemic. If you are a bird lover, you will be delighted to know that the environs of our retreat feature 96 resident avian species as well as migratory birds. With the help of the resident naturalist, you can set out to meet these feathered friends in various tours be it early morning, at twilight or on Kalundewa Mountain.
As the sun kisses goodnight to the world, set out to discover the winged creatures of the night with the twilight tour. This is one of the best bird watching tours as both prey and predator species have a higher chance of being spotted during this time.
Kalundewa Mountain is home to a number of bird species. Spot birds such as the elusive Brown Fish Owl and the colorful Green Tailed Bee Eater with the help of our resident naturalist as you explore the mountain slopes.
Wake up to the sound of birdsong and set out to discover its origin. Our morning bird watching tours take you to lush tree groves, tranquil lakes and paddy fields surrounding the retreat, which resident and migratory bird species call home.
ULPATHA NATURAL SPRING POOL
A swim could mean so much more when it redefines the essence of taking a quick plunge. Ulpatha – the natural spring offers an experience that will leave you feeling truly refreshed. Imagine a natural spring pool surrounded all around by foliage that blooms in vivid shades of green. Relax in the turquoise waters enjoying the vista around or opt for a dining and BBQ experience which can be arranged by the pool. You could also ask to host your special celebrations poolside, amid these serene surroundings.
Cycling tours in Sri Lanka usually include rambles along forest & village trails and at Kalundewa Retreat it gets better than that! Each accommodation option comes with its own bicycles, which you are free to ride any time of the day in the retreat’s expansive 100 acres that feature tracks running alongside lakes & paddy fields. If you want to explore beyond the retreat, we can organize short or long cycle tours that will take you to local communities, where you can interact with villagers and experience authentic Sri Lankan village life.
SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASSES
Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the country’s many attractions that will make an unforgettable imprint on your mind or to be more precise your tongue. Thus, learning this great culinary art will be one of the best souvenirs you can take home. The Sri Lankan Cookery Class at Kalundewa Retreat has become a very popular activity among our guests as it features a visit to the resort’s organic garden to hand pick your vegetables and fruits which will be followed by creating traditional Sri Lankan dishes with the guidance of our chef.
Find the perfect answer to your quest for a Sri Lanka meditation retreat among the mystic mountains of Kalundewa. Sink into a peaceful state of mind that meditation offers amidst the stillness or opt for a session of soul cleansing yoga at various secluded locations at the property, surrounded by acres of greenery that face the majestic mountain range. Enjoy authentic and refreshing spa remedies at the mini spa and experience a getaway with a difference that will give you inner peace, vitality and joy.
Allow our yoga sessions to start off your day with a cleansing Surya Namaskar as the sunlight beams down from behind the age old Kalundewa Mountains
Relax and let go of your stresses with a bit of meditation. Find inner-peace and tranquility amid acres of unpopulated wilderness.
IN-ROOM SPA TREATMENT
Cherish the feeling of complete rejuvenation as our authentic remedies soothe your tired body and soul, giving you the gift of an energized holiday
Watch how seamlessly the surrounding rural lifestyle and rustic atmosphere of the village blend with our nature resort in Sri Lanka. Take a walk on the many narrow lanes bordered by paddy fields or take part in seasonal agricultural activities with the farmers. Alternatively, embark on a guided tour to the village with our resident naturalist and visit the local temple and school. Strike up a conversation with the locals and embrace the true spirit of rural community life, in the timeless village of Kalundewa.
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Wake up to the sounds of nature; a flowing lake, rustling trees or birds chirping amid a paddy field. Let the day unfold as the mist reveals majestic mountaintops that blend with the green landscape. Relax as your butler attends to your every requirement. Witness the harmony of untouched nature and modern stylish settings that set the mood for a memorable vacation at a unique boutique hotel in Sri Lanka. Each of these distinctive rooms also draws its name from the beautiful trees in our property such as Ehela, Nika, Damunu, Bakmee & Kumbuk.
From the excitingly exotic flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine to an intimate meal right amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, dining at Kalundewa Retreat is truly special. A standout amongst Dambulla restaurants, our main dining venue beside the lake serves dishes utilising produce from our organic garden, along with gluten-free meal options, fair trade coffee and single estate tea, blended to perfection. For a change of scenery head outdoors, experiencing al fresco dining right amidst the paddy fields and the ceaseless call of the wind.