Eluwankulama, North Western Province, Sri Lanka Accommodations

Accommodations in Eluwankulama

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Home/Apartment
    The SpaceWe are just by the Wilpattu National Park, Eluwankulama Entrance on the Puttalam-Mannar Road. Jeep Safaris into the Park or a low cost trip by tuk-tuk thru the Wilpattu Park can be arranged. Please note there is no guarantees that either travel will have you see Elephant and Leopards. We also arrange Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya. The property surrounded by scrub jungle and is set about 0.5 km away from the last house in the village. This is tranquil rustic place where the sounds of birds and peacocks are what disturb the tranquility. No luxury items available nearby, even beer liquor or Banks/ATM are 30 km away in Puttalam. Guest AccessWe either provide directions or arrange Safaris into Wilpattu National Park . Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya. Tuk-Tuk thru Wilpattu Park (40 km each way) Hike/Picnic along the Kala Oya (4 km). Swim in Puttalam Lagoon/Dutch Bay on Secluded Beach (5 km) River ride up the KalaOya/Lunu Ela estuary A Dip at Nearby Anicut/Canal (1.5 km) Take boat ride from Gangewadiya to Kalpitiya Visit Malvila Ruins reputed to have been built by Prince Saliya, son of King Dutugemunu the Great Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to The Doric and Arippu Fort Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to Mannar Interaction with GuestsWe interact a lot with the guests and and have informative discussions. Topics could include and not limited to trees and plants around the property, village life and suggestions on itineraries. The NeighborhoodEluvamkulam village is a lush oasis with lots of greenery set in one of the driest parts of the country. The landscape including Wilpattu National Park looks like it is part of the Plains of Africa. But the village and the Kala-Oya system is an oasis with plenty locations for dip or swim in water bodies with big trees for shade. Not a quite a scorching day on a seaside beach. That too can be arranged on the Lagoon beach 4 km away. Getting AroundIf you know the time you plan to arrive in Katunayake Airport, maybe there is a train to Puttalam. It is very slow (3.5 hous), but nice view. Bus. ( 3 buses) You need to get to the Colombo/Negombo main road. Take a shuttle bus from airport to Averiwatte/Katunayake bus stop. Take local bus (To Colombo) to main road(URL HIDDEN) Its about 10 mins (LKR 30). Get off at Colombo/Negombo Main road. Cross the Road and take a bus to Puttalam. Bus to Puttalam (About 2.5 hours, 100 km, LKR 250/person) Take a long distance bus. Blue color board. Destinations: Anuradhapura, Mannar, Vavuniya, Sripura, Jaffna etc. If you take the bus before 12:00 pm, good chances of a seat. Please dont take the Puttalam Bus. They are very slow. Exception is the A/C Puttalam Buses then cost is LKR 450/person. Get off at Puttalam Main Bus Stand. Bus to Eluvamkulam (LKR 60, 1.5 hours, 30 km) Take bus to Eluvamkulam. If next bus is to Karativu, take that and call us. We will pick you at the Junction before the bus turns off to Karativu. If Eluvamkulam Bus, get down at end of line/last stop. Any of the tuk tuk/trishaw will know our place, LKR 60-70. They know it as Kumaris Hotel. They all know her more than they know me. Other Things to NoteThis is a small village. No banks or money changers. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away. No Beer/Liquor stores. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Smoking Allowed
    The SpaceWe are just by the Wilpattu National Park, Eluwankulama Entrance on the Puttalam-Mannar Road. Jeep Safaris into the Park or a low cost trip by tuk-tuk thru the Wilpattu Park can be arranged. Please note there is no guarantees that either travel will have you see Elephant and Leopards. We also arrange Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya. The property surrounded by scrub jungle and is set about 0.5 km away from the last house in the village. This is tranquil rustic place where the sounds of birds and peacocks are what disturb the tranquility. No luxury items available nearby, even beer liquor or Banks/ATM are 30 km away in Puttalam. Guest Access We either provide directions or arrange Safaris into Wilpattu National Park . Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya. Tuk-Tuk thru Wilpattu Park (40 km each way) Hike/Picnic along the Kala Oya (4 km). Swim in Puttalam Lagoon/Dutch Bay on Secluded Beach (5 km) River ride up the KalaOya/Lunu Ela estuary A Dip at Nearby Anicut/Canal (1.5 km) Take boat ride from Gangewadiya to Kalpitiya Visit Malvila Ruins reputed to have been built by Prince Saliya, son of King Dutugemunu the Great Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to The Doric and Arippu Fort Day Trip through Wipattu National Park to Mannar Guest AccessThis is a small village. No banks or money changers. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away. No Beer/Liquor stores. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away. Internet is available and slow, but no WiFi. Suggest to bring an UNLOCKED phone and buy a SIM card at the airport. SIM card is only LKR 100 and I would think if you are only doing local phone calls LKR 1000 would be sufficient. International calls are cheap too, about LKR 10 (USD 7 cents) /per min. If smart phone/tablet, Internet as well. Interaction with GuestsWe interact a lot with the guests and and have informative discussions. Topics could include and not limited to trees and plants around the property, village life and suggestions on itineraries. The NeighborhoodEluvamkulam village is a lush oasis with lots of greenery set in one of the driest parts of the country. The landscape including Wilpattu National Park looks like it is part of the Plains of Africa. But the village and the Kala-Oya system is an oasis with plenty locations for dip or swim in water bodies with big trees for shade. Not a quite a scorching day on a seaside beach. That too can be arranged on the Lagoon beach 4 km away. Getting AroundIf you know the time you plan to arrive in Katunayake Airport, maybe there is a train to Puttalam. It is very slow (3.5 hous), but nice view. Bus. ( 3 buses) You need to get to the Colombo/Negombo main road. Take a shuttle bus from airport to Averiwatte/Katunayake bus stop. Take local bus (To Colombo) to main road. Its about 10 mins (LKR 30). Get off at Colombo/Negombo Main road. Cross the Road and take a bus to Puttalam. Bus to Puttalam (About 2.5 hours, 100 km, LKR 250/person) Take a long distance bus. Blue color board. Destinations: Anuradhapura, Mannar, Vavuniya, Sripura, Jaffna etc. If you take the bus before 12:00 pm, good chances of a seat. Please dont take the Puttalam Bus. They are very slow. Exception is the A/C Puttalam Buses then cost is LKR 450/person. Get off at Puttalam Main Bus Stand. Bus to Eluvamkulam (LKR 60, 1.5 hours, 30 km) Take bus to Eluvamkulam. If Eluvamkulam Bus, get down at end of line/last stop. Any of the tuk tuk/trishaw will know our place, LKR 60-70. They know it as Kumaris Hotel. They all know her more than they know me. Other Things to NoteThis is a small village. No banks or money changers. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away. No Beer/Liquor stores. Nearest is in Puttalam 30 km away. Internet is available and slow, but no WiFi. Suggest to bring an UNLOCKED phone and buy a SIM card at the airport. SIM card is only LKR 100 and I would think if you are only doing local phone calls LKR 1000 would be sufficient. International calls are cheap too, about LKR 10 (USD 7 cents) /per min. If smart phone/tablet, Internet as well.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Parking
    The Space+ Breakfast included. + Air conditioning. + Private bathroom. + Direct access to back yard. Guest Access+ Open lounge and dinning area in front of the room (see photos). + Garden space. Interaction with GuestsI will keep in touch with you remotely. At any time during your stay, I'm only a phone call away. I'd be happy to share my local knowledge and give recommendations for the rest of your trip. However I will not make bookings on your behalf. I can also put you in touch with reliable safari jeeps for rent. The Neighborhood+ 3Km from Wilpattu park entrance. + Large gated compound. + Stream suitable for dipping. + There are small village houses / huts in the vicinity. Getting Around+ Nearest bus stop - Eluvamkulam - 2 Km. + Tuk tuk rides from bus stop - 10 minutes (less than 100 rupees or 0.7 USD). + Nearest Bank/ATM, Liquor store - Puttalam - 30 km. + Nearest beach 5 Km. + Rented motorbike, car or mini van with driver recommended. Other Things to NoteWe are literally on the edge of a wild life park. If you are lucky you might be able to see elephants around the property during evenings.