Pundaluoya, Central Province, Sri Lanka Accommodations

Accommodations in Pundaluoya

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The SpaceSingha Sanasa, the ultimate in luxury home-stay can be found up country in the beautiful Sri Lankan tea hills. 4000 feet above sea level, this undiscovered paradise boasts spectacular 360 degree vistas with the jewel in the crown being the breathtaking view of Adams Peak. To compliment the scenery, Singha Sanasa offers a luxurious home with three opulent guest rooms (all with en suite) as well as a separate self contained one bedroom villa, all designed to delight. Our spacious rooms have everything you'll need from toiletries to thick and thirsty towels, cozy bathrobes and tea and coffee making facilities. Relax on your balcony and enjoy the view or catch up on the news or sports on your In-room satellite TV. Free wifi is available in the Grand Room. Singha Sanasa's hosts, Jacqueline and Sandy, have over 50 years combined experience in the hospitality and service industries, with Sandy gaining his chefs 'stripes' in luxury 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and the Intercontinental. Sandy's skills combined with the fresh market produce make each meal at Singha Sanasa a celebration. The experience of Singha Sanasa is unparalleled; words (and even pictures) can't describe the serenity and beauty of one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets. So come and discover it for yourself. We are open from Nov 01 each year until 31 March. Guest AccessYou will have full access to the 9 acres of wonderful gardens and vegetable patches as well as the pool, the games room and bar. The Grand room is a great place to relax; or put you feet up in the TV room and catch up on the latest movies on the smart 65" TV. Or just chill out on your balcony with views to take your breath away ... you will be constantly amazed by the ever changing landscape. We will cater for you and can offer you rates including lunch and/or dinner. Just send us a message for prices! PS: We can cater to some dietary requirements, please let us know your needs. Interaction with GuestsSingha Sanasa is a home stay property and as your hosts we are around to ensure your stay is memorable and you have everything you need. We have a total of 4 rooms, so you may find you are sharing the pool or games room with your fellow guests as well as joining them for lunch or dinner. Of course, if you'd rather have an intimate meal on your balcony; just ask and we'll do what we can to accommodate. The Neighborhoodthings to see and do Singha Sanasa is the ideal destination from which to explore the hills of Sri Lanka. There are many attractions close to Singha Sanasa; we've listed just a few to whet your appetiti(URL HIDDEN) 1. Mlesna Tea Castle (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) The Mlesna Tea Castle is situated overlooking the Devon Fall and picturesque Devon and St. Clair valley. It is built in a medieval Scottish style as a tribute to the father of Ceylon Tea, Scottish tea planter James Taylor and offers tea connoisseurs a selection of Mlesna Teas to sample. The Castle Museum displays interesting tea artifacts of yesteryear with educational photographs depicting the early years of the tea industry. The specially designed Viewing Tower at the Mlesna Tea Castle offers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the Devon Fall and St. Clair valley complete with the mist and lush green hills of this breathtakingly beautiful landscape. 2. Holyrood Tea Factory (25 mins from Singha Sanasa) The name Holyrood, is an Anglicization of the Scottish "haly ruid" meaning holy cross. Undoubtedly the pioneer planters who sailed from Scotland named their tea garden after the principal residence of the kings and queens of Scotland called the Holyrood Palace. Nestling between the Great Western mountain range and the Kothmale Oya Holyrood Estate is one of the most accessible estates in the tea district of Dimbulla. The factory manufactures an array of the best High grown teas ranging from BOP, BOP Fannings to Pecoes. 3. St Clair Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) St. Clair Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" and derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's falls comprises two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall") at 80km high and "Kuda Ella," (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall") which is 50m high and was created by a tributary of Kotmale Oya. 4. Devon Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) Devon Falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated near the falls. Then, coffee was the main crop of Sri Lanka until 1869 when it the coffee-rust fungus, killed the majority of the coffee plants and estate owners had to diversify into other crops, mainly tea, in order to avoid total ruin. Thus the "Ceylon" tea industry was born. The Devon waterfall is 97 metres high and was also formed by the Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Sandy, one of your hosts at Singha Sanasa has close ties to he Devon Tea Estate, as his father who was a tea planter, was the Manager there for many years. 5. Dunsinane Falls (15 mins from Singha Sanasa) Only 10-15mins from Singha Sanasa (hire our ATV and enjoy the scenery) the impressive 100m-high Dunsinane fall (Pundalu Oya Ella) cascades in a spectacular sequence of steps before flowing to the Pundalu Oya (river), the Kotmale River and finally the Kotmale Reservoir. 6. Blue Field Tea Gardens (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) Bluefield Tea Gardens offers: • A factory tour with experienced guides, • A tea Center where you can purchase “ Garden Fresh “ varieties of tea • A Restaurant which serves Breakfast and Lunch, • A Tea Lounge to taste Tea accompanied by home made cake 7. Mackwoods Tea Centre (40 mins from Singha Sansas) Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, is in the heart of Labookellie Estate and is a popular stop providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. Mackwoods provides visitors with a free guided tour of Labookellie tea factory, an educational experience in the tea cultivation and manufacturing process. 8. Ramboda Falls (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Ramboda Falls is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka (729th highest waterfall in the world.) It is formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. The falls consists of three sections. There is a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, however if you're feeling adventurous you can to climb the pathway to the top, (just before the bridge). It's not an easy climb but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding area. 9. Kotmale Reservoir (Can be seen from Singha Sanasa) The Kotmale Dam is a large hydroelectric and irrigation dam in Kotmale. The dam is the second largest hydroelectric power station in Sri Lanka. Construction on the dam began in August 1979 and was ceremonially completed in February 1985. No need to travel, the beautiful river, man made lakes and surrounding tea hills can be easily seen from Singha Sanasa. 10. Lovers Leap Waterfall (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) This fall is said to derive its name from the tragic tale of a prince, who while hunting in the jungle, lost his way. He was rescued by a beautiful damsel, and the two became inseparable lovers. But the match was not to the liking of the prince's subjects, so the two decided to immortalise their love by leaping from the top of the fall to their death. Superstitious villagers avoid the fall at night. 11. Adams Peak (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa - and on a clear day you can see the majestic mountain from your balcony) Of significance to almost all religions, Adams Peak gains its name from the belief (by Christians and Muslims) that the 'foot-print shaped mark' on top of the mountain is that of Adam, left when first setting foot on Earth after having been cast out of paradise. It is also named Sri Pada which is derived from Sanskrit, used by the Sinhalese people in a religious context; and may be translated roughly as "the sacred foot" . Buddhists believe the imprint to be that of the Buddha, and the peak boasts a large Buddhist temple on its summit. Hindu tradition refers to the footprint as that of the Hindu deity Shiva, and thus names the mountain Shiva Padam (Shiva's foot) in Tamil. Tourists and pilgrims alike climb the sacred mountian at night (during the season from December to May) to enjoy the sunrise across the mountain ranges and visit the temple. The climb takes between 2.5hrs and 4hrs depending on fitness levels. 12. Worlds End (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) World's End is located in Horton Plains National Park. It is a sheer cliff, which about 4000 ft drop that gives fabulous view of mountains, tea estates and on a clear day you can see all the way out the the Indian Ocean which is 81km away. Quite a view! 13. Nuwera Eliya Golf Club (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Fancy a game of golf? The Nuwara Eliya golf course has a interesting history. Built in 1889 it stretches across about 100 acres of land & was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. As Nuwera Eliya is at an elevation of 6000 ft, apparently the ball does travel faster – at least 6 % faster. The course is a 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout. The course was built by a Scottish soldier of the Golan highlanders for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. It was completed in 1889 and has large changes in elevation. Its designed in a manner that you can never really let your guard down and that is what makes a game at the Nuwara Eliya course a fabulous experience. The golf course is hemmed in by the city on all sides & you need to cross the road on more than one occassion to get to the next bunch of holes. The highest mountains in Sri Lanka are also located alongside the course – Piduruthalagalla (Mount Pedro), The Great Western and Haggala. 14. Kithulgala (white water rafting) (2hrs from Singha Sanasa) Looking for adventure? Ktihulgala is located along the Kelani River and offers a range of activities from white water rafing to bird watching, jungle and rainforest trecks tomountain bikings and more. Movie buffs may be interested to know that the 'river' in the movie 'Bridge on the River Kwai' is indeed the Kelani River, and you can visit the location where the movie was filmed. 15. Eton Estate Falls (5 min drive, 15 min walk from Singha Sanasa) Perhaps not as spectacular as some of the other waterfall attractions near Singha Sanasa, the waterfall on our estate is a great place to take a picnic and go for a dip in the refresing spring water. Getting AroundWe are situated on a tea estate and access is via private road. You will need a hire car to get around which we can help you arrange and we accommodate your driver for a modest fee. Other Things to NoteWe love Sri Lanka and think we've found our own slice of heaven here! If there is anything you need or would like help with - from planning your trip or other local information - just send us a note and we'll do our best to help. Do let us know if it is a special occasion and what we can do to help you celebrate
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2br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThe gatehouse has rustic charm and is fully self-contained; you can bring your own food and we’ll supply a cook, or let us cater for you. Nestled beneath Singha rock, it has two charming guest rooms, hot water shower and separate toilet and a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, cooker, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery and glassware). This is the perfect escape. Enjoy alfresco dining on your open verandah while enjoying the tea gardens and hill views. Nights can get chilly, so we suggest you bring something warm for the evening. Doona's and linen are supplied so you'll be cozy at bedtime and thick thirsty towels and bathrobes make your bath time very comfortable Guest AccessSurrounded by the property's orange orchard and gardens you can enjoy the serenity of Singha Sanasa, with full use of the grounds and 40ft swimming pool. Access to the main house is by invitation only. Interaction with GuestsThe Gatehouse is fully self contained so you have complete privacy. As your hosts we will stop by occasionally to ensure all is going well with your stay and you will be likely to run into other guests on the grounds and by the pool. The NeighborhoodBeauty and serenity describe the property. Explore the central province and all it has to offer from this great location. Only a 30min drive to many spectacular waterfalls (Ramboda, Devon and St Clair), 30 mins to Bluefields or Mackwoods Tea Factories, 45mins to Nuwera Eliya and 90 mins to Kandy. It's all at your fingertips. Getting AroundAccess to our property is by private road only and no public transport is available. You can take a train to Wattagodda station(Colombo - Badulla line) and we will collect you from there for a small transfer fee or you may choose to hire a car. If you would like help with transport arrangements, please let us know and we'll be happy to help. Other Things to NoteAll guests must be 16 years or older. We regret we do not cater for children.
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The SpaceSoft Opening Mar 2015. This listing is for the Orchid Suite at Singha Sanasa, the ultimate in luxury home-stay experience, can be found up country in the beautiful Sri Lankan tea hills. 4000 feet above sea level, this undiscovered paradise boasts spectacular 360 degree vistas with the jewel in the crown being the breathtaking view of Adams Peak. To compliment the scenery, Singha Sanasa offers a luxurious home with three opulent guest rooms (all with en suite) as well as a separate self contained one bedroom villa, all designed to delight. Please note prices start from USD130 per night. The Peacock Suite and Villa attract an additional charge - please contact us for pricing. Singha Sanasa's hosts, Jacqueline and Sandy, have over 50 years combined experience in the hospitality and service industries, with Sandy gaining his chefs 'stripes' in luxury 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and the Intercontinental. Sandy's skills combined with the fresh market produce make each meal at Singha Sanasa a celebration. The experience of Singha Sanasa is unparalleled; words (and even pictures) can't describe the serenity and beauty of one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets. So come and discover it for yourself. Guest AccessWith a temperate climate of 15-27 degrees Celsius it is the perfect place to take a dip in the pool, go for a leisurely walk to the waterfall, stroll through the gardens or simply put your feet up with a cup of home grown, freshly roasted coffee and enjoy the views. While the sun sets, sip on a cocktail and watch the sky turn on a show. After dinner enjoy a liqueur and a game of pool or carom in the games room. You will have full access to the grounds, the pool, the games room and bar and use of the ATV (some charges may apply). We will cater for you, lunch is USD10 per person and dinner including evening cocktails is USD20 per person. We can cater to some dietary requirements; please let us know your needs. . Interaction with GuestsSingha Sanasa is a home stay property and as your hosts we will join you for some meals and evening cocktails. (Of course we can arrange for an intimate dinner on your balcony or lunch by the pool - just ask and we'll do our best to accommodate!). We'll be here to ensure you stay is memorable . . . and we're happy to disappear when you want time to yourselves. The Neighborhoodthings to see and do Singha Sanasa is the ideal destination from which to explore the hills of Sri Lanka. There are many attractions close to Singha Sanasa; we've listed just a few to whet your appetit(URL HIDDEN) 1. Mlesna Tea Castle (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) The Mlesna Tea Castle is situated overlooking the Devon Fall and picturesque Devon and St. Clair valley. It is built in a medieval Scottish style as a tribute to the father of Ceylon Tea, Scottish tea planter James Taylor and offers tea connoisseurs a selection of Mlesna Teas to sample. The Castle Museum displays interesting tea artifacts of yesteryear with educational photographs depicting the early years of the tea industry. The specially designed Viewing Tower at the Mlesna Tea Castle offers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the Devon Fall and St. Clair valley complete with the mist and lush green hills of this breathtakingly beautiful landscape. 2. Holyrood Tea Factory (25 mins from Singha Sanasa) The name Holyrood, is an Anglicization of the Scottish "haly ruid" meaning holy cross. Undoubtedly the pioneer planters who sailed from Scotland named their tea garden after the principal residence of the kings and queens of Scotland called the Holyrood Palace. Nestling between the Great Western mountain range and the Kothmale Oya Holyrood Estate is one of the most accessible estates in the tea district of Dimbulla. The factory manufactures an array of the best High grown teas ranging from BOP, BOP Fannings to Pecoes. 3. St Clair Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) St. Clair Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" and derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's falls comprises two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall") at 80km high and "Kuda Ella," (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall") which is 50m high and was created by a tributary of Kotmale Oya. 4. Devon Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) Devon Falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated near the falls. Then, coffee was the main crop of Sri Lanka until 1869 when it the coffee-rust fungus, killed the majority of the coffee plants and estate owners had to diversify into other crops, mainly tea, in order to avoid total ruin. Thus the "Ceylon" tea industry was born. The Devon waterfall is 97 metres high and was also formed by the Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Sandy, one of your hosts at Singha Sanasa has close ties to he Devon Tea Estate, as his father who was a tea planter, was the Manager there for many years. 5. Dunsinane Falls (15 mins from Singha Sanasa) Only 10-15mins from Singha Sanasa (hire our ATV and enjoy the scenery) the impressive 100m-high Dunsinane fall (Pundalu Oya Ella) cascades in a spectacular sequence of steps before flowing to the Pundalu Oya (river), the Kotmale River and finally the Kotmale Reservoir. 6. Blue Field Tea Gardens (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) Bluefield Tea Gardens offers: • A factory tour with experienced guides, • A tea Center where you can purchase “ Garden Fresh “ varieties of tea • A Restaurant which serves Breakfast and Lunch, • A Tea Lounge to taste Tea accompanied by home made cake 7. Mackwoods Tea Centre (40 mins from Singha Sansas) Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, is in the heart of Labookellie Estate and is a popular stop providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. Mackwoods provides visitors with a free guided tour of Labookellie tea factory, an educational experience in the tea cultivation and manufacturing process. 8. Ramboda Falls (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Ramboda Falls is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka (729th highest waterfall in the world.) It is formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. The falls consists of three sections. There is a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, however if you're feeling adventurous you can to climb the pathway to the top, (just before the bridge). It's not an easy climb but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding area. 9. Kotmale Reservoir (Can be seen from Singha Sanasa) The Kotmale Dam is a large hydroelectric and irrigation dam in Kotmale. The dam is the second largest hydroelectric power station in Sri Lanka. Construction on the dam began in August 1979 and was ceremonially completed in February 1985. No need to travel, the beautiful river, man made lakes and surrounding tea hills can be easily seen from Singha Sanasa. 10. Lovers Leap Waterfall (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) This fall is said to derive its name from the tragic tale of a prince, who while hunting in the jungle, lost his way. He was rescued by a beautiful damsel, and the two became inseparable lovers. But the match was not to the liking of the prince's subjects, so the two decided to immortalise their love by leaping from the top of the fall to their death. Superstitious villagers avoid the fall at night. 11. Adams Peak (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa - and on a clear day you can see the majestic mountain from your balcony) Of significance to almost all religions, Adams Peak gains its name from the belief (by Christians and Muslims) that the 'foot-print shaped mark' on top of the mountain is that of Adam, left when first setting foot on Earth after having been cast out of paradise. It is also named Sri Pada which is derived from Sanskrit, used by the Sinhalese people in a religious context; and may be translated roughly as "the sacred foot" . Buddhists believe the imprint to be that of the Buddha, and the peak boasts a large Buddhist temple on its summit. Hindu tradition refers to the footprint as that of the Hindu deity Shiva, and thus names the mountain Shiva Padam (Shiva's foot) in Tamil. Tourists and pilgrims alike climb the sacred mountian at night (during the season from December to May) to enjoy the sunrise across the mountain ranges and visit the temple. The climb takes between 2.5hrs and 4hrs depending on fitness levels. 12. Worlds End (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) World's End is located in Horton Plains National Park. It is a sheer cliff, which about 4000 ft drop that gives fabulous view of mountains, tea estates and on a clear day you can see all the way out the the Indian Ocean which is 81km away. Quite a view! 13. Nuwera Eliya Golf Club (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Fancy a game of golf? The Nuwara Eliya golf course has a interesting history. Built in 1889 it stretches across about 100 acres of land & was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. As Nuwera Eliya is at an elevation of 6000 ft, apparently the ball does travel faster – at least 6 % faster. The course is a 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout. A Scottish soldier of the Golan highlanders built the course for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. It was completed in 1889 and has large changes in elevation. Its designed in a manner that you can never really let your guard down and that is what makes a game at the Nuwara Eliya course a fabulous experience. The golf course is hemmed in by the city on all sides & you need to cross the road on more than one occasion to get to the next bunch of holes. The highest mountains in Sri Lanka are also located alongside the course – Piduruthalagalla (Mount Pedro), The Great Western and Haggala. 14. Kithulgala (white water rafting) (2hrs from Singha Sanasa) Looking for adventure? Ktihulgala is located along the Kelani River and offers a range of activities from white water rafting to bird watching, jungle and rainforest treks to mountain bike rides and more. Movie buffs may be interested to know that the 'river' in the movie 'Bridge on the River Kwai' is indeed the Kelani River, and you can visit the location where the movie was filmed. 15. Eton Estate Falls (5 min drive, 15 min walk from Singha Sanasa) Perhaps not as spectacular as some of the other waterfall attractions near Singha Sanasa, the waterfall on our estate is a great place to take a picnic and go for a dip in the refreshing spring water. Getting AroundGETTING AROUND We are situated on a tea estate and the only access is via private road. You will need a hire car to get around (we can accommodate your driver). Other Things to NoteWe love Sri Lanka and think we've found our own slice of heaven here! If there is anything you need or would like help with - from planning your trip or other local information - just send us a note and we'll do our best to help. Please note, all guests must be 16years or above
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceSingha Sanasa, the ultimate in luxury home-stay experience, can be found up country in the beautiful Sri Lankan tea hills. 4000 feet above sea level, this undiscovered paradise boasts spectacular 360 degree vistas with the piece de resistanc being the breathtaking view of Adams Peak. To compliment the scenery, Singha Sanasa offers a luxurious home with three opulent guest rooms (all with en suite) as well as a separate self contained one bedroom villa, all designed to delight. Singha Sanasa's hosts, Jacqueline and Sandy, have over 50 years combined experience in the hospitality and service industries, with Sandy gaining his chefs 'stripes' in luxury 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and the Intercontinental. Sandy's skills combined with the fresh market produce make each meal at Singha Sanasa a celebration. The experience of Singha Sanasa is unparalleled; words (and even pictures) can't describe the serenity and beauty of one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets. So come and discover it for yourself. Guest AccessWith a temperate climate of 15-27 degrees Celsius it is the perfect place to take a dip in the pool, go for a leisurely walk to the waterfall, stroll through the gardens or simply put your feet up with a cup of home grown, freshly roasted coffee and enjoy the views. While the sun sets, sip on a cocktail and watch the sky turn on a show. After dinner enjoy a liqueur and a game of pool or carom in the games room. You will have full access to the grounds, the pool, the games room and bar and use of the ATV (some charges may apply). We will cater for you, prices for lunch and dinner or all inclusive rates are available on application. We can cater to some dietary requirements; please let us know your needs. . Interaction with GuestsSingha Sanasa is a home stay property and as your hosts we may join you for evening cocktails in the Grand Room. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are served in the Grand Room, so you may interact with our other guests over meals. If you'd prefer an intimate dinner, we can arrange to serve you in your Villa (charges apply) We'll be here to ensure you stay is memorable . . . and we're happy to disappear when you want time to yourselves. The Neighborhoodthings to see and do Singha Sanasa is the ideal destination from which to explore the hills of Sri Lanka. There are many attractions close to Singha Sanasa; we've listed just a few to whet your appetit(URL HIDDEN) 1. Mlesna Tea Castle (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) The Mlesna Tea Castle is situated overlooking the Devon Fall and picturesque Devon and St. Clair valley. It is built in a medieval Scottish style as a tribute to the father of Ceylon Tea, Scottish tea planter James Taylor and offers tea connoisseurs a selection of Mlesna Teas to sample. The Castle Museum displays interesting tea artifacts of yesteryear with educational photographs depicting the early years of the tea industry. The specially designed Viewing Tower at the Mlesna Tea Castle offers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the Devon Fall and St. Clair valley complete with the mist and lush green hills of this breathtakingly beautiful landscape. 2. Holyrood Tea Factory (25 mins from Singha Sanasa) The name Holyrood, is an Anglicization of the Scottish "haly ruid" meaning holy cross. Undoubtedly the pioneer planters who sailed from Scotland named their tea garden after the principal residence of the kings and queens of Scotland called the Holyrood Palace. Nestling between the Great Western mountain range and the Kothmale Oya Holyrood Estate is one of the most accessible estates in the tea district of Dimbulla. The factory manufactures an array of the best High grown teas ranging from BOP, BOP Fannings to Pecoes. 3. St Clair Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) St. Clair Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is called the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka" and derives its name from a nearby tea estate. St. Clair's falls comprises two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall") at 80km high and "Kuda Ella," (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall") which is 50m high and was created by a tributary of Kotmale Oya. 4. Devon Falls (40 mins from Singha Sanasa) Devon Falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated near the falls. Then, coffee was the main crop of Sri Lanka until 1869 when it the coffee-rust fungus, killed the majority of the coffee plants and estate owners had to diversify into other crops, mainly tea, in order to avoid total ruin. Thus the "Ceylon" tea industry was born. The Devon waterfall is 97 metres high and was also formed by the Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Sandy, one of your hosts at Singha Sanasa has close ties to he Devon Tea Estate, as his father who was a tea planter, was the Manager there for many years. 5. Dunsinane Falls (15 mins from Singha Sanasa) Only 10-15mins from Singha Sanasa (hire our ATV and enjoy the scenery) the impressive 100m-high Dunsinane fall (Pundalu Oya Ella) cascades in a spectacular sequence of steps before flowing to the Pundalu Oya (river), the Kotmale River and finally the Kotmale Reservoir. 6. Blue Field Tea Gardens (35 mins from Singha Sanasa) Bluefield Tea Gardens offers: • A factory tour with experienced guides, • A tea Center where you can purchase “ Garden Fresh “ varieties of tea • A Restaurant which serves Breakfast and Lunch, • A Tea Lounge to taste Tea accompanied by home made cake 7. Mackwoods Tea Centre (40 mins from Singha Sansas) Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, is in the heart of Labookellie Estate and is a popular stop providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea. Mackwoods provides visitors with a free guided tour of Labookellie tea factory, an educational experience in the tea cultivation and manufacturing process. 8. Ramboda Falls (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Ramboda Falls is 109m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka (729th highest waterfall in the world.) It is formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. The falls consists of three sections. There is a good view of the middle section from the A5 highway, however if you're feeling adventurous you can to climb the pathway to the top, (just before the bridge). It's not an easy climb but you will be compensated with the great view of the top fall and the surrounding area. 9. Kotmale Reservoir (Can be seen from Singha Sanasa) The Kotmale Dam is a large hydroelectric and irrigation dam in Kotmale. The dam is the second largest hydroelectric power station in Sri Lanka. Construction on the dam began in August 1979 and was ceremonially completed in February 1985. No need to travel, the beautiful river, man made lakes and surrounding tea hills can be easily seen from Singha Sanasa. 10. Lovers Leap Waterfall (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) This fall is said to derive its name from the tragic tale of a prince, who while hunting in the jungle, lost his way. He was rescued by a beautiful damsel, and the two became inseparable lovers. But the match was not to the liking of the prince's subjects, so the two decided to immortalise their love by leaping from the top of the fall to their death. Superstitious villagers avoid the fall at night. 11. Adams Peak (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa - and on a clear day you can see the majestic mountain from your balcony) Of significance to almost all religions, Adams Peak gains its name from the belief (by Christians and Muslims) that the 'foot-print shaped mark' on top of the mountain is that of Adam, left when first setting foot on Earth after having been cast out of paradise. It is also named Sri Pada which is derived from Sanskrit, used by the Sinhalese people in a religious context; and may be translated roughly as "the sacred foot" . Buddhists believe the imprint to be that of the Buddha, and the peak boasts a large Buddhist temple on its summit. Hindu tradition refers to the footprint as that of the Hindu deity Shiva, and thus names the mountain Shiva Padam (Shiva's foot) in Tamil. Tourists and pilgrims alike climb the sacred mountian at night (during the season from December to May) to enjoy the sunrise across the mountain ranges and visit the temple. The climb takes between 2.5hrs and 4hrs depending on fitness levels. 12. Worlds End (2 hours drive from Singha Sanasa) World's End is located in Horton Plains National Park. It is a sheer cliff, which about 4000 ft drop that gives fabulous view of mountains, tea estates and on a clear day you can see all the way out the the Indian Ocean which is 81km away. Quite a view! 13. Nuwera Eliya Golf Club (45 mins from Singha Sanasa) Fancy a game of golf? The Nuwara Eliya golf course has a interesting history. Built in 1889 it stretches across about 100 acres of land & was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. As Nuwera Eliya is at an elevation of 6000 ft, apparently the ball does travel faster – at least 6 % faster. The course is a 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout. A Scottish soldier of the Golan highlanders built the course for the British servicemen and officials who were posted at Nuwara Eliya. It was completed in 1889 and has large changes in elevation. Its designed in a manner that you can never really let your guard down and that is what makes a game at the Nuwara Eliya course a fabulous experience. The golf course is hemmed in by the city on all sides & you need to cross the road on more than one occasion to get to the next bunch of holes. The highest mountains in Sri Lanka are also located alongside the course – Piduruthalagalla (Mount Pedro), The Great Western and Haggala. 14. Kithulgala (white water rafting) (2hrs from Singha Sanasa) Looking for adventure? Ktihulgala is located along the Kelani River and offers a range of activities from white water rafting to bird watching, jungle and rainforest treks to mountain bike rides and more. Movie buffs may be interested to know that the 'river' in the movie 'Bridge on the River Kwai' is indeed the Kelani River, and you can visit the location where the movie was filmed. 15. Eton Estate Falls (5 min drive, 15 min walk from Singha Sanasa) Perhaps not as spectacular as some of the other waterfall attractions near Singha Sanasa, the waterfall on our estate is a great place to take a picnic and go for a dip in the refreshing spring water. Getting AroundWe are situated on a tea estate and the only access is via private road. You will need a hire car to get around (we can accommodate your driver). Other Things to NoteIf you would prefer to cater for yourselves, we can ensure the Villa is equipped with all you need. Just stop at a supermarket on your way here and stock up! Prices will vary depending on how independent you'd like to be . . . (e.g. daily housekeeping or ??) Just ask and we'll let you know the various options. Please also note we do not cater for persons under 16 years for safety reasons. We love Sri Lanka and think we've found our own slice of heaven here! If there is anything you need or would like help with - from planning your trip or other local information - just send us a note and we'll do our best to help.
Hotel
3.5-star Hotel
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ramboda Falls and Kotmale Reservoir Viewpoint. Mahaweli Maha Seya is 11.3 mi (18.2 km) away.
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3br Home/Apartment
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Two bed rooms, one living room, pantry and a bathroom in an upstairs of a house in calm and safe location surrounded by mountains. Visit Kotmale oya, waterfalls, historical places, friendly villages. Calm and safe place. 32 Km to Nuwara Eliya city.
Hotel
3-star Hotel
Situated in Talawakele, this chalet is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Devon Falls and 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from St Clair Falls. Kadiyanlena/Kataboola Falls and Galway Forest Reserve are also within 20 mi (32 km).
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5br guest house
    Darshana Homestay is set in Nuwara eliya, 73 km from Kandy. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a laptop and a computer are featured. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units include views of the mountains or garden. Each room includes a TV and a private or shared bathroom. Darshana Homestay features free WiFi . There is a shared kitchen at the property. Nuwara Eliya is 8 km from Darshana Homestay, while Bandarawela is 60 km from the property. ella town to 76km
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    3br bungalow
      Falcon Holiday Home is a newly built colonial type holiday bungalow located close by Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road at Saman Eliya, Kuda oya , Nuwara Eliya.This fully furnished holiday home is in the view of scenic Piduruthalagala ( Pedro ) mountain range and situated in a very quite , calm and picturesque location. It is in an eye-catching location bordered by Vegetable Gardens. Bungalow offers you the relaxation pleasure and magnificence of Nature. Pollution free environment and Fresh Mountain air to make your stay a remarkable experience.
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      With a stay at Oak Ray Tea Bush in Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya District), you'll be convenient to Ramboda Falls and Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple. This hotel is within the vicinity of Mahaweli Maha Seya and Kotmale Reservoir Viewpoint. Make yourself at home in one of the 32 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge). Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
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      Located in Talawakele (Nuwara Eliya District), Villa 43 is close to St Clair Falls and Devon Falls. This chalet is within the region of Kadiyanlena/Kataboola Falls and Kotmale Reservoir Viewpoint. Stay in one of 43 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Amenities Enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, tour/ticket assistance, and a picnic area. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the chalet's 24-hour room service. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
      Hotel
      3.5-star Hotel
      Situated in Talawakele, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from St Clair Falls and 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from Devon Falls. Galway Forest Reserve and Victoria Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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      Bedroom
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      • Smoking Allowed
      • Breakfast
      The SpaceSurrounded by the mountain ranges of the hill country and the lush green tea plantations which is the largest tea growing area of Sri Lanka lies tucked away down a mountain slope you will find The Waterfall Villas
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      2br Home/Apartment
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Parking
      Kothmale Holiday Home is a newly built up stair house situated at kothmale new town, 30 km away from Nuwara Eliya town.
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      With a stay at Talawakele Rest House in Talawakele (Nuwara Eliya District), you'll be convenient to St Clair Falls. This hotel is within the region of Devon Falls and Kadiyanlena/Kataboola Falls. Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Amenities Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
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      hotel
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      • Gym
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      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Oak Ray Tea Bush offers an airport shuttle for USD 195.00 per vehicle one way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. There's a terrace, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
      hotel
      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Oak Ray Tea Bush offers an airport shuttle for USD 195.00 per vehicle one way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. There's a terrace, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
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      11br hotel
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      • Gym
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      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Situated in Hatton, this hotel is 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from Devon Falls and within 20 mi (32 km) of St Clair Falls and Mohini Waterall. Kadiyanlena/Kataboola Falls and Japan Peace Temple are also within 25 mi (40 km).
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      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Villa 43 offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100.00 per vehicle one-way. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. There's also a garden, and rooms offer balconies and 24-hour room service.
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      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Talawakele Rest House is a great choice for a stay in Talawakele. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies and LED TVs.
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      2 reviews
      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Villa 43 offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100.00 per vehicle one-way. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. There's also a garden, and rooms offer balconies and 24-hour room service.
      hotel
      hotel
      • Breakfast
      • Gym
      • Parking
      • Pets Allowed
      • Swimming Pool
      • Wifi
      Talawakele Rest House is a great choice for a stay in Talawakele. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies and LED TVs.
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      • Smoking Allowed
      Hotel Channa provides an ideal base for the budget travelers to explore the hill country, its breathtaking landscapes, misty mountains, cascading waterfalls, tea culture and many more.
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      5br Hotel
        Darshana Homestay is set in Nuwara eliya, 73 km from Kandy. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a laptop and a computer are featured. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units include views of the mountains or garden. Each room includes a TV and a private or shared bathroom. Darshana Homestay features free WiFi . There is a shared kitchen at the property. Nuwara Eliya is 8 km from Darshana Homestay, while Bandarawela is 60 km from the property. ella town to 76km
        Bungalow
        3br Bungalow
          Falcon Holiday Home is a newly built colonial type holiday bungalow located close by Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road at Saman Eliya, Kuda oya , Nuwara Eliya.This fully furnished holiday home is in the view of scenic Piduruthalagala ( Pedro ) mountain range and situated in a very quite , calm and picturesque location. It is in an eye-catching location bordered by Vegetable Gardens. Bungalow offers you the relaxation pleasure and magnificence of Nature. Pollution free environment and Fresh Mountain air to make your stay a remarkable experience.
          Hostel
          2br Hostel
          • Wifi
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Allowed
          • Parking
          The SpaceThis is a Tea Factory converted to a nice accommodation units with all required facilities. Guest AccessHave access to the kitchen, open area and Tea estate.