Front view.Sitting area.

Chambre privée

3 voyageurs

1 chambre

3 lits

Chambre privée

3 voyageurs

1 chambre

3 lits

Veuillez entrer le nombre d'adultes.
Veuillez entrer le nombre d'enfants.
De 2 à 12 ans
Veuillez entrer le nombre de bébés.
- de 2 ans
3 voyageurs au maximum. Les bébés ne sont pas pris en compte dans le nombre de voyageurs.
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez

À propos de ce logement



A Forest Lodge nestled in the centre of the "Cultural Triangle" and 3 Wildlife Parks.
Habarana is on the main road to Trincomalee, Passikudha, Batticaloa, Arugambay & Kandy.

Le logement

2 Forest Bungalows situated in the centre of the of the ancient cities (THE CULTURAL TRIANGLE OF SRI LANKA) Sigiriya, Dambulla, Ritigala, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura .
Close proximity to Minneriya, Kaudulla, Hurulu wildlife parks . 2 hours to Vilpattu Wildlife Park via Anuradhapura.
Approx 1 1/2 hours to Trincomalee. 2 1/2 hours Kandy or Batticaloa.
1 bungalow consists of 2Triple and 1Double bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
The 2nd bungalow consists of 2Triple/Family bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
In total both Bungalows can accommodate 14persons.
Both bungalows have electricity and hot water.

The price indicated here, US$67 or 85 is for a Double Room.
US$ 15 has to be added for a Triple room US$ .
A family room too can be arranged for us$ 110 to 120 for 2 adults and 2 children. Please inquire for details when making the reservation.
Breakfast is complimentary.
Lunch or dinner , a meal per persons is us$ 10. Cost of the meals for children to be determined case by case.
Above rates are inclusive of taxes.
We serve Sri Lankan vegetarian food, with egg.
Accommodation and meals for drivers are free of charge.

Please check the availability of rooms with me via Airbnb mail even if the calendar shows fully booked.
Please check the availability of rooms with me via Airbnb mail even if the calendar shows fully booked. I have 5 listing under Airbnb for the 5 rooms at Galkadawala. Even if the calendar of 1 listing show the place is fully booked it does not mean so. Check out the other 4 listings. ALL 5 LISTINGS SHOW UNDER THE AIRBNB HABARANA RENTALS. BROWSE DOWN AND YOU WILL SEE IT.

Galkadawala , was discovered in 2006, a land deforested, consumed and denuded by chena (slash and burn) cultivation. I decided to develop this land with retirement in mind and guided the process of nourishing, moulding and transforming the land back to a vibrant ecological habitat.
Galkadawala aim was to transform a barren patch to a jungle habitation; creating a haven for guests to enjoy in a setting where Man and Nature live in harmony with each other; in which animals, birds, reptiles and insects also have their due place. The story of success is vindicated as the area abounds with endemic creatures of all types, including 133 of the 453 avian species, 50 of the 230 species of butterflies, and 88 varieties of Ayurvedic medicinal plants of Sri Lanka which are recorded at Galkadawala.
Galkadawala, is constructed mainly by reusing “used building materials” like used timber, bricks, roofing tiles, even discarded industrial trunking.
By design, consumption of power has been reduced considerably by sensitive use of natural light and ventilation for cooling.
As there are Forest pathways and a network of lakes and irrigation canals surrounding the area it is ideal for trekking or bird watching.

Accès des voyageurs

The Culture and Heritage of Sri Lanka.
The wild life of Sri Lanka.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

At meal times. Also if they need any site seeing tours to be organized. If they require any information about the sites, transportation, planning tours etc.

Autres remarques

Other things to note.
Galkadawala is a place for people who appreciate nature and who would like to truly experience it.

Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 3
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 1
Lits : 3
Départ : 10:00
Animal sur place : Chien(s)
Type de logement : Chambre privée


Voyageur supplémentaire : 9€ / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Réduction à la semaine : 15%
Communiquez toujours via Airbnb
Pour protéger votre paiement, ne transférez jamais d'argent et n'établissez pas de contact en dehors du site ou de l'application Airbnb. En savoir plus

Règlement intérieur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée

I would like my guest to appreciate the wild life and the peace and quite of Galkadawala and its surroundings.

2) Drivers/Guides cannot have meals with the guests or entertained in the bungalows.

3) We do not have a cooking facility for guests. The pantry in the 2 bungalows can be used by the guests to make their own tea or coffee or to heat up baby food but cannot be used to make their own meals. We serve vegetarian food but in a worse case if a guest brings fish or meat WE cook it for them (that would be in the main kitchen). Fish or meat cannot be cooked in the bungalows. The smell of meat or fish attracts various animals and insects. Hence this is for your own safety. Also the vegetarian guests maybe sensitive such smells in the bungalows. Kindly understand. Thank you.



Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.

Dispositif de sécurité
Kit de premiers secours

Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

21 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Janina
avril 2017
A fantastic, special place to stay if you after a off-the beaten track, in the mid of nature, special experience. Fantastic houses of re-used, natural materials in a re-forested area which the owner Maulie all did. Open houses where you wake up to the sounds of birds, monkeys, maybe elephants. Excellent home made vegetarian food cooked by locals - yummy! sirigiya, Dambulla, Polunaruwa, ... many more are in reach within less than an hour. Highly recommended for families with kids... it s Adventure playground you are staying at ;) Stay for at least 3 nights ... ask for tuktuk driver kalpa who will take you everywhere with a big smile ;)
Profil utilisateur de Maulie
Réponse de Maulie :
Dear Janina, Thank you for visiting us with your lovely family. We enjoyed your company very very much. Yes, I would love to have you and your family back ..... may be when the boys are older ??? : )
avril 2017

Profil utilisateur de Zoe
décembre 2016
We were met at the nearest train station by a tuk tuk and driven into the jungle. Galkadawala is beautifully wild, surrounded and immersed in nature - a real treat for the senses. The lodge backs onto a tank teeming with life - we saw snakes, water buffalo, mongoose, monitor lizards, a skink and numerous birds less than five minutes walk away. Among the birds were bee-eaters, paradise flycatchers, ibis, peacocks, 4 different types of kingfisher and an eagle - it really is a birder's paradise! Food and hosts were wonderful. They helped arrange travel and a trip to Kaudulla national park. Sadly, this was the worst experience we had in Sri Lanka as there were 125 jeeps crowding elephants who became stressed and eventually charged a couple of the vehicles. I would not recommend this trip but every other aspect of our time at Galkadawala was fantastic.

Profil utilisateur de Julia
septembre 2016
What a refreshing, close to nature, and unique experience. Buried in the jungle at the end of a long dusty track, Maulie's home provides the city sore with a chance to breathe again. We loved it and will not forget it. It is one of the highlights of our Sri Lanka tour.

Profil utilisateur de Chloe
septembre 2016
I can not describe just how wonderful the Forest Lodge is. Maulie and her team are fantastic and made us feel very welcome and confortable. Galkadawala is such a special place to stay - the lodges are beautiful - the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature. A great place to base yourself to explore the area but equally a fantastic place just to just "be" and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere Maulie has created. A total gem! If you fancy an adventure and you love nature and wildlife then this is the place for you.

Profil utilisateur de Harry
septembre 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Galkadawala. Amazing jungle setting with the lake just a couple of minutes walking with plenty of wildlife to see. Our room was great and very clean. The communal dinners by candlelight were excellent and Maulie and the staff were always very attentive. It was easy to book day trips to attractions such as Sigiriya and Polannaruwa. Overall would highly recommend a stay at this unique forest lodge, one of our favourite stays in Sri Lanka!

Profil utilisateur de Carmen
août 2016
Galkadawala was a beautiful place to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights there, mostly because we felt completely immersed in the nature around us. There are lots of monkeys playing about next to the rooms and many interesting birds to spot, so it makes lying in the hammock even more fun! The welcome was lovely, we were very tired from the flight and drive and were made to feel totally relaxed! Maulie really takes the time to chat to all guests and manages to create a very comfortable and social environment. She was also very helpful in recommending the best times to visit certain sites as well as making sure we had everything we needed to explore the area. The food was home-made and delicious and all other staff are delightful. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

Profil utilisateur de Cecile
août 2016
Was a wanderfull place , so nice to be in contact with nature again. Maulie created a small paradise and the team is so friendly and so accomodating for our children needs, well done!

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I am the owner of Galkadawala Forest Lodge. After 25 years in the rat race, started what I always wanted to do .... a Lodge in the wilderness where one can enjoy nature as it is. I enjoy it very much, especially hosting others who wants to experience it. I love their company!

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