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Special rates for

LONG stays.

A tranquil environment to work in solitude.

Ideal for artists, authors ... and Techies too.


An inspiring setting for a "brainstorming" meeting of a small group.


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First Bungalow

Designed to resemble an Elephant watch hut -

a tree house, commonly used by the farmers of the rural Dry Zone to keep away the elephants from their crop.  Sustainably built with clay and brick walls, reused timber and cable-trunking. The ground floor comprises living/ lounge area and a more traditional bed room, with an en suite bathroom. The 1st floor contains two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Which opens out to the 2nd floor deck with a view of the tank ( lake) and the surrounding forest. 


First Bungalow has 3 rooms - Double / Twin / Triple rooms.  Out of which the ground floor room and one of the 1 floor rooms can be converted to a family room too.

  • Bed rooms are with attached bathrooms for each. 

  • The bungalow has electricity, WiFi facilities, and hot water.

Rio De Janeiro
The Games
Second Bungalow

For additional guests a new residential node, of rough-hewn logs and re-cycled material, straddles the meandering lengths of water on boulders, stubs and columns created in the "Tampita Vihare" (temple) or "Ambalama" (resting place) tradition. The ground floor of this unit is composed of a series of different levels, with wide decks under cover or others open to the sky. The decks have been fabricated with the remains of the re-cycled cable-trunking used previously. The ground floor comprises living/lounge/dinning and pantry areas with open decks as an option for outside dinning on moon-lit nights. The first floor contains two bedrooms with attached toilets and a common balcony with distant views of he village tank (lake) through a dappled world of branches and flowers.


Second Bungalow has 2 family rooms which can be made into a double / twin / triple rooms too.

  • Bed rooms are with attached bathrooms for each.

  • The bungalow has electricity, WiFi facilities, and hot water.

Birders' Nook
A treehouse, hidden in the wilderness in the periphery of the Galkadawala Lake. Glamping in the heart of Sri Lankan heritage. 
The ground floor consist of sitting area, kitchenette, and en-suite bath room.  Floor on top consists of the sleeping area and viewing deck. 
You can do your own cooking or try our home cooked meals.
Good WiFi connection, Mosquito nets, bed linen, towels, mattresses, cooking utensils and minifridge provided. There are electric fans, plug bases, reading torches and pipe born water. Electricity for lighting is not used for the benefit of the nocturnal creatures.
... a beautiful ambience under the stars in
candle light ...
Yogi's Room

A cabin in the forest next to our yoga pavilion.  About 50 metres away from the 1st and 2 Bungalows.  Meals will be provided in the cafe at the 2nd Bungalow.

The entire cabin is insulated with insect proof mesh. Good WiFi connection.  Electricity & hot water.  Double or twin beds.

Designed to accommodate a yoga instructor who would bring a group of yogi's for a retreat.  


Also an ideal setting to work ... paint ... write in solitude ...

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Video on Galkadawala

An introduction to Galkadawala Forest Lodge … minimalistic but warm and inviting.


Sustainable practices at Galkadawala

Reforestation … recycling … repurposing … a sustainable  Sri Lankan lifestyle.

The list of fauna of Galkadawala

162 out of 528 bird species in Sri Lanka are found at Galkadawala

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