Nesting just few hours away from the hustle of the city life is a 110 acres lush land of paradise awaiting you. Around three hours from Colombo the journey itself is an experience to the country side passing the vast paddy fields and tall trees is a treat to the eyes.

Kalundewa is in the heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka is a base for the UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Dambulla Temple and the marvelous Sigiriya Rock. Amidst a rural farming village and the harmony of singing birds and lakes lies Kalundewa Retreat.

A place of true tranquility and peace it was a love at first sight for us! Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the blissful environment. We were greeted by the friendly staff who took us in a buggy through the lush fields it was a mouth dropping experience from the start! The arrival lobby itself is a marvelous architectural structure which also hold the restaurant has an enormous tree in the middle of its building incorporating the surrounding environment into its man-made home. Built with simple yet elegant steel frames, wooden floors and open vistas help you connect to the outside. I was amazed by the fact that not a single tree was cut down during the process of building the resort and goes hand in hand with resorts concept of minimizing the effect on the land. You will be given a refreshing snack at the lobby and will then be escorted to your villa. 

The luxury resort is a home to 7 unique villas secluded from one another to offer the privacy during your stay. They are again a simple structure of steel and wood and offers an ample view of the surrounding nature. We were first escorted to their most luxurious and the most captivating villa of them all.


The Water Villa Nil Manel (Blue Lotus) named after the national flower of Sri Lanka. This piece of paradise was nesting in the middle of a lake surrounded by trees and lotuses the Water Villa offers a combination privacy and serenity includes a private plunge pool, balcony and the upper deck can be used to simply relax. You can spend hours gazing into the beautiful surrounding with a backdrop of the symphony of the twittering birds and crickets.


The Kumbuk Chalet lies surrounded by flourishing Kumbuk trees a perfect for a romantic getaway. The intimate living spaces and private plunge pool with ample privacy with some uncompromising views of the tranquil lake is a honeymooner’s paradise!

Fancy a stay next to a river bank with a view of the paddy fields and mountains? The heavenly two storied villas are a perfect option if you are vacationing with family or friends. The Chalet has two areas the upper and lower Bakmee if it’s the view of the misty mountains and fields you love the upper Bakmee can accommodate up to three adults or it’s the simple view of the lakeside you fancy, lower Bakmee is for you. These chalets include a jacuzzi among other facilities.


Fancy a stay next to a river bank with a view of the paddy fields and mountains? The heavenly two storied villas are a perfect option if you are vacationing with family or friends. The Chalet has two areas the upper and lower Bakmee if it’s the view of the misty mountains and fields you love the upper Bakmee can accommodate up to three adults or it’s the simple view of the lakeside you fancy, lower Bakmee is for you. These chalets include a jacuzzi among other facilities.

Begin your mornings walking in the emerald fields mingle with the locals and experience a true country side life in their lower Damunu rooms Ehela and Nika.


Cuisines are made from their organic in-house grown fruits and vegetables the retreat hold more than 30 varieties of fruits and 150 different herbs and vegetables all under the direct supervision of the Chef at Kalundewa. What’s more unique about this resort is that due to its extensive land of lakes and fields you could choose your own backdrop for your meals may it be in the fields or overlooking the jade lakes, under the stars or simply in their treehouse restaurant is yours for the choosing. The cuisine’s here will surely arouse your taste buds as it did to ours! 

PS: The coconut sorbet is a die for!

Boredom is not for this place! They got tons of interesting activities you could do during your stay.


Are you a bird lover? This is the perfect place for you! While we roamed around the premises we came across so many species of birds including a bunch of exotic peacocks in the fields. Talk to their resident naturalist and explore the wild for a search for some feathered friends!


Care for a dip? Try in their natural pool Ulpotha in the evening with some smoking barbecue. Enjoy the turquoise waters the natural springs will leave you truly refreshed! Amidst the serene surrounding.


Each villa comes with its own bicycles. Ride along the small roads in the retreat or arrange a tour outside the premises get to know the local and experience an authentic village experience. A total Julia Robert’s Eat, Pray, Love experience! 


Kick start your day with some soul cleansing meditation among the mystic Kalundewa mountains or by the still tranquil lakes to simply relax and restore your soul. Do some stretching and bending with their extremely talented yoga master Sanath overlooking the paddy fields and the running water streams or simply indulge in their mini spa for some relaxing rejuvenation. Buzz our team for an ultimate personalized yoga retreat. 

Expect a flawless holiday at Kalundewa. There’s really nothing to complain food is incredible the surrounding is divine. May you be a nature lover, a person looking for some meditation and quietness to restore yourself, looking for a family getaway or a romantic holiday with your loved one. Kalundewa is true paradise that hold the essence of luxury and the Sri Lankan countryside in its place.

They not only take initiatives to protect the environment but they truly believe in having a close relationship while helping and educating the local community. We inquired about some of these projects from the team at Kalundewa. Conducting educational programs for farmers in regards to helping them engage in proper and safe agricultural practices, educating the youth on importance of nature and conservation, health camps, hosting Sri Lankan festivals with the local community are a few to mention.

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