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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.

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The view of the Lodge from the Lake.

The view of the Lodge from the Lake.

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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 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 84 is for a Double Room.
US$ 10 has to be added for a Triple room.
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. 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 in surrounding area it is ideal for trekking or bird watching.

Guest Access

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

Interaction with Guests

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

The Neighborhood

The wilderness.
The Tranquility.

Getting Around

Bus and train. Tuk Tuk. Safari Jeep. Car. Van.

We can arrange transport to :
pick you up from the Airport.
visits to the Heritage sites, National Parks and to your next destination.
If you need hire a vehicle for your entire holiday that too can be arranged.

Other Things to Note

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

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House Rules

1) 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.

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About the Host, Maulie

Sri Lanka
Member since September 2012


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