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The Large Man made Tank, Parakrama Samudraya. Most time of the year you could take a bath in the tank and maybe take our canoe out for a paddle for a small fee, or take a fishing boat out from next door to see will elephants gathering on the other si

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Dining, camp style. Students from Qubec

Dining, camp style. Students from Qubec

The Space
Bathrooms: 8+
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 16
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $12
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Built right at the edge of the Great Tank Parakrama, this beautiful bungalow in a research centre for the Primates of the dry zone of Sri Lanka, can room 4 families comfortably. One room sleeps 3-4 people. Every room has AC and instant hotter showers. We are in the process of upgrading our loft into a room that sleeps 2-3 guests and it overlooks a green canopy all year through.

You wake up to bird sounds and to macaque calls. Water birds would skim past you when you paddle the canoes in the water. It's fantastic holiday spot!!

You benefit from our 40+ years of scientific study, and 18 years as expedition leaders.
Different tours are tailored for families with children, retirees, students and professionals
This site is also relevant to scientists, students, educators, and anyone interested in primate biology, wildlife conservation and South Asian tropical biodiversity.

Guest Access

Swimming in the Parakrama samudraya which is at our door step. We organize Tours for guests to watch the Primates we have studied for the past 45years. Our latest movie is coming to the big screen in the USA May 2015 as "Monkey Kingdom, Disney Nature'

Interaction with Guests

We are onsite most of the time. My husband travels back and forth to Polonnaruwa but I am stationed mostly in Colombo as my son is sitting for his GCE AS in May 2016

Please inbox me if you have a query on rates as the sites only allows one rate per listing and we have reduced rates when the number of guests decrease.

The Neighborhood

The forest canopy which offeres a cool sanctuary from anywhere else in the entire Polonnaruwa city.

Getting Around

There are many three wheelers around the area and we can call one for you for no cost. They would be able to take you to bus stop, Archaeological grounds or the big town called Kaduruwela
We rent bikes from a third party for our guests who might want to take a ride on the bund of the great tank or the ruined city.

Other Things to Note

We rent out 10 separate rooms in four buildings. One is a large bungalow which houses 4 separate rooms, Room1: 1DB/2SB. Room2: 1DB/2SB. Room3: 3SB. (These are family rooms which can sleep two adults and two children or four adults) Smaller cabin has two separate rooms sleeping 2 people per room. Each room in both houses has it's own bath and toilet. One tribe room next to our Lab and four rooms (2DB, 1TRPL,1SB) in the main Lodge

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House Rules

We do not allow smoking in the rooms as our property is in a small patch of forest.

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Safety Features
First Aid Kit

1 night minimum stay
Young guests on the Primate Tour, with the Gray Langurs

Young guests on the Primate Tour, with the Gray Langurs

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Western Province, Sri Lanka
Member since March 2012


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