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GALKADAWALA FOREST LODGE, HABARANA. (a).

SuperhostHabarana, North Central Province, Sri Lanka
Private room in treehouse hosted by Maulie
3 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 private bath
Clean and tidy
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Maulie is a Superhost
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
CHECK ALL 5 LISTINGS UNDER AIRBNB For GALKADAWALA FOREST LODGE FOR AVAILABILITY, EVEN IF ONE LISTING SHOWS FULL.

TAILOR MADE DISCOUNTED SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPT, OCT AND NOV .... depending on the length of the stay ... whether you are single, a couple ... family or a group of friends :)

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

The space
Nestled in the mystic Sri Lankan countryside, 10.5 km (10 Minutes) from the Habarana town, Galkadawala is a FOREST HOMESTAY consisting of 2 treehouse like bungalows.

1st bungalow consists of 3 rooms and 2nd bungalow has 2 rooms. Each room can be made into double, twin, triple or family room as required. All rooms are with attached bathrooms, electricity, hot water, large canopy type mosquito nets (for an insect free sleep), fans, Wi-Fi and a comprehensive library on Sri Lankan culture, history and wildlife.

Galkadawala, was discovered in 2006, a land deforested and destroyed by chena (slash and burn) cultivation. Our aim was to transform this 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.

Galkadawala, is constructed mainly by reusing “used building materials” like used timber, doors, windows, bricks, roofing tiles, even discarded industrial trunking. Consumption of power has been reduced considerably by sensitive use of natural light and ventilation for cooling. The ‘open concept’ of architectural design offers the guests a very deep connection with nature. Guests should be open minded to accept various creatures inside as well as outside, since it is their habitat and we are the guests.

Forest pathways, the network of waterways and lakes surrounding Galkadawala is ideal for trekking or bird watching. Visit popular heritage sites and also sites unknown to tourists of the ‘Cultural Triangle’. Experience nature at its best in the dry zone of Sri Lanka unhindered. Learn to cook like a local. Or just get under a tree and relax : )

We offer discounted rates to "OFF SEASON" TOURISTS, APRIL TO JUNE AND SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER, WHEN GALKADAWALA IS AT ITS BEST ... for seekers of peace, tranquillity and solitude : )

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 a listing show the place is fully booked it does not mean so. Check out the other listings, namely, Galkadawala Forest Lodge a), b), c), d) and e). ALL 5 LISTINGS SHOW UNDER THE AIRBNB HABARANA RENTALS. BROWSE DOWN TO SEE THE OTHER LISTINGS.

Guest access
The culture, heritage and wildelife of Sri Lanka ......

Visit 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.

Experience Yoga in the wilderness!
Feel your mind and body merge in the tranquility of nature . Yoga is not just an exercise.
Special Yoga classes for beginners or for the experienced. $10 per class duration minimum 1 hour.

Other things to note
The price indicated here, US$ 75 or 90 (depending on the season) is for a Double Room.
US$ 15 has to be added for a Triple room
A family room too can be arranged for us$ 11O to 130 for 2 adults and 2 children. Please inquire for details when making the reservation.

We serve Sri Lankan, ovo-lacto vegetarian meals. Vegan and gluten free meals too can be prepared on special request. Breakfast is included in the price of the room. Lunch or dinner is USD 10 per meal per person, USD 5 per meal per child between 6 to 12. Meals are free for children under 6 years.

Above rates are inclusive of taxes.

I do not have a credit card facility, hence can only accept cash.
CHECK ALL 5 LISTINGS UNDER AIRBNB For GALKADAWALA FOREST LODGE FOR AVAILABILITY, EVEN IF ONE LISTING SHOWS FULL.

TAILOR MADE DISCOUNTED SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPT, OCT AND NOV .... depending on the length of the stay ... whether you are single, a couple ... family or a group of friends :)

2 Forest Lodges nestled in the centre of the "Cultural Triangle" and 3 Wildl…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
Washer
Breakfast
Essentials
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Habarana, North Central Province, Sri Lanka

The wilderness.
The Tranquility.

Hosted by Maulie

Joined in September 2012
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Galkadawala is my passion. I left the “rat race” in 2006 in pursuit of what my inner-self was crying for. It all began by reforestation of a small plot of barren land in the centre of the “Cultural Triangle” of Sri Lanka. There are two bungalows (treehouse like structures) sustainably built. We are surrounded by nature, abundance of wildlife, wildlife sanctuaries, and ancient cities rising from an ancient irrigation system that consists of manmade lakes and waterways. I enjoy hosting like minded guests!
Galkadawala is my passion. I left the “rat race” in 2006 in pursuit of what my inner-self was crying for. It all began by reforestation of a small plot of barren land in the centre…
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  • Darshi
During your stay
Mainly At meal times.

Galkadawala is my home. So I’m there anytime to help you to settle down, to help you with organizing and arranging transportation for day tours to the Cultural Triangle heritage sites or the National parks etc ...

From my childhood I have travelled extensively in Sri Lanka and only too glad to help you on how best to travel and enjoy my beloved country.
Mainly At meal times.

Galkadawala is my home. So I’m there anytime to help you to settle down, to help you with organizing and arranging transportation for day tours t…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
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