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Galkadawala Forest Lodge (d)

Private room in treehouse hosted by Maulie
3 guests1 bedroom4 beds1 private bath
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We would welcome guests who would like to be at Galkadawala for long stays, even for a few months. Ideal for those who want to "work from any where" or seekers of a safe and warm climes away from the Covid Pandemic in tranquillity and solitude : )
Special rates can be discussed on a case by case basis.

The space
Nestled in the mystic Sri Lankan countryside, 10.5 km (10 Minutes) from the Habarana town, Galkadawala is a FOREST RETREAT consisting of 2 villas designed to blend with the surrounding forest.

Villa 1 consists of 2 rooms. Each room can be made into double, twin or triple room as required. Out of which one room can be converted to a family room too. All rooms are with ensuite 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, 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 : )

If you wish for a long stay we can arrange a special price for the meals. In the kitchenette you can make your own tea and coffee.

Please check the availability of Villa 2, which is under a separate listing.

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
Galkadawala has received the "Safe & Secure Tourism" certificate of compliance from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) by meeting the compliance requirements as per the operational guidelines with health protocols pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic. KPMG Sri Lanka conducted the independent assessment.

The price indicated here, US$ 90 per night is for a double room (2 persons). US$ 40 has to be added for a triple room adult person and US$15 per child (between 6 to 12 years) in your group. At the time of booking the rate for the children can be included into the room rate on request. Accommodation is free for children under 6 years is free.
Please inquire for details when making the reservation. Above rates are inclusive of breakfast.

We serve Sri Lankan, ovo-lacto vegetarian & vegan meals. Gluten free meals too can be prepared on request. Breakfast is included in the price of the room. Lunch or dinner is USD 10 per meal per person and USD 5 per meal per child between 6 to 12. Meals are free for children under 6 years.
For long stays the prices of meals can be made at a discounted rate.

All rates are inclusive of taxes.

We do not have a credit card facility, hence can only accept cash or online transfer.
We would welcome guests who would like to be at Galkadawala for long stays, even for a few months. Ideal for those who want to "work from any where" or seekers of a safe and warm climes away from the Covid Pandemic in tranquillity and solitude : )
Special rates can be discussed on a case by case basis.

The space
Nestled in the mystic Sri Lankan countryside, 10.5 km (10 Minutes) from the Ha…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Washer
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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…
Maulie is a Superhost
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 86%
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House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
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