Galkadawala Forest Lodge, Habarana. (d)

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Private room in treehouse hosted by Maulie

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 private bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Maulie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.

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CHECK ALL 5 LISTINGS UNDER AIRBNB OF GALKADAWALA FOREST LODGE FOR AVAILABILITY, EVEN IF ONE LISTING SHOWS FULL.

Sri Lanka/We are open to foreign guests with full Covid-19 vaccination.

TAILOR MADE DISCOUNTED SPECIAL OFFERS FOR long stays depending on the length of the stay.

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, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Dambulla, & 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 and a campsite with a treehouse.

1st treehouse consists of 3 rooms and 2nd treehouse has 2 rooms. Each room can be made into single, 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 a verity forest creatures 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 and the lesser known heritage sites of the ‘Cultural Triangle’. Experience nature at its best in the dry zone of Sri Lanka unhindered. Or just get under a tree and relax : )

We offer discounted rates to for long stays for seekers of peace, tranquillity and solitude.
Ideal setting for persons who wants to "work from any where".

Please check the availability of rooms with me via Airbnb mail even if the calendar shows fully booked. I have 7 listings under Airbnb for the 6 rooms and the treehouse at the campsite at Galkadawala.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi – 16 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Paid washer – In building
Shared patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Children’s books and toys

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 156 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Habarana, North Central Province, Sri Lanka

The wilderness.
The Tranquility.

Hosted by Maulie

  1. Joined in September 2012
  • 496 Reviews
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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) and a campsite with a treehouse, 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 cent…

Co-hosts

  • 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

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 10:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy