Shanthi Niwahana - Polgolla,Kandy

House - Private room · Katugastota - Madawala - Bambarella Rd, Polgolla, Central Province 20250, Sri Lanka

Shanthi Niwahana literarily means "Peaceful Abode".

Your homely Holistic guest house - The ideal retreat ( Created especially for the new age of Consciousness 21/12/12 )
Om Shanthi ( May peace be with you )

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Ayubowan ( may you have a long life )

Welcome to our humble abode.We look forward to hosting you.Your homely Holistic guest house - The ideal retreat ( Created especially for the new age of Consciousness 21/12/12 )

We welcome you to our brand spanking new guest house. An Ashram type, Meditative,Yogic
atmosphere.Consider it like a homestay with Privacy.
Catering for Budget concious, Intrepid, discerning travellers - we welcome western back-packers.Prices for rooms & meals are cheap.

Indo-files ( people who love India ) & spiritual seekers who are open-minded to Eastern philosophies/religions are welcome.
Consider it a retreat to re-juvinate your prana - complete body,mind & soul relaxation.We respect all Religions/forms of Meditation be it Bhuddhist Mahayana ( Tibetian ),Theravada,Vipassana ( Insight Meditation ), Art of Living by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Bhramakumari's ( Raja Yoga ), Ramana Maharishi, Satchitananda or Osho Rajneesh.

When visiting Kandy Sri-Lanka,if you do go to Nilambe Meditation Centre ( beyond Kandy ) or do a Goenka Vipassana Course,ours is an ideal place to base yourself & see the rest of the country.
A two bed room self contained modern unit ( sleeps 4 persons ) nestled in a rain forest like area,in the vicinity of paddy fields & coconut trees.Western style toilet & hot shower ( please check photos ) Bedrooms are situated upstairs & the Samadhi hall downstairs for spiritual practice,be it Yoga,Taichi,Qi Gong. Set in a serene & quiet (email hidden)s far better than staying in the thick of town & being hassled by the famous Kandy touts.For those who appreciate Nature & want some time out with their partner or "you" time, its an ideal spot.

Run by a energetic,friendly yogic couple Sanjay & Jasmine who live next door,are both experienced Yoga teachers & abide by the Bhuddhist precepts,would like you to experience the sukkha ( happiness ) in their daily life.
They are well travelled themselves,fluent in several eastern languages and are couchsurfers.A wealth of info & insights could be got, into the local culture & sights.Basically if you like the, 'off the beaten track' & not the Lonely Planet mundane route,then this is it!

As the couple teach Yoga,Asana classes are done in-house, incl. Pranayama & Meditation. Ayurvedic massages too.We also offer Ayurvedic Wellness Packages ( Tailor made ) for Detoxing or for any ailments including weight loss.

Kandy - a UNESCO world heritage city, is located in the central most part of Sri Lanka.With close proximity to the cultural triangle,Knuckles mountain range & east coast beaches, ( like Trincomalee,Nilaveli & Arugam bay - a surfer's paradise )
The cultural pageant called "Perehara" is held here annually in august, prior to the full moon.

We are situated in a village called " POLGOLLA" ( means Coconut Plantation ) Only 8km from Kandy town.Just 1.5km passing the Open University.

Jasmine does excellent holistic sattvic meals.Packages for live-in Yoga students who would like to study are available.Our way of life is the Ayurvedic way & strict vegetarians -no dead animals allowed into our place ( even eggs ).Also alcohol & smoking is prohibited.

Room only rate:
Cost per Single:$21 ( rs.2850 ), Double $40 ( rs.5400 )
Cost per Yoga lesson:$50 ( rs.6750 )
Cost per Meal:$7 ( rs.950 )

Please book well in advance,as we have only 2 rooms..

Om Shanthi ( May peace be with you )

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • I can't thank Shanthi family enough. I started my Sri Lankan adventure in their beautiful home eating their deliciously prepared Sri Lankan meals. Took a Yoga class with them was really amazing and inspirational. While I was there we gained priceless travel advice that made m trip! Shanthi family are an amazing people and I highly recommend starting your Sri Lankan journey with them.
    Stela from Spain

    October 2013
  • We practiced yoga at 4 places on Sri Lanka during our trip last month and have to admit that the private sessions at Shanthi Niwahana were very special and useful for us.

    March 2013
  • Fantastic place out of the noise, dust and fumes of Kandy, and definitely worth the extra time to get to town. Jasmin's great vegetarian cooking makes it feel like a real home. The hosts are careful of your space, and do flips to help you. Super clean and lovely.

    March 2013
    Response from Sanjay:

    Txs so v much Albert

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