The famous Ramboda Falls, located just 20 minutes’ drive from the Villa, is a sight to behold. Guests can swim in the natural pools and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding landscape.
An hour away from the Villa is the Ambuluwawa biodiversity complex, a homage to the uniquely rich biodiversity of the Sri Lankan island. A major highlight is the Amubuluwawa Tower, a spiral structure that is open to brave-hearted travellers seeking those truly Instagram-worthy pictures!
Situated 30 minutes’ drive from the Villa is a rare modern take on an ancient Buddhist temple, dedicated to the submerged temples and villages in the construction of the nearby Kotmale Reservoir. Opened in 2016, the Mahaweli Maha Seya is an impressive architectural feat that took over 33 years to build. The stupa is 289 feet tall and is the second-highest in Sri Lanka.
Situated just fifteen minutes from the Villa via an easy trekking trail, the most popular attraction in Ramboda derives its significance from the Ramayana, an ancient epic which follows Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana in Lanka, with the help of an army of monkeys.
The temple is dedicated to the chief of that army – Lord Hanuman, and is believed to signify his resting spot during his quest for Sita in the surrounding Ramboda jungle. The temple contains the largest Hanuman statue in Sri Lanka and hosts special poojas dedicated to Lord Hanuman on poya (full moon) days.
Traditionally known as the ‘Simla’ of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as ‘Little England’, is a well-preserved homage to Sri Lanka’s colonial past and is located a 45-drive from the Villa. Guests wandering through the city will stumble across many a colonial-style bungalow and English rose garden.
Ideal for the city-wanderer, Nuwara Eliya contains many attractions including the famous Nuwara Eliya Golf Club was founded in 1897 and Victoria Park Gardens named in 1889 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It boasts many activities including boat trips on Gregory Lake and horse-riding.
Located 30 minutes drive from the Villa, the Kotmale Reservoir is a truly breath-taking sight. It is believed that more than 14 tea estates, 57 villages and 54 ancient temples were submerged by the time the reservoir was built in 1985. Some of these ruins can be seen during the dry season as nostalgic reminders of past life in the area.
Located just 40 minutes drive from the villa, Peacock Hill is a mountain which is situated near the Pussellawa town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. It stands at a height of approximately 1518 m and provides an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. A traveller would have a wonderful time walking up the hill. Suitable for hiking and picnicking.
20 minutes drive from the villa to the blue field Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya is one of the most popular tea factories in Sri Lanka. They control a large tea estate around the factory.