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Enjoy our homestay with mountain views

Mawanella (kandy), Sri-lanka

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Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 3



  • Enjoy our house in the foothills of a valley near Kandy
  • We have created a quite peaceful garden where you can enjoy and relax
  • I will be more than willing to provide you a free cookery class
  • Duration: from 1 night >
  • We offer a room suitable for maximum 3 people

Enjoy a stay with a typical Sri Lankan family nearby the famous town of Kandy. Our house is surrounded by mountains that have lush green paddy fields, rubber plantations and the riches of exotic spices. We will warmly welcome you to spend some time with us.



Mawanella is a small town situated in the foothills of a valley leading towards Kandy. It is surrounded by mountains that have lush green paddy fields, rubber plantations and the riches of exotic spices. This is where our home is.

We are a traditional upper-middle class family who value family traditions and principles. We love gardening and have created a quiet peaceful garden. You can just sit on the terrace or in the garden with a book or a paper or nothing but relax your mind. The singing of the birds and chirping of squirrels will be the only disturbances. A plump little cat or a loyal abandoned doggie will sit by you lovingly.

We have one single and one double bed. We offer the following facilities in a calm and comfortable environment for our guests to relax after a busy day: free Internet, Wi-fi, cable TV, hot water showers, private dining room, airport transfers (45 USD), meals, driver room, chauffeur, tour planning, in-house Sri Lankan cooking lessons and a 6000 square foot garden, car parking

Breakfast is on the house and consists of fruits, eggs and toast alternated with traditional Sri Lankan food. You will have access to a separate dining room with fridge, which enables you to dine as you wish. We have many fresh fruits in our garden also depending on the months of the year.

Check in time is flexible subject to the occupancy of the previous day. If there is no other booking check-out time is flexible.

Tourist attractions in the area:

  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (15 mins)
  • Beautiful waterfalls such as Ahupini Ella (25 mins drive)
  • Ancient rock and cave temples (103 BC)
  • Saridial rock and Sardial village
  • Kandy (30 mins)
  • Peradeniya Botanical gardens
  • Different temples like, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka etc.
  • Bible Rock
  • Peradeniya Botanical gardens

We can arrange local tours for a very reasonable rate in an air-conditioned car.

The city is very close to our place and you can easily access public transport within a 5 minutes walk or we can arrange a car or tuk tuk. The city has supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants and many other shops to cater for your needs.

How to find us:

Our property is located 2 minutes walk from the Colombo/Kandy main road. Once you get down at the Uthuwankanda junction (by bus) and come from the direction of Colombo you will have to walk another 125 meters in the direction of Kandy. At the bend you have to take the small gravel road leading down (Sri Sunanada Mawatha also known as Temple road) on your right hand side. You will have to walk another 40 meters and the first property on your right hand side is our home.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Price excludes:

  • Dinner
  • Drinks

We are rated as a superior grade property by the Sri Lankan tourist board (SLTDA/SQA/HSU/00374)

More information

Meet Sakula & His Family

Member since: April 2014

Hi, I am Sakula and I live with my parents in a small village overlooking the paddy fields. My parents are fond of gardening; flowers, fruit and vegetables. We are also animal lovers. We would love to invite you to our home and would like to give you the feeling of a home away from home.

Contact Host


2 days

Incl. service fee

$ 25.00 p.p.p.n.