Hidden away amid the lush, dense greenery of Habarana, a place where nature abounds and can still be found in its pristine condition lies a little known lodge quaintly called “The Other Corner”. Situated along the Anuradhapura – Trincomalee/ Polonnaruwa road in the Anuradhapura district, a veritable paradise amid a paradise as a recent visitor termed it, an apt description as many a well-known ornithologist and a myriad of botanists are sure to call it after spending a few days in this tranquil setting.
Built on a sprawling spread of approximately 5 acres, about a 5-minute drive from the town of Habarana, the chalets are located in hiding, preserving as much privacy and sanctuary as possible. The fact that there is no barrier or fences (to preserve natural trails and to reduce a much a possible the effect of encroaching on nature) erected around the Other Corner in no way diminishes the sense of solitude and peace one feels.
All accommodation at The Other Corner is air-conditioned with modern facilities amenities including tea/coffee service and mini-fridges. Be it an intimate party of two or a larger group we have many types of accommodation to suit your needs.
Along with the basic comforts of life that we take for granted such as pipe-borne water and electricity, the lodge also provides hot and cold water as well as a modern sanitary section. Along with a uniquely attractive shower head, that brings to mind a miniature waterfall and is enticingly refreshing after a long day of walking amid the green forest gardens. Meal provided would be as requested by the visitors ranging from Local Rice and Curries to Western Cuisine, served by the ever-helpful attendant. Wireless internet facilities will also be available for the use of laptops and other portable devices.
To best enjoy your nature experience, The Other Corner has several options on where you may dine. You can opt to dine on your private back-patio, have your food served on the upper deck of the chalets or in our open-concept restaurant which has a 28 person seating capacity. Our extensive menu has a wide selection of options, including show cooking on some nights. During much of the year, guests may have the privilege of visiting our vegetable garden handpicking produce to be cooked to order by our chefs. We also boast of a wide range of international beer and wines.
Feel the stress-strain evaporate as you bask in the crystal clear water after a day of birding and sightseeing. The tranquil pool is nestled among the shaded groves. Relax on a deck chair sip a cool drink or ask the staff for our poolside menu indulge in one of our delicious snacks while you feel the day give way to calm and serenity while listening to the call of the birds.
The ideal location for travellers who seek an eco and nature-friendly stay surrounded by lush greenery and excellent bird watching.
The planter’s bungalow has been revived to its former glory, with seven themed suites based on personalities that shaped the history of the province of Uva, one of the foremost tea growing regions in Sri Lanka, the finest tea growing region in the world.
Thotalagala bungalow is surrounded by 20 acres of lawn and patana grass. From the edge of the lawn, a sweeping vista greets the eye. Behind the bungalow and covering the Haputale hills lies 4000 hectares of tea stretching unto Lipton’s seat, 1500 feet above, and over onto the Bandarawela side of the mountain. The seven suites represent the epitome of colonial luxury. The teak panelled smoking room is the ideal place to retreat to for an after-dinner cognac. The dining room itself is with its twenty seater table, a place to savour traditional hearty plantation fare. This is also a working estate, and guest will be able to immerse themselves into the traditional lifestyle of a tea planter.
Each of our seven suites has been dedicated to the memory of a gentleman who played an integral role in the development of the province. These suites celebrate the idiosyncrasies of their namesakes, while also serving as opulent tributes to the designs, hues, shapes and concepts that typified the British colonial era in Sri Lanka. Step back in time, and into the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
Filled with memorabilia from the British Colonial era, and paying respectful homage to the traditional lifestyle of those intrepid tea planters of yore, Thotalagala offers guests a completely immersive and utterly indulgent experience.
A luxury boutique property located 15 minutes from Kandy, this 3-acre sprawling estate is a contemporary hotel that offers stylish and luxurious comfort. With beautiful birdlife and nature surrounding the property, it also has beautiful vistas of the Hantana and Knuckles mountain ranges. The design combines contemporary style with traditional Kandyan arts and culture from the beautifully elaborate batik wall hanging by renowned Sri Lankan artist the late Ena De Silva which welcomes guests as they enter, to the beautiful photographs and paintings of Kandyan style dancers placed stylishly in each room, the property’s décor provides a colourful insight into the varied and diverse aspects of the life of Kandy.
This property has its own spa, complete with a sauna and a steam room. Also on offer are yoga classes, complimentary bicycles and painting facilities. There is a small infinity pool overlooking the valley.
The restaurant offers a la carte options for all meals, with a great range of both international and local dishes. Relax and enjoy one of the signature dishes such as the Kings Pavilion Mix Grill Special while looking over the lawns and valley below.
Kings Pavilion Kandy truly is the perfect place for those wanting to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the surrounding region.
With stunning views of the ancient Rock Fortress, this boutique-style property is design like the historic Water Gardens of the Kings of Ancient Sri Lanka but with all the luxurious of a star class boutique resort.
A luxurious stay while exploring the Cultural Triangle, Water Garden is strategically located to enable vis titso all the historical sides in the region.
One of Sri Lanka’s premier properties, Ulagalla is a beautiful blend of elegance, luxury and old-world charm. The boutique hotel is located in a sprawling 58-acre lush garden and centred around a 150-year-old mansion which is rich in culture and has historical significance. The hotel consists of 25 villas with private pools, meticulously designed and built to maintain the ecological balance of its surroundings. This is a perfect location to relax and unwind. But also is one of the best-located hotels to explore the Cultural Triangle. Ulagalla is located 20 minutes from the ancient city of Anuradhapura, one of Sri Lanka’s important historical cities and UNESCO World Heritage Site’s. Also, a day excursion to Sigiriya, Dambulla, Wilpattu and Minneriya National Park is possible while based here.The property borders a beautiful organic paddy field where one can witness the rice harvesting traditions. Further Ulagalla offers experiences such as village cycling tours, tuk-tuk tours, horseback riding, kayaking and village kite making.
One of the most popular experiences is a guided tour of the organic farm in the property where one can pick fresh produce and head to the kitchen where the chef transforms the produce into delicious Sri Lankan dishes which will be your lunch for the day.
A stay at Ulagalla has so much to offer and one of the best luxury boutique properties in Sri Lanka.