Work in solitude or spend time in quiet contemplation or have cosy togetherness in the secluded spots reserved for you in strategic locations.
Catch the wandering Peacocks in your photographic lens or the Malabar Pied Hornbills, our own residents at the Retreat, or await the swoop of the Brahminy Kites, the Purple Coot lurking in the lotus ponds or the Storks, the Egrets, the Cormorants, the Lapwings and the myriads of other birds, and from October to March, other feathered winter guests. An idyllic spot for the bird lover!
An equal abundance awaits the Butterfly lover and look out for that red Dragonfly among the reeds!
Or, for that incurable romantic, watch the changing aspects of the spectacular mountain, of the features and expressions of the human like face in the dying glow of an evening sun.
Walking, cycling, fishing in the lakes with your own fishing rod or boating will be an added past time.
400 varieties of medicinal plants will be of special interest to an herbalist or to the laymen who could be instructed on its special properties by our expert on site. He could also assist in the walk through the Orchard which has an interesting variety and range of fruit trees.
One could study the activities of the colonies of Bees in the installed hives scattered around the herbarium.
Enjoy a bath village style, splashing oneself with the cool clear water collected in a bucket at Byron’s pool.
Or, a 10 minute walk will bring you to an unusual natural eternal spring for a relaxing time with a dip in the crystal clear water. It is only one of the two such unique springs in Dambulla.
Mountain hiking trips and guided sightseeing walks at the nearby villages where you can learn of local lifestyle.
Visit World Heritage Sites of Dambulla Cave Temple and Sigiriya Rock Fortress located close by. Also visit World Heritage Sites of Pollonnaruwa and Kandy as well as the Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, all of which are a few hours away.
Easy access to Trincomalee and the East coast.
It should be noted that all photographs of the flora and fauna have been taken at the site, Kalundewa Retreat.
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