Enveloped by lush green pine forests and rolling emerald tea hills, Madulkelle’s modern and comfortable accommodation is set amidst mountainous countryside, dotted with small village hamlets and Hindu temples.
Wake up to the sounds of birds singing outside your tent, zip open your tent to breathtaking sunrises over the Knuckles range and breath in fresh mountain air.
1000 meters above sea level, the area’s climate is similar to that of the highlands; the days are clear and sunny while the evenings are cool and best spent by the fireplace, which is located a short stroll away in the Estate Bungalow, which houses the reception, restaurant, lounge and also where the infinity swimming pool is located.
The bungalow is tastefully furnished to offer a fire place in the lounge, which has chess or billiards, a library, bar, satellite TV, and WIFI access. The Lodge follows strict eco-friendly policies and is actively involved in community projects that support local villages.
– Madulkelle Eco Lodge offers several outdoor activities such as night safaris accompanied by an in-house naturalist.
– Visit the nearby Hatale Tea Factory which provides interesting insights into the growth and manufacture of tea.
– Rise early to the sound of bird call and enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea on your private balcony while taking in the scenic views.
– Venture off on a mountain trek through the tea plantation where the tea pluckers are busy at work.
– Bird watching is also utterly rewarding here.
– There are several guided treks on offer including a three hour trek to the mini-world’s end and Campbell’s Forest; to an overnight trek to the Knuckles Conservation Range.
– The more serious trekkers might like to do a trek into the Knuckles Conservation Range – a protected World Heritage Site.
– Spend a morning’s excursion in Kandy town which is about 1.5 hours away.
– Experience the ancient Kandyan heritage with a visit to the Temple of the Tooth where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined.