Stillness in a Sri Lankan villageBack
Find stillness and serenity with an extended stay in a Sri Lankan village that operates as an Ayurvedic retreat for six months out of the year. Here you can spend your days embracing peace and solitude in spectacular surroundings and experience living by Buddhist principles, alongside yoga and meditation practice, Ayurvedic treatments, and exploring paddy and crop cultivation techniques. A blissful detox from anyone looking to disconnect from their daily lives and the outside world.
Ulpotha is magical. There is no other way to describe the beauty and serenity that you encounter at this village-cum-retreat which runs to the rhythm of the day. Spend your nights in a comfortable wattle-and-daub hut in a scenic spot, and while away your days with a variety of pastimes, depending on how active you want to be: go kayaking across the lake, or cycle around the village; walk to a viewpoint, and perhaps practice yoga there; learn about crop and paddy cultivation, and help to prepare traditional Sri Lankan dishes; try meditation or Ayurvedic treatments, and indulge in reading and artistic pursuits. Or, simply soak in the total tranquillity and take time to recharge. There is no set duration for this experience, but we recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights at Ulpotha to allow time to truly unwind.