About the Hotel
Located in the majestic hill-country paradise of Bandarawela, these chalets are located in the midst of a lush tea plantation grove and are surrounded by majestic mountains, crystal clear rivulets and are nestled within a forest reserve, ensuring the occasional visit from a curious deer or a wide-eyed squirrel, and even a mischievous hedgehog. The property is also conveniently situated a stone’s throw from other popular hill country destinations, such as Ella, Nuwara Eliya and Haputale.
The location is also a utopia for bird-watching, of which the most sought after inhabitant in the area, is the Ceylon Red-rumped Swallow, also known as Wehi Lihiniya in Sinhalese. One of the native birds to Sri Lanka, these interesting visitors have taken a fancy to an age old tunnel bordering the lodge which was built over 100 years ago when they were first laying the railroads in the hill country. A cool and clear stream flows through this tunnel, which is a paradise for the Ceylon Red-rumped Swallow. Another key feature of this babbling brook is that you will be serenaded by the tinkle of it passing by throughout the day, even ferrying you on to dreamland when you fall asleep. You also get a free-of-charge wake up call, courtesy of our friendly Jungle Fowl, of whom you can find in abundance around the property.
About the rooms
The entire lodge is built in union with nature as much as possible, but doesn’t in any way make your stay here any less comfortable. Themed as it is named, you will find your paths marked mirroring the iconic railroad that borders the property. Cooling cement flooring, big and spacious rooms with comfortable king-sized and/or deluxe single beds give you a homely feel that corresponds with the natural splendor around you, taking you to a place of peace and tranquility that will leave you stuck for words. The rooms here carry another small surprise as every room comes inbuilt with its very own little indoor aquarium.
About the restaurant
The lodge also boasts of a fully equipped open plan restaurant which is ready to cater to all your culinary needs, and specializes in whipping up some of Sri Lanka’s unique signature dishes, which will leave your taste buds tingling. Most of our food, especially for the Sri Lankan Menu options, is harvested and prepared organically using wooden fires. Also, the local dishes are exclusively prepared by the landlady, who specializes in Sri Lankan cuisine, ensuring your dining experience with us is truly beyond compare.