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Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla is one of Sri Lanka's finest properties. This expansive holiday retreat spreads over 58 acres of lush woodland, paddy fields and the Ulagalla Reservoir in the rural village of Tirappane near Anuradhapura. Here is a resort that offers high levels of privacy. It was once the abode of a village chieftain. The original Walawwa (ancestral mansion), which was built in 1885, still remains and has been renovated maintaining its traditional architectural features, and now houses the resort’s reception area. Accommodation is in luxurious villas scattered across the estate and overlooking paddy fields and reservoirs. Each villa has its own plunge pool and provides complete privacy amidst an utterly tranquil setting. Relax on your private deck and take in the scenic surroundings. The more adventurous might wish to go bird watching, morning nature walks, archery kayaking or even horseback riding within the estate. Ulagalla Resort follows strict eco-friendly policies and runs a solar energy farm which supplies over 50% of the resort’s energy requirements.


Accommodation is in well-designed villas spread across the estate and constructed of environmentally friendly materials. There are Deluxe Ulagalla Villas, Ulagalla Pool Villas and the Nikawewa Pool Villa. Each of the villas consists of an ensuite bedroom, dressing room, and living area opening out to a broad private terrace with a plunge pool. The stylish interiors are furnished with king-size four-poster beds. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fan, mini-bar, tea/coffee facility, IDD telephone, 42 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player, music and DVD library, electronic safe, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers. The ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers. There are also two bicycles for each villa to explore the estate. 

Ulagalla Pool Villas (850 sq. ft): These 19 one-bedroom villas are spread across the sprawling estate and overlook the paddy fields and reservoirs. 

Deluxe Ulagalla Villas (2100 sq. Ft): With a spacious living room in addition to the plush bedroom, the generous outdoor decks in each of the 5 Deluxe Ulagalla Villas are great to spend an evening in. This villa option is perfect for couples or small families. 

Nikawewa Pool Villa (1800 sq. ft): This two-bedroom villa is perfect for families or friends travelling together. The Nikawewa Pool Villa has a spacious outdoor deck for taking in panoramic views of the surrounding paddy fields. There is an ensuite Master Suite and a double room that can accommodate up to four guests. 


Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and a mix of international cuisine is served here prepared with fresh vegetables and rice from their own estate. You can choose to have your meals at Ulagalla’s fine dining restaurant, in the gardens under a starlit sky; on the terrace overlooking the reservoir or in your own villa. Ulagalla has a well-stocked underground wine cellar. The in-house spa specialises in rejuvenating massages and treatments. Other resort facilities include a 30 meter swimming pool by the main Walawwa, fitness center, indoor games, billiards, laundry service and wheelchair access. Ulagalla Resort welcomes families with children and has special children’s menus, baby cots and high chairs, and babysitting service with prior notice. Experiences include village bicycle rides, full-moon day (poya) visit to the Veheragalla Buddhist temple for meditation, yoga, Sri Lankan cookery classes, jungle kayaking, guided nature trails and bird watching accompanied by the in-house naturalist; horse riding (the resort has its own riding stables) and kite making for kids.

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    "Hi Mr.Cyril, Hope you and family and grandchild are doing fine.  Hope to come to Sri Lanka again. We really enjoyed our trip especially with your special help and guidance.  We will definitely contact you if at all we wish to visit Sri Lanka again. Thanks & Best Regards Mr. & Mrs.Pillai Singapore 29/7/11 " Mr & Mrs.Pillai from Singapore

    "We had a great time on last 10 days in on our honeymoon in beautiful Sri Lanka. Thank you very much for the stories, the explanations, driving, tips, care and always with a smile. Big thanks for you Cyril. We had an amazing honeymoon in this beautiful island! and you are the best guide and friend that we could have here!!! We will sure tell our friends and family about the trip and you!!! We will stay in touch and may be one day meet you again. Oded & Carol Israel 10 Oct 2014" Naim & Coral Fisher from Israel

    "Dear Cyril, Here are some photos for you as we promised, and also little gift to you. Here is some photos of elephant boy which we were took on elephant ride. Please give to them when you go to Habarana again. We are very grateful to you for your services that you have done to make our holiday in this beautiful country. Still we are thinking over our nice trip with you. It was fantastic, really! Here in Holland, life is normal again. Greeting for your wife and daughter too. George and Cala ..." George and Cala

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    "Cyril was our driver and guide for the last nine days. We had the comfortable white Toyota van shown in the pic - it was just as clean and shiny, and not a scratch on it. He is clearly a very skilled driver. He is particularly knowledgeable about the history of the many places we visited. We were pleased we had Cyril as our driver. He had been recommended to us by an acquaintance. Andrew Speirs Melbourne, Australia Travel period 04 Jan - 12 Jan 2018" Mr. Andrew an Mrs. Suzy Speirs from Australia

    "Thank you Cyril for making our Christmas holiday fun so smoothly and easy. We loved Sri Lanka and look forward to retuning again. Cyril, your knowledge and service was outstanding and it was so refreshing to have such a very highlevel of service. We will be sure to recomond your service and travel agency to our friends. Please feel free to use us as a reference, you can use my email or phone number to clients." Bruce Larson & family from USA

    "We had a exellent and memorable trip. That all credit to you Cyril.Indepth knowledge about the place, roads, Culture and history. Very matuared and patient. We were in very safe hands on all the time. Thanks a lot, mainly it's memorable expeirience for all of us. We always recomond CYRIL TOURS to our friends and relatives in Dubai and in India." Awdhesh Kumar and gruop

    "Traveled in April 2013 with Cyril . Family with three young children. Cyril match the trip plan problem on his part. Familiar with every corner of this beautiful island and we have managed to produce a great 17 days. Prices respect as well - we tested three competing proposals and was the cheapest. The fact that he was working independently and not through an agency that collects coupon trips generally significantly reduces the price of the package. A modern and spacious vehicle (van with seven ..." Maozd

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