Our insider tip: Living Heritage Koslanda – Hidden jewel in the heart of Sri Lanka

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Romantic boutique hotel with spectacular infinity pool in the mountains

This small boutique hotel is a real gem in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is located between the southern mountains of central Sri Lanka and is surrounded by picturesque tea and pepper plantations as well as waterfalls. It is the perfect stopover on the way from Nuwera Eliya to Yala.

It is hardly visible from the road. Our driver had to ask around first, before he found it. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by the manager, Carrim. Here, you do not feel like you are a guest at hotel, but rather a guest in a private home.

The hotel is built and designed in typical Sri Lankan style. The beautiful architecture stems from the filmmaker, Manik Sandrasagra, in collaboration with the renowned Sri Lankan architect, Channa Daswatte.

There even is a pepper plantation on the 80-hectare property that also serves as an elephant corridor, as these gentle giants migrate over the property from June to August every year.

Infinity Pool

The absolute highlight is the amazing infinity pool! From here you have breath taking views of the surrounding mountains and tea plantations.

To reach the pool you have to go up a small hill, but it is absolutely worth it!

You can even order cocktails from there via your mobile phone.

At the heart of Sri Lanka with the Soul of Sri Lanka


This small hotel has 4 romantic and rustic suites. Three suites are located in the main house next to the restaurant and another suite is located in a small cottage near the pool.

Luxury Villa Suites

The 3 Luxury Villa Suites have a communal veranda, their own patio and are equipped with antiques, outdoor plunge pools, en-suite bathrooms and open showers.

Pepper Garden Cottage Suite

We stayed in the small stone cottage with private garden and its own Ambalama (an open-air pavilion to relax in). The cottage is a bit tucked away, but has loads of privacy.

Two more rooms in the tent pavilion style are being planned! – All very exciting!


The rustic restaurant, with its open wooden pavilion pagoda-like roof, is particularly romantic in the evening when the lights are dimmed. The beautiful antique furniture and stone walls create a very cozy atmosphere.

Delicious Sri Lankan meals consisting of curries, rice and lots of vegetables are served. Everything is freshly cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven.

Honeymoon & Wedding

Honeymoon Special
Upgrade subject to availability & welcome champagne cocktail
Honeymoon Experiences at Living Heritage Koslanda

Wedding-Package (ab USD 350)
Celebrate your special day at this magical place!
More information: Your Wedding and Honeymoon in the mountains at Koslanda

Tips for Trips

Hike to the waterfall
The idyllic walk through the jungle and through “God’s forest” to the waterfall is an absolute must. If you feel like it, you can also have a swim here. However, on the way there, you should be careful of the vast amounts of leeches! Shoes providing the proper protection up to your knees are available though. And you can easily get the leeches off with some salt water.

Buduruwagalas – Ancient, Buddhist temple with huge statues, the highest one being 16m
Tea factory and plantation visit
Kataragama – Holy city, whose temple is scared to four different faiths
Safari in the Udawalawe National Park

There is so much to be discovered here – or if you prefer, you can simply spend the day at the pool!


This place is pure relaxation – balm for the eyes and soul! Here you can just be – everything is very comfortable and the guests are lovingly taken care of. There were even a bunch of freshly picked flowers, when we had to say goodbye! Unfortunately, we were only here for one night – definitely too short!

Rooms: 4 suites
Flight duration: 12 hours flight from Germany (via Dubai) to Colombo
Transfer: 210 km from Colombo Airport; The nearest train station (Haputale) is 29 km away – a driver from the hotel will gladly pick you up
Check-in / Check-out Times: 14:00 / 11:00
Air Temperature: 8 – 27.8 degrees Celsius
Malaria: Malaria free
Vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Measles vaccinations are recommended
Best travel time: East and north-east of the island: Mid-May to late September; West and south-west coast: October to mid-April; Mountainous regions: January to March
Time shift: 5.5 hours
Price: From 250 EUR per night (breakfast included)
Special features: spectacular infinity pool, beautiful landscape, delicious food in a very cozy restaurant
Perfect for: couples, nature lovers, romantics, honeymooners

Living Heritage Koslanda
Egodawatte Estate
Naulla, Koslanda, Sri Lanka
Mobile: +94 (0) 779 355 785

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Please note: Our stay was at our own expense.












Monique De Caro

Monique De Caro

Luxury Travel Blogger & (Wedding) Photographer at Monique De Caro | Photography & Design
Hallo, ich bin Monique #lebensfrohe Weltenbummlerin #Fotografin #Travel Bloggerin und die Schreiberin dieses Blogs. Da ich selbst Hochzeitsfotografin bin und ich meinen Mann Marcus am Strand Anse Source d´Argent auf den Seychellen geheiratet habe, möchten wir euch vor allem Tipps für wunderschöne Flitterwochen, die eigene Hochzeit am Strand, Luxusreisen, einzigartige Hotels oder die romantische Auszeit zu zweit geben.
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