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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Habarana is the centre of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle that is made up of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy; therefore the perfect epicentre to explore the glorious past of Sri Lanka.

 

Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for the entire family. Rooting over 1700 trees, time stands still enabling guests to experience serenity and tranquillity while walking along the paths that lead up to the chalet-type rooms. The architect of the property derived inspiration from the glorious remains of Ritigala – A monastery that dates back to the 6th Century.

 

It is also of interest to note that the land used to build this lavish resort was once an abandoned Chena cultivation (slash and burn cultivation), and it had been transformed with the tedious task which was undertaken for period of years through re-forestation creating a man made forest, which is an uncommon sight in the dry locale of the country.

 

All 137 chalets are carefully prepared to provide absolute intimacy and comfort, making Cinnamon Lodge an all suite resort with large rooms giving guests the luxury of space and indulgences. Guests can spoil themselves to the country’s finest foods at the three restaurants that are renowned for delectable dishes ranging from local delicacies to international favourites. Being a truly eco friendly resort, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana also offers the option enjoying organic fine dining prepared from the produce of its very own organic farm. One could also choose from a range of unique and creative dining options, from tree top dining, dine by the lake to dining with the chef just to name a few.

 

Being located in tranquil surroundings, Cinnamon Lodge is also the ideal location for corporate meetings, brainstorming sessions, CEO/CFO forums at the ‘Tree Top’ conference hall that is able to house a 100 on theatre style. Unwind, relax and enjoy the bliss inducing body therapy and signature treatments at the Azmaara spa.

Chaaya Village Habarana

Like a well-disguised tree with thirsty widespread roots reaching far and wide to drink from the closest brook, Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. Habarana is situated 176 km from Colombo in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and is part of the Anuradhapura District.

 

The hotel’s cozy cottages, inspired by the typical thatched roof huts found locally, lie in clusters with low roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. The paint used is specially mixed with mud, in true native fashion, to ensure the facade is in harmony with nature.

 

A PATA Gold Award Winner and a Kuoni Green Planet Award Winner for the year 2007-2008, Chaaya Village Habarana boasts of 94 Superior Rooms, 12 Deluxe Rooms and 2 Suites set in the middle of thousands of high-rise trees that provide fruit, medicinal properties and plenty of shade.

 

Since the entire property offers one breathtaking vista, it’s hard to promise a guest just one view. There are many. Each one more captivating and serene than the other. The spacious living spaces are tastefully appointed complete with four-star luxuries for comfortable living. Nature’s little finishing touches gently remind guests that the slightest interactions with nature can be quite a luxury.

 

For instance, the locally produced bamboo and cloth mixed window screens and shades are charming, the cool understated cement floors that gently massage guests’ feet when they walk around the room are soothing while the private open-air bath areas that come with the perpetual singing of birds, lulls away all anxiety. This nature friendly property features some impressive dining options designed to make guests feel the wealth of the outdoors while seated indoors.

 

The forever-sunny weather often beckons guests outside on to the terrace by the unique Infinity Swimming pool where they enjoy romantic dinners or sip cocktails seated ankle deep in water. Upon special request Chaaya Village graciously permits guests to have meals by the lake, up in a romantic tree-hut, in the privacy of the veranda, in the shade of a tree or even in the barbeque hut in the garden. Hidden away in one secluded corner of the property are the badminton, tennis and volleyball courts. Closer to the lake with a view of the pool is the cricket pitch. Any one of these games can leave a guest wanting to visit the Aryuveda Health Centre, located on the left side of the property, for a touch from nature to rejuvenate body and spirit.

 

Guests can explore this vast area of lush vegetation by following the quaint footpath that winds its way hither and thither or by simply making their own path. In this natural habitat it’s only natural to spot permanent residents. Encounters with butterflies, birds, lizards, squirrels, monkeys and all other precious life forms found within the Habarana Village, can be quite delight to visitors. A chat with the resident Naturalist can be enlightening. The very location of Chaaya Village makes it a biodiversity hotspot that attracts nature and adventure enthusiasts from around the world.

 

The hotel is committed to nature conservancy and protecting the local communities. By enhancing ecotourism through programs like the ‘Experience Packages’ designed to provide nature enthusiasts a chance to explore natural environments, Chaaya Village is also adding value to the cultural integrity of the local people. For travelers with a passion for nature, Chaaya Village is a must visit. Five ‘Experience Packages’ have been carefully planned to accommodate and entertain travelers in a way that reignites their bond with the natural world while sustaining and supporting local communities at the same time.

 

A visit to Chaaya Village is a journey made for the love of nature, a journey that will lead visitors to experience many exotic paths.

Chaaya Village Habarana

Chaaya Village Habarana opens its doors to the outdoors
Like a well-disguised tree with thirsty widespread roots reaching far and wide to drink from the closest brook, Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. Habarana is situated 176 km from Colombo in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and is part of the Anuradhapura District.

 

The hotel’s cozy cottages, inspired by the typical thatched roof huts found locally, lie in clusters with low roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. The paint used is specially mixed with mud, in true native fashion, to ensure the facade is in harmony with nature.