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Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama Clothed In Jungle

Heritance Kandalama

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Kandalama: The name has come to symbolise the best in Sri Lankan modern ecological design. Situated at Dambulla, on the southern fringe of the Cultural Triangle, it snakes along a rocky outcrop, in a tropical jungle, overlooked by Kandalama Lake and the Kandalama Hills. Kandalama is barely visible being situated in the middle of the jungle, built into a cliff. Its world class facilities aim for the highest standards Sri Lanka can offer.


Kandalama has 162 guest rooms, comprising 74 Standard Rooms, 84 Deluxe Rooms and 4 Suites. The bedrooms have beautiful timber floors and soft, lush furnishings.


Fully air-conditioned rooms with individually controlled air-conditioning and fan. Luxurious attached bath plus shower with hot and cold water and hairdryer. Personal bar. Tea and coffee facilities. Telephone with IDD facility. Television with satellite channels. Private balcony with a spectacular view of the forest or lake. 24 hour room service.


The two upper levels of the Sigiriya Wing are premium floors comprising seven suites, all with luxury amenities and facilities, including a separate butler service.


Interconnecting Rooms: Yes

Family Rooms: Yes (Suites With Extra Beds Available)

Fine Dining

The main restaurant, Kanchana, is a combined à la carte and buffet restaurant. There are two theme restaurants. The Kaludiya, a fine dining restaurant with an Asian touch, combining the best elements of the Far East and South Asia in both design and cuisine. The Kashyapa Room, is an à la carte restaurant, with a view to celebrating the culture and cuisine of Sri Lanka and South Asia.

Three bars  are open until late at night - Kanchana Lounge, Kaludiya Bar  and Cafe Kachchan. Other entertainment facilities include live music, cultural shows and piano recitals.


A variety of health and recreational facilities are on offer. These include 3 uniquely designed swimming pools, one basketball and 2 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, fully equipped gymnasium, cricket, water polo, soccer, billiards, and board games. 

Boat rides and canoeing on Kandalama Lake. Horse riding and Elephant back trekking. Bird watching on local nature trails. Rock climbing and cycling in Kandalama Hills. Nature photography, botanical studies and Ayurveda herbal treatments. Other services facilities include same day laundry, shopping arcade, library, travel desk and car rental. Discotheque on the fourth floor of the Sigiriya Wing.

Kandalama Spa

An exclusive themed spa is located on the topmost level of the hotel. Not only will the spa treatment revitalise you physically, but spiritually and sensually too, with the grandeur of its incomparable view. Furthermore, its theme depicting the lifestyle of the ancient ages is the setting for yoga and meditation, in an intimate enclosure tucked away amidst the serenity of the Kandalama jungle. 


What We Say

Kandalama was a ground-breaking project in Sri Lanka, designed by world famous architect Geoffrey Bawa to combine eco values with high-end luxury. A visit to this hotel is highly recommended, even if you don’t stay there.


Best Time To Go

Dambulla’s climate is fairly temperate throughout the year, without extreme variations. Its a great base for watching the Gathering Of Elephants at Minneriya National Park (July-Sept)

Room Rates



01.05.13 – 31.10.13


01.11.12 - 30.04.13


* Supplements May Apply During Peak Periods

Including The Summer Holiday Season and X Mas And New Year Season.


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