EcoLanka, ecotourism in Sri Lanka

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Bottle or filtered drinking water
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Reasoned cleaning with eco-friendly products
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Electricity and/or hot water from renewable energy sources
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Employment in the local community
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Vegetable garden and/or farm for the restaurant

Welcome to EcoLanka Maussawa Estate, in the Kotmale region in the mountains of Sri Lanka. Far from the mass tourism circuits, discover a place for nature lovers who want to get off the beaten track. More than a simple accommodation, EcoLanka is a place to exchange with local people and to discover a complex forest ecosystem, which extends over 20 hectares. Live an authentic ecotourism experience in Sri Lanka.

Why come to EcoLanka? >

A wide range of accommodations for all tastes

6 double rooms in a traditional bungalow and 3 ecological cottages await you at EcoLanka. Accommodate from 2 to 6 people in a comfortable accommodation perfectly integrated in its environment. The materials used for the creation of EcoLanka have all been sourced locally: stones from the mountain and wood from the forest.

Enjoy a unique place immersed in nature. Nestled between the mountains and the forest, EcoLanka benefits from a mild temperature all year round. Through the large windows or from your terrace, enjoy the spectacle of nature before your eyes, including the many species of birds that surround you. You won't even realize that your room has no television.

Tasty, nutritious and local food

Enjoy tasty food prepared according to Ayurvedic principles. Vegetables, salads, soups and fruits are all part of the menu, sometimes accompanied by fish, chicken or lentil curry. In the kitchen, Wimala and Poddie Mallika will introduce you to a set of traditional recipes inspired by the slow food movement and prepared with love and the good products of the garden.

Want to reproduce the recipes at home? You have the possibility to attend cooking classes to discover the secrets of this delicious spicy gastronomy.

What to do around this ecotourism site in Sri Lanka? >

Discover the Sri Lankan culture

To discover the authentic Sri Lankan culture and the methods of production respectful of the human being and the planet, think of booking a stay of at least 2 or 3 nights at EcoLanka. You will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the many activities organized on the 20 hectares site and in the nearby surroundings:

Discover the art of harvesting kitul sap, an alternative to sugar, and learn about analog forestry; Visit gardens producing vegetables, spices and medicinal plants;

  • Learn to identify flora, fauna and edible plants and fruits;
  • Observe more than 100 different species of birds;
  • Learn about the traditional transformation processes of several products:
  • kitul, tea, coffee, spices, cocoa;
  • Visit of prehistoric cellars;
  • Crossing the village of Halpola and hike to Rawanagode temple;
  • Swimming in natural rock pools or river;
  • Hike through rice fields to Madakumbura temple;
  • Observation of waterfalls in front of Maussawa property;
  • Visit of the small town of Pundaluoya.

Exploration of the surroundings of EcoLanka

Discover the riches around EcoLanka during your visit:

  • Excursion to the town of Nuwara Eliya;
  • Day trip to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy;
  • Hike to Adam's Peak, which rises to 2240 meters above sea level, to watch the sunrise before returning to EcoLanka for breakfast;
  • Visit an industrial tea production factory, to understand the differences with the artisanal process.

Each excursion is adapted to your desires and your physical capacities. When you come to EcoLanka, you get the expertise of the villagers working on the estate. With the help of English and French translators, they will be happy to share their knowledge of their region, as well as their botanical, cultural and culinary knowledge.

Are you tempted by an ecotourism experience in Sri Lanka, both exotic and enriching? Book your stay at EcoLanka!