Anuradhapara is a spectacular sprawling complex comprised of palaces, monasteries and monuments. Once concealed in the tangled dense jungle, the rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders is visible once again. Massive dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and decaying temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka, give fascinating insight into a bygone era. Today, Anuradhapura is a charming small town that feels more like a large village. Created from a revered cutting from the ‘tree of enlightenment’, the Buddha’s fig tree, this sacred city was established in the 3rd century B.C, by Sanghamitta, founder of an order of Buddhist nuns.
Situated on the estate of nobility, the magnificent Ulagalla Resort tastefully blends an ancient era with the modern comforts of the present. Featuring 19 ecologically-built chalets and one villa, spread across 58 acres of lush greenery, the interiors of your retreat are of chic simplicity and minimilism. Ensuring your every desire is met, your chalet features a king-size four-poster bed with billowing white drapes, air conditioning, a state-of-the-art entertainment system and a glorious plunge pool to while away the balmy hours. Marvel at spectacular views through glass walls, into the natural paradise of your surroundings that houses kaleidoscopic birdlife and varied wildlife.
Sip on delicious Nuwara Eliya BOP, Earl Grey and green tea, and meander around the vast organic garden. Treat yourself to a gorgeous pampering session at the Coco Spa, and relish a sumptuous 5-course dinner in the sublime 150 year old house that resides on the grounds. Taste fine wines from the underground wine cellar, and sip cocktails in the elegant bar. Sample all the delicious options on the all-day breakfast menu, and delight in the beautiful restaurant with fabulous views of the sparkling pool and fragrant frangipani trees. Activities include archery, kayaking on the picturesque reservoir, horse-riding, and bird watching with the resident naturalist, a cooking class where you get to pick your ingredients from the organic garden, a bike ride or simply soak in your dazzling surrounds with cocktails around the pool.
What we love about Ulagalla Resort
- Marvel at magnificent nature from your chalet, as kaleidoscopic birds and butterfly flit around
- Relish a delicious dinner overlooking the ever-changing, luminescent fibre-optic swimming pool
- Opt for the Royal Body Ritual at the serene open-air spa