A vibrant city that embraces its ancient and colonial past, Galle is made famous by its 17th century Dutch fort. The once sleepy Galle Fort is now a vibrant and bustling area with a distinctively Mediterranean feel to it and is abuzz with activity. You can spend a full day exploring its narrow streets and laneways, bustling with jewellery shops, numerous cafes, restaurants and luxurious villas. The Galle Fort Mosque, the Lighthouse, the Anglican and Dutch-reformed Churches and the Maritime Museum are some of its must-see sites. Between the months of November to April, you have the opportunity to view the mammoth blue whale at Mirissa. The tropical rainforests at Hiyare and Kanneliya, close to Galle, provide opportunities for nature walks where you can see some of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. The golden sandy beaches along the southern coast and a number of luxurious retreats makes Galle a very popular destination for beach goers.
Nestled in verdant tea plantations and lush jungle, Kahanda Kanda is a tranquil boutique hotel offering a trio of absolute wonder in the form of wellness, luxury and culture. Featuring 10 beautifully designed villas, all adorned with a stunning selection of stylish art and antiques that reflect the local culture, three of the beautifully appointed villas offer private plunge pools.
Dine on magnificent cuisine using the freshest ingredients, and relish fruit, vegetable and herbs that come straight from the gardens on the estate. Tempt your palate with traditional Sri Lankan curries and superb fusion dishes. Savour a private dining experience in the romantic dining tent in the garden, with gentle billowing curtains and gorgeous fragrant flowers. Spend your days strolling around the colourful gardens, abundant with vibrant tropical flowers, mango trees and kaleidoscopic birdlife. Make your way through the lovely tea estate, and relax by the sparkling infinity pool with a good book. Train in the gym with expansive views, catch up with a movie at the Home Cinema, or balance your chakras with a yoga class. Venture to the beach for long sunset walks, discover the intricate beauty of Galle Fort, or head out on an exhilarating whale watching experience, or on a boat trip to Talathuduwa Temple Island. Cycle around the area and meet the locals, and visit the gorgeous Kanneliya Rainforest.
What we love about Kahanda Kanda
- Meander through the magnificent colourful gardens, and meet the tea pickers for a journey of discovery through the tea estate
- Revel in a delicious cooking demonstration, learning about Sri Lankan cuisine, and then enjoy your beautiful dish
- Indulge in an afternoon relaxing on the Living Pavilion, reading a book, drinking cocktails or simply appreciating the tropical scenery