Sri Lanka, Puttalam & The North West
Info : Mudhouse
Surrounded by lakes a nestled in sixty acres of forest at the foot of the mysterious Paramakanda Rock Temple lies The Mudhouse - a stunning jungle lodge that combines charming and adventurous accommodation with a great range of off-the-beaten track excursions.
Accommodation is in a variety of uniquely designed, thatched huts built entirely from natural materials that blend harmoniously into the idyllic natural environment. Guests receive their own private village in the jungle with a selection of huts for sleeping, dining and lazing. There are three guest areas and you are guaranteed total privacy.
To stay here is to get a glimpse of real life in rural Sri Lanka, to live amongst nature whilst having your small creature comforts subtly taken care of. All huts have a selection of double beds, en-suite western toilets and outdoor jungle showers. This is refined simplicity, with beautiful attention to detail and an overall atmosphere of peace and calm. Night times are magical, with lighting provided by kerosene lamps and candles.
You can choose to do as much or as little as you like when staying at The Mudhouse. Beyond relaxing in the comfort of your huts and hammocks there is a wide range of interesting and exciting local excursions and activities. Swim and kayak in local lakes, climb ancient rock temples, cycle on jungle trails, learn to cook Sri Lankan food and enjoy picnics in a plethora of picturesque natural settings.
The Mudhouse is is sold on Full Board basis and a hearty range of organic and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine is served with much of the produce grown on site. The service is low-key, friendly and exudes the genuine and humble hospitality that rural Sri Lanka is famous for. All local excursions and activities are also included in the price.
One of the major attraction of The Mudhouse is the wildlife and your proximity to it. This is a real haven for birds (binoculars and telescopes are provided) and many of the island's amazing fauna can also be spotted.
The Mudhouse makes a great base for longer trips around Puttalam District to various bird sanctuaries, ancient capitals, beaches and the enormous Wipattu National Park. A stay here fits conveniently into itineraries on the way to or from the 'cultural triangle'.
Ideal for couples, families (kids love it) and small groups of friends The Mudhouse is place to connect with both nature and people.. Romantic, private and fun in equal measure this is one of the most unusual and enchanting places to stay in the country.
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Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Airport transfer
- Bicycles available
- Day excursions to the spectacular ancient citadels of Pandus Nuwara and Yapahuwa.
- Day excursions to Wilpattu National Park
- Laundry Service
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