Galle – Kahanda Kanda

Nestled amid tropical jungle and lush tea plantations, Kahanda Kanda is an ideal base for exploring Sri Lanka’s southern beaches and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. Alternatively, you can spend your time learning the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine or simply lounging by the sparkling swimming pool.

The ten attractive, standalone guest villas at Kahanda Kanda possess distinct personalities. The Dubu for instance, is a unique thatched house imported from Java with woven palm walls, exposed rafters and an elaborately carved ceiling whilst the Peacock is a minimalist abode featuring a chic monochrome palette. Nevertheless, all are decorated with authentic antiques and are eco-friendly, with solar-powered water heaters. Three of the villas also have their own infinity edge pool.

The cuisine at Kahanda Kanda is fresh, healthy and delicious, served in the airy restaurant or out under the stars. The friendly culinary staff can show you how to prepare Sri Lankan fare, as well as accompany you to a local market. Work off all that food with a yoga session in the dedicated pavilion, on a bicycle tour or by strolling the ramparts of Galle Fort. Other activity options in the area include exploring the rainforest at Kanneliya, surfing in Weligama Bay and touring the many temples of Sri Lanka’s south coast.

Location

How to get to Kahanda Kanda

Kahanda Kanda is around 165km or 2.5 hours by road from Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

Kahanda Kanda Highlights

  • An idyllic boutique hotel nestled amongst lush jungle and tea plantations
  • Located just inland from Sri Lanka’s enchanting south coast beaches
  • Choose from 10 completely individual luxury villas
  • Savour delicious meals and learn to prepare traditional Sri Lanka dishes
  • Enjoy a wide array of activities from yoga to cycle tours and surfing

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Sri Lanka Overview

Why Sri Lanka: This remarkable island off the south eastern coast of India might be small but it is jam packed with spectacular landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites including 7 World Heritage Sites! Sri Lanka is also still relatively unspoilt by tourism, although there are many unique and wonderful hotels throughout the country.

When to Go: Dec – Mar is considered the best time to visit, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ and up in hill country. The east coast is best from May – Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon, it is possible to travel as the rain is not constant – you’ll also enjoy lower prices and less crowds. The temperatures are high throughout the year, averaging around 27°C.

Combine With: Neighbouring India, Bhutan or Nepal.

Getting There: Fly into the international airport north of Colombo, the capital.

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