Kumbukgaha Villa is a small family resort with villas and bungalows situated in the middle of the jungle in a quiet area of Sigiriya.
The resort is located in Sigiriya, on 10 hectares of private land surrounded by nature: far from any city, it is ensured to be a quiet and relaxed atmosphere with peacocks, monkeys and wild elephants that wander around.
Moreover, it is strategically located to explore the areas of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Minneriya.
They currently offer 4 private villas and 3 bungalow rooms, and they are currently building more villas.
I stayed in one of the villas which comes with three separate areas: a bedroom, a bathroom and a terrace.
The room is spacious, with a king size bed in the center, a sofa, a wardrobe and air conditioning (no TV, which it’s not a problem at all).
The bathroom is outside so you can shower under the stars listening to the melody of wild animals.
The front of the room is enclosed with glass doors that give access to a small terrace with a sofa where you can relax.
The restaurant specializes in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine with fresh and seasonal products. The treatment is very personalized and they adapt to the needs of the guest.
I liked everything I tried: for breakfast and lunch I let the Chef choose my menu and for dinner I opted for eating boiled vegetables.
All of the dishes were delicious and the staff was very friendly when explaining the origins of each dish.
Inside the complex there is a small pool where you can cool down. It is not deep and its dimensions are small, but it is nice to soak in the water while observing the monkeys jumping on the trees.
Terrace and gardens
The whole complex is surrounded by nature and gardens; in addition, in front of the pool there is a common covered terrace where you can sit to read a book or where you can enjoy the pleasure of doing nothing.
Within the complex there is no activity offered, but outside the complex they can organize cultural activities and excursions.
I let them organize the program for my four-night stay.
The first day I arrived when it was already dark, so I dined, took a walk to see the facilities and then went to sleep.
The second day, in the morning, I went to the Sigirya Rock, an ancient fort containing the remains of an ancient palace built by King Kasyapa.
In the afternoon I went to the safari in Minneriya to see wild elephants. It was a wonderful experience!
I spent the third day in Dambulla and what struck me the most was the Golden Temple of Dambulla.
The fourth day I stayed at the property: I decided to stay for work and I took some time to walk around the gardens.
On the last day I went early in the morning to the Pidurangala Rock, historically related to the Sigirya Rock. It was a very nice tour.
As you can see, there are plenty of activities to do in and around Kumbukgaha Villa.
For more information, visit his website: http://www.kumbukgahavilla.com
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