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  • It is time to find yourself amidst the usual hustle and bustle of the city, it is best to experience the Ayurveda in Sri Lanka. There is absolutely no other way than Ayurveda which not only heals your mind but your body too. You will get a chance to experience authentic Ayurveda amidst the scenic beauty of the soothing atmosphere. Find a perfect excuse to pamper yourself and be truly spoilt.

     The breath-taking view that encompasses these resorts make these place to be quite attractive for many travellers where they can spend some time to be all by yourself. Ulpotha is one such place which will let you witness the wonders which you would always wish not to leave. A perfect hide-away if you want a lovely rescue from the shackles of the city.

    10 Ayurveda in Sri Lanka that you should visit:

  • 01Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort, Weligama

    Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort, Weligama
    Near the coastal village of Weligama, on the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka lies the wellness retreat Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort which aims at providing a fascinating balance of mind and body through ancient charismatic philosophy of Ayurveda, meditation and Yoga exercises.

    Based on a area of 15 acres filled with dense luscious medicinal plants the resort provide peace and tranquility overlooking the secluded beaches of Weligama. The rooms in the resort have contemporary design with essentials and amenities that signifies sophistication and a class of its own.

    Care gets a whole new name here with doctors, therapists and nutritionists and yoga instructors. The cuisine is carefully prepared consulting the doctor to fetch correct nutrition for the visitor.

    Highlights: Yoga and Taichi classes

    Location: Weligama, 140km south of Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Ayurveda Cooking classes and elaborate reading room.

    Price: 34699LKR to 53936LKR approx
  • 02Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Beruwala

    Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Beruwala
    One of the oldest retreats of Sri Lanka, Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Beruwala proves to be an ideal answer to rejuvenate and revivify the mind, body and soul with the holistic Ayurvedic experience. A magnificient resort overlooking the ocean this brings a whole new meaning to the holidaying experience close to nature.

    There are 75 rooms all well crafted and designed with hand crafted wood and having a character of its own supported well by all necessary amenities and facilities. There are Ayurvedic health centres with full fledged staff providing Ayurvedic treatments Ayurvedic therapies after consulting Ayurvedic doctors. There is a sea water pool for relaxation and a restaurant which provides delicious and nutritious Ayurvedic food.

    Highlights: Yoga and Meditation classes

    Location: Beruwala, KT12070 Sri Lanka, about 87kms from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Ayurveda Cooking classes, Tours, Excursions

    Price Range: 24400 LKR to 51110 LKR approx.
  • 03Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort, Wadduwa

    Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort, Wadduwa
    Image Credit : Amila Tennakoon
    In the backdrop of lush greenery and rippling blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort, Wadduwa aims at providing a general wellness retreat which focuses on revitalising the body and the soul through the traditional Ayurvedic therapies and treatments.

    Providing a harmonious and peaceful holidaying experience the resort is an excellent option to restore health yet enjoy the lavishness and luxury of good living. The rooms are contemporarily designed with medicinal wood to provide the wellness of the same even indoors while relaxing.

    The lush tropical and scenic extravaganza gets the best with deluxe Bunglows available here. The restaurant provides an array of food from Chinese to Continental, Indian to local with all fresh vegetables and sea food. There are exclusive Ayur centre with dedicated staff to conduct the therapies

    Location: Wadduwa, 32km from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Yoga and Meditation

    Price Range: 12000LKR to 25700LKR approx
  • 04Ayurveda Paragon Resort

    Ayurveda Paragon Resort
    Famed being one of the best Ayurvedic health resort in Asia, Ayurveda Paragon Resort, since its inception in 1996 have been dedicatedly working towards providing natural treatment towards health and well being with the help of the doctrine of Ayurveda.

    There are exclusive mind relaxing and soothing treatments, messages and treatments that are designed to bring in wellness, regain health and provide complete regeneration. All rooms are elegantly designed with earthy tones complimented with tropical colours.

    Wish luscious greenery and cool sea breeze the rooms provide a true solace for every mind. The in house restaurant prepares Ayurvedic specialities which are good for health in every way.

    Highlights: Cultural events at the hotel

    Location: 1002 Matara Road, Talpe, Sri Lanka, around 135 km from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Shopping around the hotel premises, exquisite products from clothing to jewellery.
  • 05Dalmanuta Gardens, Bentota

    Dalmanuta Gardens, Bentota
    An excellent Ayurvedic wellness resort which focuses on providing first class Ayurvedic treatment in relation to weight loss, detox purification, Pancha Karma and other curative treatments and massages. Based in Dharga town, close to Ventura beach at about 15 mins away from Aluthgama town, this resort remains encircled with lush vegetation of herbal medicinal plants.

    The spacious bungalows are excellently designed with modern facilities and a private veranda and own private garden. There pool area decorated with palm and Jam trees. Overlooking the cascading Bentota River, the restaurant provides all kinds of cuisine from countries across the continents. And if the visitor is having Ayurvedic treatment then specific cuisine in consult with the Ayurvedic doctor will be provided to him.

    Highlights: Free boat service From Dalmanuta to beach

    Location: Bentota Sri Lanka, 100km from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Meditation classes, Beach tour

    Price: 9300 LKR to 23235LKR approx
  • 06Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara Beruwela

    Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara Beruwela
    Located near the sun kissed beaches of Beruwala, Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara,is a speciality hotel dedicated in providing Ayurvedic wellness through a tranquil and harmonious environment. It aims to combat stress and provide rejuvenation and relaxation and experience the healing effects of traditional Ayurvedic treatment.

    The rooms are divided into all categories but the basic adornment and facilities remains in line of providing a sophisticated and peaceful calmness within the room area. The hotel provides all kinds of amenities and facilities along with excellent scenic beauty that treats the eyes every time one sees outside.

    The cuisine of the hotel includes all kinds of dishes across border and keeping the heath factor in mind they bring in healthy options without compromising the taste.

    Highlights: Professionally qualified therapists and doctors providing treatment

    Location: Beruwala Sri Lanka, 86km from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Excursions

    Price: 52890LKR to 100880LKR approx
  • 07Nature Lanka Ayurveda Resort, Tangalle

    Nature Lanka Ayurveda Resort, Tangalle
    Located in midst of lush greenery for over 7 acres Nature Lanka Ayurveda Resort, gains easy access to Tangalle beach. The main focus of the resort is to provide its guest with best holidaying experience with proper relaxation and revitalization of the spirit.

    The rooms of the resort are excellently designed with earth tones and well matched wooden furniture’s. The ambience of the rooms primarily focuses on gaining a soothing effect to the mind and bear peacefulness which provides a lot of relaxation to every visitor.

    The beautiful scenario either from the room or the pool area is undoubtedly eye arresting and captivating. The cuisine is delicious with availability of both western dishes as well as traditional Ayurvedic meals.

    Highlights: Yoga and Meditation classes

    Location: Tangalle Sri Lanka, 198km from Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Excursions, Beach tour

    Price: 10595LKR to 24400LKR approx
  • 08Ayurveda Shunyata Villa

    Ayurveda Shunyata Villa
    Located in one of the pristine environments, the secluded beaches of Induruwa, Ayurvedic Shunyata Villa is an exclusive Resort approved by the Department of Ayurveda and the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority. The resort aims at providing the best Ayurvedic wellness in support of experienced and qualified Ayurvedic doctors and therapists.

    The experience is often described as magical and sense of home for the visitors. The rooms are well decorated and have a theme of its own. They are not overly adorned but has the basic amenities to live well. The food of the resort is simply delicious with availability of a wide range of dishes from different cuisine style. There is availability of Ayurvedic dishes too for the ones who are prescribed.

    Highlights: Yoga classes

    Location: South west coast, 65 km south of Colombo

    Activities and Amenities: Beach tour and Swimming

    Price: 19360LKR to 28970LKR approx
  • 09Plantation Villa - Ayurveda Retreat, Kalutara

    Plantation Villa - Ayurveda Retreat, Kalutara
    Encircled with dense plantation Plantation Villa- Ayurveda Retreat is a blissful experience that promises to sooth the traces of stress and help in achieving the personal health goal with the traditional treatment of Ayurveda. There are experienced practitioners of the doctrine and all help in providing relaxation of mind and soul.

    The accommodation incidentally is a house of village chief which has been designed with modern amenities and facilities to suit the needs of the visitors. The food here is prepared keeping in mind the nutritional value and serving those which are rich in vitamins and minerals. A schedule of the daily activities are provided here and one has to follow the regime to attain complete wellness.

    Highlights: Wellness program for acute Illness

    Location: Kalutara, Sri Lanka

    Activities and Amenities: Knowledge on local culture, tree plantation

    Price: 11905LKR to 24670LKR approx
  • 10Ulpotha Yoga Holidays

    Ulpotha Yoga Holidays
    Rightly stated as Paradise Village, Ulpotha offers beauty, harmony, tranquillity and luxurious simplicity which is unmatched with any places prevalent in Sri Lanka. In fact it posses to be nothing more than a pleasent folly where a person can enjoy some peaceful calm days healing the mind and providing solace to the body. On the 22 acre organic firm in the heart of Sri Lanka there are simple yet comfortable houses amidst dense greenery and beautiful flower arrangements.

    There are exclusive yoga classes by eminent Yoga teachers from the world along with Ayurvedic healing therapies given by experienced professionals. The cuisine is undoubtedly fresh as ever it could be and prepared keeping in mind to retain the nutritious value of the same

    Highlights: Walk through nature and bird watching

    Location: Close to Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Activities and Amenities: 2 week Yoga course, Ayurvedic treatments

    Price: 25655LKR to 35633LKR approx



Whale Watching Spot

Whale watching spot comes at the top amongst the major attractions in Mirissa. You can find a number of operators around this area offering trips to the Indian Ocean for dolphins, whales, and turtles spotting.

Location:  Harbour Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Usually, the whale watching tour starts early in the morning around 6-7 AM and lasts for 4-5 hours approximately. The ocean gets rough due to sunlight in the afternoon, hence, it is difficult to spot a whale in the water at this time.

Price: The average cost for whale watching is Rs. 2500 - 3500. However, if you are a group of 4-5 people, you can negotiate the prices to get a better deal.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to spot whale is from December to March as the ocean is not rough during this time.

Distance from Mirissa: This place is located around 15-20 KM away from Mirissa beach.


Nine Arches Bridge

The Nine Arches Bridge is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Sri Lanka and amongst the top places to visit in Ella. There is an interesting story behind this bridge. When the British stopped the construction of this bridge mid-way due to lack of steel during World War 1, the locals constructed it using stone and bricks. 

The bridge has stood strong without a single piece of steel since then. The setting of the bridge is extremely charming and is amongst the most popular tourist places in Ella. It is located inside a dense forest near a quaint little village with tea plantations surrounding it. Watching the old world trains pass through this bridge is a sight most loved by the tourists. 

Location: Between Ella and Damodara Station

Timings: The bridge is approachable all day around. However, early morning sunrise is the best time to visit. 

Price: There is no entry fee.


Ravana Falls

Sri Lanka is abundant with the legends of Ramayana. So much so that even the natural landscapes have compelling stories associated with them. The Ravana Falls and the nearby caves are said to be some of the places where the demon god Ravana hid. These legends and the striking landscape of this Ella attraction pulls many travellers to them. 

The waterfall is around 82 ft. in height and is layered in three tiers. The third tier is approachable after a sharp rock climb and rewards with some amazing views of the dense greens and the rocky landscape. 

Location: A 23, Ravana Wildlife Sanctuary, Ella

Timings: March- June, December- February

Price: There is no entry fee


Secret Beach

The secret beach of Mirissa is not a secret anymore as it is easy to reach and well signposted nowadays. It is one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa for capturing some beautiful moments and epic photographs.

Moreover, most of the beaches in Mirissa are crowded so the secret beach is the perfect place to relax and sit in a peaceful environment.

Location: Secret Beach Mirissa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: The best thing about Mirissa beach is there is no entrance fee for it.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this beach is either early in the morning to relax or in the evening to enjoy an incredible sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: This beach is located at a distance of approximately 1-2 KM from the heart of the Mirissa town. You can reach a secret beach in several ways like you can choose to walk, hire a moped or take a tuk-tuk. However, try to start early if you’re planning to go on a walk, otherwise, it will be 20 minutes of hard work in direct sunlight on a steep pathway.


Ravana's Cave

Ravana’s Cave is a place of the legends and amongst the top places to visit in Ella. As per Hindu mythology, it is said that Ravana had hidden Sita in this cave after kidnapping her. Legends apart, the natural scenic beauty of this cave, located at a height of around 4,500 ft.) attracts hikers and adventure seekers from all over the world. 

This caving activity is exciting, as one has to climb around 1,000 steps to reach the huge cave. Travellers love to spend time in the cool dark interiors of the cave and amidst the dense greenery. 

Location: Bandarawela- Wellawaya Road, Ella

Timings: Best time to visit is early morning or evening to escape the heat. The caves are open all year round. 

Price: LKR 150, INR 58


Mirissa Beach

If you want to enjoy a sunset dinner at a lovely restaurant then do not miss to visit Mirissa Beach. It is one of those attractions in Mirissa where you can find plenty of great restaurants offering a variety of seafood.

Although you will find this beach a little crowded yet, it will give you a very relaxing vibe.

Location: Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: Visiting Mirissa beach is free of cost. In fact, you can enjoy the Lion beers on free sunbeds at a very reasonable price.

Best Time to Visit: The beach gets busy from 11 AM so it is recommended to visit this either early in the morning to avoid the crowd or in the evening to enjoy a lovely sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: Once you reach Mirissa from Colombo, you can easily found this exotic beach as it is only a couple of KM away from the Mirissa railway station.


Ella Rock

Ella Rock is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Ella amongst the most interesting places to visit in Ella. A three-hour easy trek will take you further into the luxuriantly dense forested countryside of Ella attractions. During the trek up till the rock, you will see beautiful tea plantations and get a chance to interact with the tea planters. 

Once atop the rock, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the morning sun rising from behind the lush hills. You will get a bird’s eye view of the scenic valleys rolling for miles. Travellers love to spend some quiet time in peace atop the rock in this popular tourist place in Ella.

Location: Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela highway, Ella

Timings: The best time for this hike is early morning around 5:30 am

Price: LKR 3,800, INR 1,500


Parrot Rock Bridge

Another one of the amazing places to visit in Mirissa is to climb up the Parrot Rock. This small and easily accessible rock will give you a stunning view of the Mirissa area. This is a place which will take your mind away from work and stress.

It is a very quiet place where you can relax watching surfers in the high tides of water. You can also chill out in the nearby restaurants of this place.

Location: Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: You don’t need to pay any price for visiting this place.

Best Time to Visit: You can come early in the morning to enjoy with the low tides and the amazing morning sea breeze. Visiting it in the evening is also a great idea if you want to enjoy wrapping up activities looking at the breathtaking sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: The parrot rock is located to the left side of Mirissa beach. So once you reach Mirissa beach you can easily get on this rock to have an excellent sea view.


Ceylon Tea Factory

Ceylon Tea Factory is actually a restaurant, which has been named this way so as to intrigue and educates travellers about the tea making heritage of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the whole of the country, and not only Ella. Here, you can taste traditional Sri Lankan curries & hot rice, along with international cuisines and drinks. 

The restaurant also has a tea bar that makes hundreds of varieties of teas. Gluten-free meals are also available here. 

Location: no. 4, Passara Road, Ella

Timings: Every day 11:00 am- 10:00 pm

Price: A meal for two costs around LKR 2,290, INR 900.


Little Adam's Peak

Due to its natural landscape, Ella has many quaint and rustic hiking trails. Little Adam’s Peak is one such popular trail that should not be missed. It is a short 50-60 minutes trek that takes you through the world famous tea plantations of the region. The greenery is a respite to the eyes and the intoxicating fragrance of the tea leaves further adds to the experience. 

Once you reach the top of the Little Adam’s Peak, you will see a Buddha statue backdropped against the mountains. 

Location: Ella- Passara Road, Ella 90090

Timings: The best time for the hike is at sunrise or the sunset. The peak is approachable all year around.

Price: There is no entry fee. 


Coconut Tree Hill

One of the unique and unusual places to visit in Mirissa is Coconut Tree Hill. Located at the end of Mirissa beach, this place is completely covered with palm trees.

It is one of those attractions in Mirissa, which are great for taking pictures of all the tall beautiful palms overlooking the ocean. You can also enjoy a well-deserved coconut at this place to add an extra memorable element to your journey.

Location: Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Timings: Open for 24 hours.

Price: No entry cost.

Best Time to Visit: Being in the proximity of the main beach; it is recommended to reach this place early in the morning or before sunset.

Distance from Mirissa: You can reach this place by taking a short walk from Mirissa beach. It will take 10-15 minutes approximately walking along the beach to reach this beautiful spot.


Dhowa rock temple

Sri Lanks is known around the world for its tranquil and peaceful spiritual destinations, and the Dhowa Rock Temple is one of the best Ella attractions. Said to be around 2,000 years old, this temple is famous for its huge 39 ft. unfinished statue of Buddha. The rock art and murals in this temple are amazing sights. 

You might run into some monks here who will be more than happy to tell you stories about the Temple. Surrounded by lush greenery, the temple transports the visitors into a peaceful trance. 

Location: Bandarawela- Ella Road

Timings: 8:00- 5:00 pm

Price: There is no entry fee, but you can leave a donation at the temple


Weligambay Beach

It is a relatively smaller beach alternative if you want to avoid the crowd. It is quieter, serene and a great place for surfing beginners. At times fishing boats outnumber the tourists, especially in low season.

In addition to being a top surfing destination, this beach is also an excellent place for Instagram lovers. You can also take a few photographs with iconic stilt fishermen, a practice rooted back to World War II.

Location: Weligambay Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka.

Best Time to Visit: It is an amazing place to have breakfast or lunch with your friends and family.

Distance from Mirissa: Weligambay beach is located at a distance of 6-7 KM from Mirissa so you can always take a tuk-tuk to your destination. It will not take more than 10-15 minutes.


Mahamevnawa Monastery

The Mahamevnawa Monastery is one of the most important and revered Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka founded by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero and is amongst the top places to visit in Ella. This monastery serves as an educational institution for young people and adults who want to be ordained as monks. 

Sri Lankan artists have adorned the Monastery with striking carvings, murals, and painting. Here, you can not only talk freely to the monks but also take personalised meditation lectures from them. Listening to the reverberating Buddhist hymns amidst the peaceful environs is a tranquil experience. 

Location: Bandarawela, Ella

Timings: 8:00 am- 9:00 pm every day of the week

Price: There is no entry fee


Matara Beach

Mirissa is just a small town of Matara district so without a shred of doubt Matara beach comes amongst the popular beaches of Sri Lanka. You can enjoy long walks by the shore, taking surfing lessons, and beachcombing at this wonderful place.

Furthermore, if you are not into the mood of taking a walk or any surfing lessons, you can simply read your favourite novel gazing at the ocean in between. And post that, you can take a bath in the sea water if the tide is not so strong.

Location: Matara, Sri Lanka.

Best Time to Visit: Just like other beaches; try to get there early in the morning or before sunset as it gets crowded in the afternoon. Moreover, do not visit it on the weekend because being a major town in the country, it can get heavily crowded on weekends.

Distance from Mirissa: Being a major district of Sri Lanka, it is well connected to every major city and town in Sri Lanka. From Mirissa you can take a tuk-tuk which will not take more than 30 minutes to reach this beautiful beach.

Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory

This place is a must-visit for the lovers of tea and is amongst the top tourist places in Ella! Sri Lanka is famous the world over for its amazing Ceylon tea. Halpewatte Tea Factory invites tourists to come inside their premise and see how their favourite tea is made- right from plucking the tea leaves, processing till final packaging. 

This is the largest tea factor in the Uva region. After the tour, you can also have a cup of tea in their tea shop and take teas home. The factory is located at a beautiful vantage point with scenic views of the hills and valleys. 

Location: Badulla Road, Hela halpem Ella

Timings: Every day 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 

Price: Adults LKR 763, INR 300, Children LKR 381, INR 150

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