ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday April 27, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 48
TV Times  

Pelwehera Village Resort: Nature’s paradise

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pix by Nilan Maligaspe

Palwehera in Dambulla is famous for its mangoes and apart from huge mango plantation in the area, most outstanding location is Palwehera Village Resort. Pelwehera Village Resort is an eco-friendly resort located off Bulagala Junction on Habarana Road in the Cultural Triangle.

The Resort is built on a four acre land in the middle of natural green garden surrounded by vast paddy land. Pelwehera Village Resort is the newest member of Senani Holdings of Kandy. 'This is our newest venture. It is quite different from our city hotel. We offer culture and nature with all modern comfort' said Sujeewa S. Palliyaguruge, the Managing Director of Senani Holdings.

Pelwehera Village Resort offers 24 luxury rooms including two cabana style accommodations. All rooms are with modern facilities including A/C, mini bar, telephone, piped music and private balconies with a view. Pelwehera Village Resort is a popular base for nature excursions.

‘We arrange excursions and day tours to places in the Cultural Triangle on request. Excursions to archeological sites, Jungle safari and elephant rides are much popular with most of the guests’ said Thaminda Priyadarshana, Assistant manager of the Resort.

Wonderful natural surrounding and various birds boost the Resort with bird lovers. It is just 3 km away from most famous Dambulla cave temple and just ten minutes away from Sigiriya. Also it is the perfect base to explore the nature, culture and Sri Lankan history.

Minneriya Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaudulla Park, ancient cities like Ritigala, Polonnaruwa and popular lakes Randeniya, Ibbankatuwa, Hiriwaduna weva are some of the top attractions among the visitors to the resort.

Pelwehera Village Resort provides various services for its guests including Ayurvedic Herbal Spa. '’This is very popular among our overseas guests. Some visit here mainly to get the Ayurvedic treatments from the Centre’ explained Thaminda. The Resort has the facility for seminars, conferences and weddings.

‘We have limited, but modern conference facilities. We can accommodate up to 500 pax on Weddings and other private functions’ he added. The Hotel offers culinary delights from West, oriental, Indian and Sri Lanka cuisine for its guests.

'We have a professional Chef, who can handle anything. Theme nights and barbecue nights with live music too are available on arrival Mr Palliyaguruge said. For more details log on to

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