Nestled along a 5 acres of beautifully manicured garden surrounded by shrubs and forest, neighboring the breath taking Udawalawa Reservoir Kalu’s Hideaway Hotel offers much-needed accommodation for visitors to Uda Walawa National Park. Set amidst a rural and remote dry zone village, just 10 minutes away from the gates of the Uda Walawa National Park, this Eco Friendly hotel is in a picturesque surroundings owned by the famous Sri Lankan Cricketer Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana turned hotelier after his retirement from Cricket.

The hotel is an excellent comfortable resting point between Colombo and the South Coast or from Hill Country /Southern Highlands to the South Coast. Also, it is an ideal transit point for travelers going to the South East.

Kalu’s Hideaway Hotel consist of 14 well appointed spacious rooms with all amenities, excellent food and friendly staff who awaits all nature loving people to experience the touch of luxury beyond expectations…ENTER TO THE NATURE WITH LUXURY!



Udawalawa National Park

The Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka is a well known habitat of Sri Lankan elephants. The leopard, Ceylon spotted deer, water buffalo and wild boar are among the diverse fauna found in the park. It is also an important birdwatching site, and is home to both endemic species and migrant birds. Mugger crocodiles, monitor lizards and many species of snakes are spotted here. Covering an area of more than 31,000 hectares it is one largest parks in the island country and has been attracting tourists since more than four decades.

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Elephant Orphanage

This home, helping to care for the area’s injured elephants, is on the main road about 4.5km from Kalu's Hideaway. Supported by the Born Free Foundation , the complex is a halfway house for orphaned elephants. After rehabilitation, the elephants are released back into the wild, many into the Udawalawe National Park. Although you can’t get up close and personal with the elephants, a visit at feeding time is still a lot of fun.

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Maduwanwela Walawwa

Maduwanwela Walawwa is a Walauwa located in upper South of Sri Lanka. Situated in the town Kolonne which lies between Embilipitiya and Suriyakanda in Ratnapura District, in a distance of 207 kilometres from the capital, Colombo.

The Maduwanwela Walawwa was first built by Maduwanwela Maha Mohottala in the 1700s and it was expanded at times by the Maduwanwela family until 1905 when the final expansion was done by Maduwanwela Maha Disawe.

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Walapane Cave

Waulpane Cave in Ceylon dates back to 500 Million years old...The Waulpane Cave (aka 'Cave of Bats') is renowned for its many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites (approx. 500 million years old) as well as the hundreds of thousands of bats that live there! It is an isolated cavern set against the eastern slopes of the Rakwana mountain range, located about a 1 ½ hr drive from Pallebedda. Once entering the cave, you descend approx. 300 metres underground to discover this prehistoric world of ancient fossils in the cavern walls, a stream that runs through the cave and a beautiful waterfall located in the centre. As well as the many bats, watch out for the water monitors, various amphibians and fascinating luminous fish.

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Sankapala Temple

Situated in the Ratnapura district belonging to the Atakalan Korale Thambagamu Pattu Pallebedda Village the Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the outskirts of Ratnapura – Hambantota main road near the 24th milepost. It is a 5 hour journey from Colombo through Ratnapura.

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Our Rooms


“Room upgrade was a bonus. Kids loved pool after morning safari and we all enjoyed the buffet dinner - especially enjoyed the local cuisine here. We only stayed one night, but would happily have stayed longer to enjoy gardens, pool table etc”

Jason (Switzerland)

“The place is quite beautiful, like a simple version of Habarana Villages by Cinnamon we stayed. Beautiful gardens, a magical river filled with wild life is situated at the back. Room is spacious, food is great. The highlight is they have so much recreational facilities: pingpong, darts, swimming pool, etc.. ”

Chao (CHINA)

“This hotel is amazing, a bargain for the price. It doesn't have a lot of rooms so feels really intimate. The infinity pool and garden are amazing, full of wildlife. The spa is excellent as well. Rooms are big and comfortable, with satellite tv which was a treat”

Joanna (United Kingdom)

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