Enjoy the beautiful songs of birds echoing off the lush majestic green mountains. Fall asleep to the croaking of toads on the pristine river behind the property. Relax to the music of the jungle at the Kalu’s hideaway among the mango and other tropical plants and fruits on 5 acre of country beauty.
Kalu’s hideway - in Walawegama, Udawalawe bordering the Udawalawe reservoir, is a five minutes drive to the Udawalawe National Park.
Built on five acres of beautifully manicured garden, sorrounded by wilderness it is simply a place where serenity of the sorrouonding take over, washing away all the tensions and stress of an everyday life.
Kalu’s hideaway comprises five spacious modern rooms with inside toilets and two chalets. The choice of colours used complements with the sorrounding - earthly colours on the walls and comforting white sorrounded by a cool green blanket of forest vegetation. Hidden from human eyes is a world of its own, where visitors are away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
An ecofriendly modern luxury jungle retreat owned by former Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana - known to many as ‘Kalu’.
Ideally situated the resort is only 15 minutes away from the gates of the Udawalawe National Park - Kalu’s hideaway is the ultimate sanctuary of tranquility, well being and rejuveunation, setting new strandards of intimacy and unparalled sense. This exclusive hideaway provides guests with a spectacular sense of awakening and inspiration.
Nestled along an idyllic 5 acres of beautifully manicured garden sorrounded by shrubs and forest, neighbouring the breathtaking Udawalawe reservoir open to guests since 2007. Kalu’s hideaway delivers an experience well being and exclusively. A luxurious hideaway for all .
We visited this jungle haven last weekend and got ourselves really synchoronised with the rhythm of nature whilst at this hideaway forgetting everything in our busy lives inside an ambience of warmth,sorroundings serene and cool.
Explaining its concept Kalu says the hideaway is meant for total relaxation and those wanting total privacy.
Kalu is a lover of nature and trees well reflected in this cosy retreat.
The focus everywhere in this abode is to make the guests feel at home.
Entering the main building one finds the comfortable lounge, an ideal place to relax and unwind equipped with a home theatre system.
Satellite TV and if you want to stay indoors, you can relax with a good movie. Indoor games are available - playing a round of cards, monopoly, scrabble or chess.
The guests will also be captivated by an array of cricket memorabilia on display in the lounge, where Kalu took us down memory lane of the world cup days.
Artistic modern furniture adorns the rooms and the dining hall. The chalets are spacious and have private patios where one can enjoy the glorious sunset.
In the nights you can have a barbaque outside, with the chefs spreading a tantalising variety of dishes, some with fish fresh from the river.
If you are out for adventure you can explore the heart of the village. Options are many - excursions by safari jeep to Udawalawe National Park, Maduwanwela Walauwwe former home of a village nobleman, Wawulpane cave with a curious bat population, hot water - and enjoy the sight of elephants drinking milk at the transist home.
Kalu’s hideway serves as an ideal stopover to travellers to Kataragama and Yala.
The friendly staff at the hide way pamper you from the moment you step in.
Western and Eastern cuisines are served at any time, - an all day a la carte menu. Barbeques can be arranged at night by the side of the pool under the starry skies.
There is a small lake, an ideal spot for fishing. The vast area around the retreat is an ideal location for camping for adventure and lovers. It is Kalu’s plan to have a full camping gear in the near future. It is also an ideal location for guests to meditate and enjoy privacy.
For families, honeymooners and those seeking a retreat from the concrete jungle this is the ideal localtion to enjoy perfect rest and relaxation.
Kalu Hideaway is the place to go - a place where atmosphere blends in with your mood to create an ambience of relaxation.