THE FOREST

The hotel sits in a grove in the beautiful forest aptly named ‘Devianga Kale’ – ‘God’s Forest – and is spread over seven hills from Adam’s Peak to Kataragama.

The site, known for its remarkable beauty and sacredness, also has a waterfall and south flowing river, both of which are considered essential for healthy living. These were all important factors that led us to build Living Heritage Koslanda here.

The forest is also on the route elephants have used for centuries when they leave the plains below to go to the hills during the dry season. If you’re staying between June and August you may be lucky enough to catch sight of the elephants as they make their ascent.

Preserving and restoring the forest, which is known as a vital source of food, medicine and beauty treatments, was key to the vision for Living Heritage Koslanda.

And it’s a wonderful place to explore. There are giant squirrels, and chattering monkeys to be seen, as well as the jackfruit trees that give Koslanda its name, and other native plants and an abundance of exotic birds that are beautiful to watch and fill the air with a chorus of their songs.

By the waterfall you’ll find our Forest Ambalamba, a perfect spot for resting after a swim and watching the water cascade into the pool below.