Rukgala was conceived from a passion and enthusiasm for this very beautiful and still pretty unknown part of Sri Lanka. Out of a crumbly, empty old house we've fashioned something we hope will make an ideal sanctuary, both for those wanting extended retreat space and those just seeking a shorter escape in the hills.
We've designed Rukgala to be a great location for group retreats. We've worked in plenty of open, communal spaces, built a really beautiful Shala, and designed the rooms to offer twin/shared accommodation options when needed.
We've thought a lot about how best to host yoga groups but love to work with teachers or leaders planning retreats for meditation, art, writing, fitness, bird-watching and more. We're sure Ruk would be a really great venue.
We know planning a retreat is time consuming, with so many moving parts. We are experienced with hosting retreats, and have access to many extras should you need them to piece together and support your retreat.
We have 10 large guest bedrooms set up for double, twin, triple and one quadruple, and extra on site accommodation for up to 4 teachers free of charge.
Facilities include: Stunning open yoga shala, pool, sunbathing space, private access to Victoria lake for wild swimming, AC, Wifi, kayaks, well developed vegan menu.
Accessible activities include: Hiking in the Knuckles mountain region, visiting an ancient meditation cave and temple, fire ceremonies, Kandy cultural visits, Kayaking, wild swimming, tea estate visit, waterfalls.
Standard bedroom set-up consists of 4 doubles, one twin, 4 doubles/twins with extra mezzanine single bed allowing triple occupancy and one quadruple room. Two teachers rooms: double and one twin.
One private bathroom per bedroom, with separate toilet and washroom for quadruple room. Teachers rooms share an adjoining bathroom.
Property comes full staffed. Rooms cleaned once daily. Property cleaned throughout the day.
All normal hotel facilities included.
We've focused on showing off wonderful Sri Lankan flavours but also coming up with vegan and vegetarian options that don't rely entirely on the 'rice and curry' staple. A focus on taste and nutrition.
Kitchen and Dining room
Full kitchen equipment. Dining tables shared or separate to seat up to 30 people.
Swimming pool, yoga shala, sun beds, kayaks, lake swimming, mountain bikes.