Rukgala Retreat, Sri Lanka

Rukgala Escape & Explore, Sri Lanka

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps10 - 25

About the property

A unique wellness retreat space on the shores of Victoria Lake. A wild & peaceful setting for yoga, meditation & healing in the heart of Sri Lanka.

Included Amenities

Air Conditioning
Swimming Pool
Yoga/Seminar room

Open, new, teak yoga shala with brand new props to include 20 x mats, meditation cushions and blocks.

Eco practices

Solar powered hot water, no single-use plastics, glass recycling. Renovated and lovingly restored old crumbly house on the rock.


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.

Bed linen

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.



Amparai, Sri Lanka

around a 40 minute drive to Kandy


Rukgala Escape & Explore, Sri Lanka

Nearest Airport


Nearest Town

Digana, Kandy

Nearest Station


Booking Conditions

We request a USD 1,000 deposit to secure the property for your retreat. This is refundable within 15 days of payment, and 50% refundable 15-30 days after payment. After 30 days the deposit cannot be returned.
After this there are two interim payments for the remaining balance. Please contact us for more information.