Serendipity was one of my father Manik Sandrasagra’s favourite words. Manik was a man of many words – consummately articulate – and a man.. more >
Have you ever wondered what Heaven would be like in case it exists? Maybe, maybe not. But there are some places that give you a glimpse of beauty so exclusive, so divine, you can’t help but label them “Heaven on Earth”.
For sheer unadulterated escapism, this tranquillity of calm in Sri Lanka’s UVA province, conceived by the late film director Manik Sandrasagra, in collaboration with Channa Daswatte, student of legendary Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, is difficult to top. Having only previously experienced the swaying palms and rugged beaches of the beautiful south, Living Heritage Koslanda was our first taste of proper Hill Country. Koslanda is owned by Expat Brit Lucy Adams who is doing a sterling job of carrying on the legacy of her late husband. more >
Luxury Travel Diary
Sri Lanka, an island south of India in the Indian Ocean, is famed for its diverse landscapes, where rich rainforests sit alongside arid plains, with highlands and sandy beaches, ancient Buddhist ruins and Tea Plantations aplenty. A peaceful way of life can be found here and the boutique hotel of Living Heritage Koslanda is the perfect place to connect with this wonderful country and perhaps, reconnect with yourself too.
FAMILY FRIENDLY, BOUTIQUE LUXURY, IN THE HEART OF SRI LANKA’S HILL COUNTRY.
Picture the scene: you’ve been travelling as a family for a few weeks, having the time of your lives experiencing all that Sri Lanka has to offer. You’re happy but perhaps a little weary, head full of memories but in need of some time to pause. Family travel has its challenges so, every now and then, you need to head somewhere slightly off the tourist trail for a chance to recharge and savour a little bit of luxury. You’ve all deserved it.
By Katie Cosstick on Jun 02, 2015 in Accommodation, Asia, Hotels, Regions, Sri Lanka
If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, the best way experience the island’s rich diversity is to circumnavigate the country on a round tour. Sri Lanka is famed for golden beaches, elephant-inhabited wildlife reserves and ancient temples, yet there is so much more to see if you step a little off the tourist trail: cloud-capped mountains for trekking, hills ringed by tea bushes and historic homesteads set in magical rural surroundings. more >
Somewhere high up in the hills surrounding the town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, there lives a man called Rahju. An artist, spiritualist and musician, Rahju practices meditation while riding along coastal roads on his motorcycle.
His paintings are inspired by the writing of Buddhist philosophers and the intergalactic observations of the Hubble Space Telescope (as well as, if I had to go out on a limb, a not-insignificant amount of hallucinogens). At one point he produced a sitar from thin air and strummed out a kickin’ tune, before regaling us with an anecdote about the time Ravi Shankar received more >
EASTERN HILLS – LIVING HERITAGE KOSLANDA
Set in the heart of Srilanka with 80 acres of pristine forest, nature trails, river and waterfalls Living Heritage Koslanda is complete peace oasis offering unlimited opportunities for immersing yourself in nature. We were charmed (understating) by the sounds of nature from the moment we stepped out of our car. Walking through the jungle path to reach the hotel – it was just after the rain storm making it very humid but so serene and mystical that we could never forget it.
Dieses kleine Boutique-Hotel ist ein echter Geheimtipp im Herzen von Sri Lanka. Es liegt zwischen den südlichen Bergen des zentralen Sri Lankas und ist umgeben von malerischen Teeplantagen, Pfeffer-Plantagen und Wasserfällen. Es ist der perfekter Zwischenstopp auf dem Weg von Nuwera Eliya nach Yala.
This paradise in the India Ocean makes for a wonderful honeymoon spot in Asia. The beaches backed by tea plantations and lines with palm trees and are a wonderful place to relax or even surf for the adventurous couples. We also love the food, hospitality, shopping, and exotic wildlife.