The Island of Sri Lanka, is one of the most popular Ayurvedic wellness destinations in the world. Today, Sri Lanka is capable of offering unmatched getaways with a stunning combination of eastern and western approaches to wellness and mindfulness. The islands has the unique ability to incorporate elements of history, culture and wildlife to wellness getaways. Begin your tour with a stay at the unmatched eco friendly getaway, Mudhouse, followed by a stay at The Santani located in the hills of Kandy, ranked among the greatest places on earth, by the Time magazine. Complete your wellness getaway with a stay at the Lagoon, the picturesque architectural masterpiece by Geoffrey Bawa, the father of Tropical modernism.
You will be picked up at the airport on arrival by your private chauffeur. Proceed to Anamaduwa, for your first stop, which is a 2.5 Hr. drive. Check in at the laid back Mud House resort and and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
The following morning enjoy breakfast at the Resort. Experience a visit to Paramankada Temple followed by a Lake Picnic. Return to the resort and spend the evening at leisure.
The Paramakanda Temple is situated just 2 km from The Mudhouse and towers imposingly in the distance atop a giant rocky outcrop. Accessible by cycle or tuk-tuk, Paramakanda is one of our ‘must see’ attractions.
Dating from the reign of King Walagamba in 89-77 BC, the temple is steeped in myth and legend. From the perceived mysterious powers lurking behind trap doors to a rumoured underground tunnel network linking the temple with other monastic institutions on other rocks in the area. Other carvings and inscriptions around the rock suggest the buildings once covered the entire formation.
Enjoy breakfast at the resort and proceed to Kandy (Approx. 3 Hrs). Experience a walking tour of Kandy including visits to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Continue to the Santani resort and spend the evening at leisure.
Temple of the Tooth Relic
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily worship in the inner chamber of the temple. Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings. On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the Sacred Relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and fragrant flowers, called Nanumura Mangallaya. This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.
The visit typically lasts 1 hour. First you walk towards the temple through the gardens. Your guide will buy you the entrance tickets. We recommend buying a lotus flower right at the entrance – 100 LKR per set. Buy it yourself for the experience, why not? Your guide will walk you through the various chambers explaining the history and significance of the temple.
Spend the next two nights at leisure. Experience two treatments per person during the stay including consultation with an Ayurveda doctor. Enjoy complimentary yoga and meditation activities at the Santani during the stay
Enjoy breakfast at the Santani. Proceed to Negombo afterwards. (Approx. 3 ½ Hrs). Check in at the resort and spend the day at leisure.
Negombo City Experience
Conveniently located only 15 km from Sri Lanka’s International Airport, Negombo offers wide beaches, a great selection of hotels and guesthouses – ranging from budget to 5 star resorts, excellent restaurants, well stocked supermarkets and many watersport facilities.
Used by the Portuguese, Dutch and British as main export harbor for cinnamon you still can see many historical buildings. The best cinnamon in the world originated from Sri Lanka from the coastal stretch of Negombo.
Negombo – being an old and large fishing town, still holds the old world atmosphere of 17th century churches and forts which lay as evidence to the Dutch and Portuguese chapters of history. Negombo is also often referred to as Little Rome.
Enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts such as the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing in a variety of marine fishes like seers, sharks, skipjacks, and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters, crabs and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.
Spend the next two nights at leisure at the Jetwing Lagoon. Enjoy 2 Ayurveda treatments per person during the stay, including consultation with an Ayurveda doctor.