Set amidst the lush green tea estates of Ramboda, cascaded by picturesque misty mountains, overlooking the expanse of the Kotmale reservoir, Floating Mountain Villa situated 3,700 feet above the ground is a hill-country paradise that guarantees a relaxing tropical holiday amidst verdure and the cool climate of Sri Lanka’s mountainous central province.
This luxurious villa boasts 5 spacious rooms each with its own unique character equipped with modern amenities, ensuite bathrooms and boasting the most stunning views of the misty mountain tops and over-looking the mighty Kotmale Oya which is the longest tributary of the mighty Mahaweli River.
Looking out through the windows of this splendid abode, gaze in awe at the magnificent floating mountain backdrop and beauty of the scenery which changes with the time of day.
Setting itself apart from other Villas and hotels in the hill-country, Floating Mountain Villa boasts a service excellence like no other. Personalized service of the Manager and team ensure that guests are spoilt with luxury and care with a plethora of activities on offer during their stay at the Resort. From exquisite dining options, cocktails and mocktails, freshly sourced fruits & juices from the surrounding farmlands, short excursions to popular tourist sites, or simply embarking on a nature trek up the floating mountain to the view point, our team will ensure you enjoy a memorable and relaxing stay.
One could enjoy an array of cuisines from traditional Sri Lankan curries, to Indian, English, Italian, French, Japanese, & Thai cuisines. Using the best freshly sourced produce, embark on a culinary experience courtesy of expert chefs as you sample our selection of mouth-watering dishes that can be enjoyed either in or out of the Villa at one of many dining destinations.
Our largest balcony-room boasts breathtaking sunset views over-looking the magnificent Kotmale reservoir. The room can accommodate extra beds and is a popular choice for a relaxing stay amidst the misty mountains of Ramboda.
A standard ground-floor room with a spectacular mountain views, tastefully designed to make you fall in love all over again befitting of its name “the rose”.
A Premium ground-floor room with a mountain view, tastefully designed with interior décor to capture the essence of the Lily.
A mountain view ground-floor room, which is a favourite choice for honeymooners.
A premium room with a forest view of the tea estate. This room is also a popular choice for guests requiring triple sharing option.
An hour and thirty minutes’ drive from the villa, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s largest city after Colombo. Known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, home to the last monarchy of Sri Lanka, Kandy is home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (a sacred tooth of the Buddha) at the Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Kandy is a very popular destination for shopping and day-visits to the city. Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and marvel at exquisite orchids during your visit.
Situated within an hours’ drive from the Villa, guests could visit the Maha Seya Buddhist temple, dedicated to the submerged temples and villages during the construction of the nearby Kotmale Reservoir in the 1980’s. Opened in 2016, the Mahaweli Maha Seya is an impressive architectural feat that took over 33 years to build. The stupa standing tall at 289 feet is the second-highest in Sri Lanka and quite befitting as a monument to the localities affected by the largest construction project in Sri Lanka post-independence; the “Mahaweli development project” which has subsequently helped shape the region.
Peacock Hill is a mountain view-point which is situated near the Pussellawa town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka just 16 kilometers from the Villa. It stands at a height of approximately 1518 m and provides amazing panoramic views of the surroundingPiduruthalagala, Ambuluwawa, Bible Rock, Gampola Town, Nawalapitiya Town, and mighty Kotmale reservoir.
A traveller would have a wonderful time hiking up the hill especially as the mist sets in and is suitable for short excursionsand picnics while staying at Floating Mountain Villa.
Situated just 15 minutes from the Villa along an easy trekking trail, the most popular attraction in Ramboda derives its significance from the Ramayana, an ancient epic which follows Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches ofKing Ravana of Lanka, with the help of an army of monkeys.
The temple is dedicated to the chief of that army – Lord Hanuman, and is believed to signify his resting spot during his quest for Sita in the surrounding Ramboda jungle. The temple contains the largest Hanuman statue in Sri Lanka and hosts special poojas dedicated to Lord Hanuman on poya (full moon) days.
Witness the art of tea-plucking and tea tasting just 30 minutes’ drive from the villa as you visit the popular Blue-field Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya district.It is one of the most popular tea factories in Sri Lanka and most visited by tourists visiting Ramboda and on route to Nuwara Eliya.
Peering out from your Villa, located 25 kilometers from the Villa, the Kotmale Reservoir is a truly breath-taking sight.It is believed that more than 14 tea estates, 57 villages and 54 ancient temples were submerged by the time the reservoir was built in 1985. Some of these ruins can be seen during the dry season as nostalgic reminders of past life in the area.
Nuwara Eliya meaning “city on the plain”, is often referred to as ‘Little England’. It was the favourite destination for the British Colonialists founded by the explorer Samuel Baker in mid-19th century. Located just 30 kilometers a 45-drive from the Villa, it is a popular day excursion for activity seekers.
Nuwara Eliya contains many attractions including the famous Nuwara Eliya Golf Club founded in 1897 and Victoria Park Gardens named in 1889 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee which boasts brightly-coloured flora. Guests could embark on activities including boat trips on the magnificent Lake Gregory and horse-riding at the Nuwara Eliya racecourse. Of particular significance on the Ramayana trail is the Seetha Amman Kovil.
An hour away from the Villa is the AmbuluwawaTower. One of the most contemporary iconic view-points popular amongst tourists visiting the central mountains of Sri Lanka for that unique photo opportunity with its 360-degree views. The tower standing 3,567 meters above sea-level, is located near the 13th century Ambuluwawa Temple paying homage to the uniquely rich biodiversity of the Sri Lankan Island. A major highlight is the spiral structure that is open to brave-hearted travellers seeking those truly Instagram-worthy pictures!
The famous Ramboda Falls, is located just 15 minutes’ drive from Floating Mountain Villa, and is a sight to behold. This two-tier fall is the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and a popular excursion for guests staying at Floating Mountain Villa. From swimming in the natural pools, to bird watching, embark on a 2km trek and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding landscape.
With plenty of things to do in Ramboda and short hikes up the misty mountains within the beautiful setting of the tea estates around the property, your stay at Floating Mountain Villa is guaranteed never to be a boring one. Coupled with the divine destination, one could also spend lazy days within the comforts of the Villa.
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