WELCOME TO WELIKANDE ESTATE
Welikande Estate is an eco-conscious and sustainable retreat center in the heart of Sri Lanka, The Knuckle Mountains. Perched on the top of the mountain, overlooking the surrounding valleys and Victoria Lake, offering acres of gardens with a yoga shala and meditation studio, an Ayurvedic wellness center, a swimming pool, and mountain view accommodations.
It is the ideal place to explore your first steps or deepen your yoga practice with nature's unspoiled beauty right in front of you. Reconnect to yourself, heal and reset to a holistic lifestyle with the support of Ayurvedic wellness massages.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A PERSONAL AND CULTURAL JOURNEY
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogi, this is the opportunity to start or deepen your yoga practice, and at the same time get to know Sri Lanka’s rich culture
All Awakening Yoga Holidays are all inclusive: accomodation, twice daily yoga and meditation, three nutrious and healthy meals, daily activities and an traditional Ayurvedic wellness massage.
Every day you can enjoy a new activity to discover the natural beauty and culture of Sri Lanka. All activities include transport, lunch and a guide to ensure you have a stress free experience.
The local experiences are diverse:
From an Ayurvedic Wellness massages to swimming in waterfalls. Learning how to make a Sri Lankan curry with a sweet couple down in Heeloya Valley (and of course eat this for lunch).
Hiking surrounded by paddy fields and tea plantations high on the Knuckles Mountain range with views as far as the horizon goes.
You are free to join, or to stay around at the Welikande Estate and chill at the pool or one of the many chill-out areas we have created for you to enjoy.
LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD
Our food is fresh, mostly plant-based and satisfying. We cook creative vegetarian, to nourish you and inspire you living your best life!
Whether it’s a king coconut for breakfast, colourful bowls of exotic fruits, lunchtime snacks or an authentic Sri Lankan dinner, you’ll be offered delicious, nutritionally balanced options that are bursting with flavour.
Our menus are flexible enough to accommodate any additional dietary requirements, please let us know upon reservation.
AYURVEDA IS TRANSLATED FROM SANSKRIT AS 'KNOWLEDGE OF LIFE'
At Welikande we integrate Ayurveda into all yoga holidays and retreats. During the Yoga HolidaY you will have a full-day experience with an Ayurvedic massage and steam bath included in your stay.
Soon more on our Ayurveda Wellness Center and all the different massages we have for you to enjoy during your stay.
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Love Is The Foundation Of Our Home
Although Michael fell in love within 30 seconds, it took Tush 6 months to acknowledge their connection... they have been in love ever since.
“Welikande Estate is the ideal place for our guests to retreat. It is such a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking to make a beginning with a holistic lifestyle, through the practice of yoga and Ayurvedic treatments".
Tush’s grandfather was an Ayurvedic doctor, so she grew up within a family where this knowledge was inherited.
Come and stay with us, you will leave more joyful and have a greater connection with yourself…
My 7-day stay at Welikande was absolutely amazing. It started with warm welcome from Michael and his wife Tush and the rest just build on it. Location is exceptional, nice and clean rooms with all you need, practicing yoga at yoga shala with mind blowing view while listening to singing of birds is so relaxing experience.
Welikande is one of those places that feel like home from the second you arrive. From the delicious home cooked food, yoga / meditation twice daily, and the fantastic experiences/excursions massage, pottery, waterfalls! All you need to do, is turn up and the rest is taken care of. Can’t wait to go back!
Arriving at Welikande is like reaching the top of the world. Mountains and lakes as far as the eye can see.. no photo will ever come close. The property is gorgeous as are the lovely hosts whose hearts and souls are poured into this paradise. The experiences on offer are totally unique. I spent 6 weeks in sri lanka and nothing came close to the unusual daily adventures we had.