Retreat to nature...retreat into yourself
WELCOME TO WELIKANDE
Located in the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka, our retreat center is surrounded by beautiful green mountains - the ideal place to reconnect to yourself and nature.
Take time off for yourself - deepen your practice by choosing one of our many retreat programs, hosted by a range of experienced and international yoga teachers.
Simply relax and enjoy exploring the stunning nature surrounding us by joining our many hikes including, waterfall trekking, visit to nearby Buddhist temple, silent meditation walks and much more.
Nourish your body with our locally grown vegetarian food and taste what Sri Lankan cuisine has to offer. The land around us gifts us with everything we could ever want - coconuts, avocados, papayas and much, much more!
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Michael and Tush met 5 years ago when Tush was a tourist guide and Michael needed a guide to set up adventure tours. Michael fell in love inside 30 seconds and while it took 6 months for Tush to except that maybe there was something there, they have been in love ever since.
Michael bought Welikande 10 years ago on a whim not really having a clue what to do with it. He originally wanted to buy a little summer house, but ended up with his own kingdom of 12 acres of land and 6 houses on a mountain.
Their mission is to create a home away from home for the many, particularly young people, who join us here, so they can relax feel safe and loved for a few precious days, and many stay longer than planned.
Yoga started in 2017 at Welikande as an additional offer to then predominantly trekking guests, and gradually yoga retreats have since taken over.
We directly supports 10 local families from the hotel and have many other families reliant on our hotel from shops to trekking guides.
Continue reading Michael and Tush's story here, we promise its good.
One thing is certain when you visit Welikande, you will always be welcomed here with open arms and treated as family.