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Local Experiences

Discover Sri Lankan Landscapes & Culture

Enjoy nature, learn about the culture and meet our neighbors

All the experiences we have created are around our local community. To meet and greet, to learn from them, and smile with them. This is also to create work within this small area, giving them the possibility to work with us together to give you a great time.

All activities we organize are including transport, lunch and a guide to ensure you have a stress-free experience whilst staying at Welikande Estate.

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Yoga Immersion

Created to give you a deeper understanding and experience of the 8 limbs of yoga, how the practice is a part of a lifestyle and how this has a positive influence on our well-being.

 

The teacher will provide you with answers to any questions you might have and how you could continue integrating yoga as a lifestyle after leaving Welikande Estate.

Tea Plantation & Waterfall Tour

By tuk-tuk you will go to the nearby waterfalls for a refreshing swim and lunch in a local restaurant.

 

Then the guide will bring you along for a visit to a tea plantation and discover the story behind the different teas, and see the process from plucking to packaging.

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Ayurvedic Wellness Treatment

Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu system of medicine that is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. Through the use of local herbs and oils, the physical body receives a deep relaxing massage, which then has positive effects on the mind. The treatment includes a herbal steam bath, traditionally called Vashta Swedha. By the use of steam, infused with medicinal herbs pores and skin will be cleansed.

Heeloya Trek

You will find yourself in the company of one of our state-licensed tour guides for a beautiful trek in the Heeloya National Park. The guides will tell you all about the different herbs and spices that grow around and are used in the food we serve. The trek is a great experience to profoundly connect with the elements of nature, as taken from the ancient teachings within Ayurveda. You hike through rice paddies, tea plantations, pine forests, and past villagers’ homes to get a sense of the landscape and culture. We eat lunch at a waterfall, where you have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim before we head back to Welikande.

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High Knuckles Trek

Named after its uncanny likeness to human knuckles, the Knuckles Mountain Range is a gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular spot for hikers. This trek is made for hikers who love a challenge.

 

The 17-26km hike takes you to the highest peak and provides spectacular views of the rolling hills and valley below. 

Local cooking experience

A trip to Sri Lanka would be incomplete without an introduction to Sri Lankan cooking. We start the day at a local bakery and practice our bread-making skills. On this day you get to make your own lunch in an outdoor kitchen with the view of mountains and rice paddy fields. Most of the ingredients like jackfruit, green leaves, coconuts and other fruits and vegetables will be harvested directly on the property before cooking. Enjoy lunch in the roof of the wooden house and take a swim in the river. 

There is an option to visit a local potter and attempt to make traditional food bowls and pots with clay sourced in the area. Just ask! 

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Kandy Culture Tour

Kandy is both an administrative and religious city. Home to Sri Lanka’s famous Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world.   Kandy Lake is an artificial creation by one of the past rulers and today, it is a scenic centre piece of the town. There are many places you can visit on the tour like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kandy View Point, Dalada, and many great places to shop and eat at. 

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