Buddhist quietness in the valley water falls

COMMUNITY

Very rural and close to nature
 

LIVELYHOOD

Villagers grow rice and tropical fruit

FAMOUS FOR

Rathna waterfalls and rice terraces

RELIGION

The village is Buddhist 

LANGUAGE

Sinhalese and very limited English

TRAVELLERS

Unlikely to meet other foreigners

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3 nIGHTS IN hasalaka VILLAGE

120 EUR (norm 150€)

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, mosquito nets and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (visiting rice fields and see how it grows, depending on the season)

  • Hiking to the waterfalls and taking a bath

  • Visiting the local temple

  • Meeting the savings group

6 nights IN hasalaka VILLAGE

200 EUR (norm 250€)

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, mosquito nets and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (visiting rice fields and see how it grows, depending on the season)

  • Hiking to the waterfalls and taking a bath

  • Visiting the local temple

  • Meeting the savings group

  • Visiting the buddhist Mahiyanagana Raja Maha Vihara temple

  • Visiting the Hasalaka tank or candle island for picnic

DUARA CONTACT: JAyasiri

Jayasiri is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Hasalaka. He makes sure there is someone to meet you and introduce you to your host family. You can contact him in case you have questions before or during your stay.

I am Jayasiri. I have a generous heart and I’m willing to help others in need. I also have an ability to face challenging situations, which is something I learnt from the Seminary as I was doing Philosophy.”

Are you hesitating to book directly? Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: elina@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: elina@duaratravels.com


HOW TO GET THERE

The bus ride to Hasalaka from Kandy takes about 3 hours. By private car or taxi the ride takes 2 hours. The ride from Ella takes about the same time, but there is no direct bus route - you need to change a couple of times. Jayasiri will be happy to help you with the details!

 

OTHER things to do near hasalaka village

Ask your hosts how to get to Sorabora Wewa, an ancient irrigation reservoir nearby Hasalaka.

The famous view point of Corbet's Gap is located in the mountains 2 hours from Hasalaka, it's worth of a day trip!