Polwatta Eco Lodge
To meet the increasing demand for Responsible Tourism, Polwaththa Eco Lodges was established in 2010 giving guests the opportunity to experience rural life in Sri Lanka and for the local community to benefit therefrom. It was necessary to find a village not too far from the touristic route but still remote, with a pleasant climate, a pristine environment and an authentic Sri Lankan village inhabited by hospitable people – not an easy task by any means, but we did not have to look far. Lying just 19 Km from Kandy city, the owner’s ancestral village was there for the taking - a perfect fit! With humble beginnings and a huge challenge ahead, Polwaththa Eco Lodges was launched at a time when Sustainable Tourism was beginning to pick up. From then on, there was no looking back and our determination to succeed finally paid off, winning the TripAdvisor Certificate for Excellence for the last 4 years - thanks to our dedicated and friendly staff who are proudly our own villagers and our esteemed guests who supported us with great reviews and encouraged us to forge ahead. Our enthusiasm to satisfy our guests continues and we strive to meet the demands of the ever-changing trends in modern-day tourism. As we see it, the desire to change the world is to uplift the living standards of mankind - at a huge cost to the environment. Our aim is to provide, besides an enjoyable holiday, an experience - based more on spiritual values and less on material uplift, which will hopefully have a positive influence on your own life. This to us, is one sure way of sustaining this world for us to live in harmony and for our future generations to benefit from.