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Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya

Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 172 Speciality lodging in Sigiriya
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Located in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka and within 30 minutes from Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Dehigaha ela is situated in a circular clearing at the base of a hill, ringed in by the thick forest on the sweeping curve of the two streams. It is a small secret place for all forms of wildlife - elephants, sambhur, deer, birds, butterflies - to visit. It is an ideal location for those who dream of sleeping under the stars, of exploring the jungle and streams on foot with all its joys and little discomforts. We have of course, added the comforts and care. The entire retreat is powered by solar energy. A backup generator is also provided. All hot water is also supplied via solar energy. A biogas generator has been installed to convert kitchen waste to bio gas for cooking. All tree houses and boulder cottages in this retreat are designed to be very open to nature, with coconut thatch roofing, wooden floors, and folding bamboo tats. Each lodge maintains standards of comfort by providing fans, mosquito nets, and modern toilets. The eco-retreat consists of a 2 tree houses and 4 boulder cottages. Each of the tastefully furnished units, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding environment. The reception, living and dining areas are separate, and the staff and drivers quarters are also housed separately to allow maximum privacy to guests. The surrounding forest is a haven for birds, smaller mammals and larger mammals such as deer, sambhur and even elephants. Guests enjoy bathing in the two streams that meet at the border to our property. One stream starts closeby hence has icy cold water, whereas the larger stream has warmer water. The crystal clear water of the nearby stream is full of small fish that provide a natural, free foot spa to the delight of our guests. A nature trail is also available in the property. The property also boasts of a large man-made pond that is full of lotuses and water lilies. This too attracts a wide variety of bird life and small fishes. A butterfly garden has also recently been started at Dehigaha ela. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kaludiya Pokuna, Wewela tank etc
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Kamalakkannan T wrote a review Nov 2020
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions2 helpful votes
We were aware that we had booked a glamping site but we never quite expected it to be this close to nature! Living in a tree house with a few hemp or coir curtains and one side completely open, made us a bit nervous on the first day. Well, it took some time to let the reality sink in and we went on to enjoy it! Lovely locale with natural streams nearby. The staff and chef were extremely courteous and genuinely service-oriented. The chef was simply awesome and encouraged us to try the local cuisines. Delicious food every time. Obviously, this place is a bit difficult to reach by normal transport. Either you need to use their SUV or use the local "auto-rickshaw" (tuk-tuk). We were so surprised to see how the tuk-tuk so adventurously navigated the bumps and pits. A bit bumpy ride but that's what you can expect in the wild nature! Good place to stay since you could visit Sigiriya rock or Polonnurwa or other historic sites. Make sure you return to the camp before sunset - heed the advice from the staff. On one evening when we were late, it was absolutely pitch dark and we suddenly encountered a small family of elephants and another single elephant on the way, just a few meters away. The manager who was driving the vehicle was well trained to handle the situation and managed it well, much to our trepidation. If you have time, do take a dip in the beautiful, cold stream beyond the dining hall. How long ago did you take a bath in the natural waters? There is also a nice swing on the other side - which your kids will enjoy. There is absolute zero connectivity here and no possibilities of any communication with the insane world outside! Unless, you go to the town. You cannot have a better digital detox than this! Of course, it sounds a bit of pricey. Well, to maintain such a place in its natural environment and at the same time, make it liveable is not easy. It's once in a life-time experience. Enjoy folks!! Do not miss it.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Since most of the rooms are in their natural environs, you pick your style (on the rock, by the...
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Govin K wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place .. beautiful mornings ... amazing staff.. and time spent with the manager Kallum n the efforts he n his staff made were out of the world ... thanks a ton to them to make the trip so memorable ...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Travelling Couple wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand58 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights in December in a boulder cottage, the team were kind enough to arrange a night in a tree house for us too! The staff there could not be more helpful and kind. They are clearly so passionate about their work and their resort. There are monkeys and wildlife all around, beautiful. Back of beyond really is in the middle of nowhere as the name suggests. Be prepared for bumpy tracks to and from, it is not easy to just pop in and out of. I think you have to come here looking for peace and space though so why try and get back to hustle and bustle while you’re there? The accommodations are really exposed to the elements which can take some getting used to as a city dweller. Bring bug spray and use the nets. You are at one with nature, back to basics. Open roofed shower rooms mean that little guests can join you as they please. Solar heated water means you may have the odd fresh shower and there is a limit on water. The food was really excellent, plentiful and varied. The safari trip was incredible and we learnt and saw so much, we also really enjoyed a sunset boat bird watching trip it was truly stunning. I was 16 weeks pregnant at the time and they could not have been more accommodating and caring toward me, truly lovely. It was a great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sugath thennakoon wrote a review Feb 2020
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
100% naturally.I have no words to explain these little haven.So beauty full ,silence wild experience for us.kindly hospitality and good foods fresh juice, Rooms are very comfortable and clean.nice place.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: best natural wild wive
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Response from BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review Sugath. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day! Warm regards, Mandi.
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Pasindu wrote a review Jan 2020
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Its a place must go. Perfect hideout off the grid. Natural surrounding is perfect for a nature lover. Tree houses were awsome and the food is super fresh and delecious. Friendy staff and they were helpfull atall the times. Highly recommended for a peacefull holiday out from busy cities and endless busy lifestyle. Natural waterways are perfect for a bath or a dipin. Perfect nature resort and a sustainable chain of resorts.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hi Pazi! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you loved Wild Haven in Dehigaha Ela - its by far one of our most beautiful properties and as you say, perfect for nature lovers. Hope you will come and visit some of our other Back of Beyond eco-retreats soon! Warm regards, Mandi.
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Sri LankaCentral ProvinceSigiriya
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Frequently Asked Questions about Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya
Which popular attractions are close to Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Nearby attractions include Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress (5.6 km), Pidurangala Rock (6.3 km), and Sigiriya Museum (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kenoli restaurant, Sigiriya wew Thawulla Restaurant, and Gamagedara village food.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Back of Beyond Wild Haven - Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.