Ganemulla, Sri Lanka
April 10, 2007
All these rooms are specially designed to indulge the guests with a panoramic view of a range of picturesque hills. Each and every room ensures its luxury provided with cable TV, well stocked mini bar, electronic safe, air-conditioning, hot and cold water, etc. The tea room of Amaya Hills is very special, it has its own warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy a cup of world famous Sri Lankan tea. You could enjoy all the Sri Lankan tea flavors including High grown tea (comes from Nuwara-eliya region), mid grown tea (comes from Hanthana, Gampola, Kandy area) and Low grown tea (comes from Rantapura, Deniyaya area). Also the Dumbara Bar allows you to have an evening drink in a relaxed setting inspired by woven mats of Dumbara, Kandy while the Rasawasala restaurant serves an array of Sri Lankan and International cuisine by an expert chef in an indoor and terrace seating.
Le Garage, the underground nightclub, in a high mountain setting opens every Saturday till 2am in the morning. With its own techniques for a deep relaxation, the Ayurvedic Spa offers number of holistic therapies and Ayurveda treatments including one week and two week wellness programs. Some of the most popular treatments are Herbal Oil Body Treatment (herbal body massage, herbal steam, and herbal bath), Vashpa Sveda (herbal oil and steam treatment), Avagaha Sveda (Rejuvenating herbal bath), Herbal Oil Head Treatment (head massage with vital point treatment), Vaktra Chikitsa (herbal facial treatment) and Reflexology (foot massage treatments with whole body effects). Spend few hours with nature, the morning and evening bird trails are one of the most attractive features the Amaya Hills offers.
Mr. Susantha (the Naturalist of the hotel) will take you through the breathtaking Hanthana hills to observe number of bird species. About 380 bird species (including endemics and migrant birds) are recorded from this area. Sri Lanka Spur Fowl, Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, Sri Lanka Yellow Fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka Myna, Sri Lanka Layard’s Parakeet, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, White Browed Fantail, Brown Fish Owl are some of the bird species you could observe during this trail. Also about 65 species of butterflies and mammals, number of coffee varieties, number of spices including cardamom, pepper, etc., could be observed while you are on the bird-watching.
Nice flower arrangements and the friendly staff are something that specially have to be mentioned about this hotel. Some of the other very attractive features the Amaya Hills offers are • Tractor rides through the jungle • Safari trips to Kaudulla, Minneriya and Wasgomuwa National parks • Flat water rafting through the Mahaweli river • Visit the Udawattekale • Cultural visits to Sri Dalada Maligawa, Gadaladeniya, Ambakke etc. • Cultural drama and dancing lessons • Traditional sports • Cooking demonstrations by the chef • Yoga lessons • Golf tours • Visit to a meditation centre.
From journal Amaya Hills