Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
About Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
Located away from the hustle and bustle of the Kandy City Centre, the Galaha Tea Bungalow is an old planter's bungalow which has been carefully refurbished to retain its old world charm. A range of modern bathrooms and many conveniences have been added to the guestrooms and the bungalow to make your holiday more memorable. The interiors of the bungalow are charming while they are adorned with local antiques, art that represent the local culture and photographs displaying the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. Other than sipping a warm cup of Ceylon Tea in the evenings, guests can also spend their holiday bird watching, trekking and even cycling through the winding hills of Galaha.
Location of Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
The Galaha Tea Bungalow is located about 20 km off Peradeniya along the Moragolla - Galaha Road and is easily accessible via road. The winding roads through the hill country will lead you to this century old planter's bungalow which depicts the exteriors and interiors of a colonial period living space. Transport can be arranged from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake which will take about 4 hours. There is also a daily express train that leaves from Colombo Fort through Peradeniya in about 2 1/2 hours while transport can be arranged up to the bungalow.
Accommodation at Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
There are standard deluxe rooms that can be booked as single and double rooms while you can also book the entire Galaha Tea Bungalow which is perfect for 10 guests. The deluxe rooms are fully furnished while the bathrooms provide hot water facilities. The rooms consist of wooden furniture, comfortable bedding and windows that open out to the beautiful countryside of Galaha. 24 / 7 room service is available if you wish to stay in your room.
Facilities at Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
The Galaha Tea Bungalow offers a number of facilities for guests arriving to spend a memorable holiday in the hills. Guests are able to enjoy traditional Ceylon tea in the mornings which is served by the butler. The in-house chef will suggest daily meals based upon the fresh produce that is available for the day while guests can enjoy home cooked Sri Lankan or Indian cuisine. The bungalow offers guests an a la carte menu with Western / Eastern / Sri Lankan and Indian dishes. Guests can also request for a spirits and wines from the collection of the bungalow.
The Galaha Tea Bungalow also offers Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24 hour room service facility for guests who prefer to have meals in the privacy of their rooms, a mini library for guests who would love to enjoy a bit of reading, a Jacuzzi to soak in, ample parking facilities and free accommodation for the driver and guide in the annex area of the bungalow. The garden area is huge with various exotic flowers, organic vegetables and local herbs.
Excursions and Day Tours from Galaha Tea Bungalow, Peradeniya
A number of activities can be organized for guests to enjoy while holidaying at the Galaha Tea Estate in Peradeniya. A day picnic can be organized to the James Taylor tea estate who claims to be the first tea planter in Sri Lanka. A Tea experience can be organized where guests are offered a tour to witness the age old tea making process while they can end it by tasting some of the best Ceylon Tea. Complimentary mountain bikes are available at the bungalow for guests to explore the surrounding hills and valleys while guides are recommended for longer rides. Nature trails, hiking and country walks can be organized to suit your requirements. Excursions can also be made to the Kandy city, the Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya, the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hanthana and the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
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