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Kahandamodara, Tangalle

Kahandamodara - Tangalle BR bungalow       Kahandamodara - Tangalle Cottage

Named after the flocks of peacocks (monaras) that strut across the land, this 10 acre retreat lies on the eastern bank of the Urubokka Oya. Open scrub land typical to the southern dry zone merges with river-side vegetation. We are gradually turning parts of the high ground back into a dry zone farm, whilst foresting other parts of the land.

Facilities:-

·  Central Restaurant and Living room / Yoga Hall

·  Central kitchen

·  Both eastern and western menus with strong emphasis on local cuisine

·  Most fruits and vegetables are grown in-house

 

Located in Kahandamodara, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Back of Beyond Kahandamodara is around 20 minutes drive from Tangalle and around 2.5 hrs from the Kottawa interchange (Expressway).

·  The eco-retreat is situated in a 14-acre property of indigenous trees, lawns, marshes, and fruit and vegetable cultivation.

·  The property has over 300 m of river frontage, and is within 5 minutes drive/cycle ride, or 10 minutes walk/boat ride to the beach.

·  The property also consists of a farm with many varieties of organically grown fruits and vegetables

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Location

Rooms

Consists of 4 units with a total of 9 rooms – a 4 bedroom Villa, two – 2 bedroom villas and a single bedroom cottage

Each Unit can be booked individually, or the entire place can be booked together for larger groups

4 Bedroom bungalow ( Siyamabala) :-

·   All 4 bed room have an attached bathroom with hot and cold showers

·   Accommodates around 8 adults and 4 children

·   All bedrooms have ceiling fans and mosquito nets

·   Dining area with cement dining table and 8 chairs

·   Living areas downstairs, and upstairs

·   Outdoor barbecue area and space for ‘hanging out’ just outside the bungalow

·   Small pantry with fridge

·   Small library

·   Huge lawn and garden

2 Bedroom Villa (Debara):-

·  Both bedrooms have an attached bathroom with hot and cold showers

·  Accommodates around 4 adults and 2 children

·  All bedrooms have ceiling fans and mosquito nets

·  Dining and Living areas

·  Verandah overlooking the river

·  Small kitchen with fridge and single-burner gas cooker

·  Large garden

2 Bedroom Villa (Bulu):-

·   Both bedrooms have an attached bathroom with

·   Hot and cold showers

·   Accommodates around 4 adults and 2 children

·   All bedrooms have ceiling fans and mosquito nets

·   Dining and Living areas

·   Upstair balcony and living space overlooking the beach and river

·   Verandah overlooking the river

·   Small kitchen with fridge and single-burner gas Cooker

·    Large garden

Cottage (Kohomba) :-

·   The bedroom has an attached bathroom with hot and cold showers

·   Accommodates around 2 adults and 1 child

·   The bedroom has a ceiling fan and mosquito nets

·   The cottage has a private Dining and Living area and a rooftop balcony overlooking the river

·   Large garden

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Dining

At Monara Thanne our cook will prepare a wide variety of Sri Lankan as well as western dishes. The flavour of the southern coast predominates in the Sri Lankan food, and there is a distinct ‘Sri Lankan touch’ to the western dishes. In addition to vegetables and fruits, our home garden will give you a variety of fresh ‘green leaves’ that have now become all but inaccessible to the urban Sri Lankan. For those tempted to eat out on clear starry nights, we have prepared a barbeque space outside Siyambala.

We can also pack you a picnic lunch should you be spending the day exploring. The bungalow and cottage are offered on Bed and Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board basis.

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Sports & Entertainment

Activities:-

·   Cycles

·   Kayaks

·   Swimming Pool (1 m depth throughout)

·   Beach Volleyball court

·   Boat rides or kayaking in the lagoon

·   Swimming

·   Beach walk

·   Fisherman’s activities

·   Lagoon baths

·   Kayaking

Nature Tours & Excursions

Other interesting places to visit:-

·   Yala, Bundala and Udawalawe National Parks

·   Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary

·   Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

·   Temples at Tissamaharama and Kirinda

·   Mulkirigala Rock Temple

·   Blow hole at Seenimodara

·    Ussangoda National Park