and Ayurveda Holidays in a Traditional Village in Sri Lanka
has been a pilgrimage
site for thousands of years and
remains an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Sri
is a beautiful private hide-away open to guests for part of the year; a
place of total peace, where you can experience the warm, generous and
gentle hospitality which Sri Lankans love to offer.
Ulpotha is a traditional working village
cradled on the one side by low mountains and a lotus ringed lake, and
on the other by tiny emerald green paddy fields. Our focus, at present,
is on the restoration of an ageless agricultural way of life including
bio-diverse organic farming and reforestation of the land and its
are welcome to Ulpotha and those who come will find a natural
sanctuary of exceptional beauty where the main activity is
simply relaxing in its remarkable atmosphere of peace and calm.
However, for those more purposeful in nature, Ayurveda
therapies and Yoga classes are available. The Ayurveda
is administered by Dr Srilal Mudunkothge, an acclaimed practitioner of
this ancient, holistic medical art, while the Yoga
classes are led
by some of the world's leading Yoga teachers.
would also like you to see Ulpotha through the eyes of some of our
former guests - people who have
experienced Ulpotha just as you will. Before booking a holiday we recommend you
Fortnight in Ulpotha - a personal
impression of Ulpotha written by author and broadcaster, Moyra Bremner, together
with comments from our Guest
numerous articles from The
Press. Or, for a more pragmatic description of Ulpotha from someone who had never been on a Yoga Holiday before, have a look at this down-to-earth account written by Daniel Roberts, director of a large online retail company, on his experience. Similarly, you might find the article that appears in the Green Rooms guidebook useful, as we feel it presents Ulpotha quite accurately and succinctly.
you information on Ayurveda treatments, Yoga classes,
Massage, and other activities and facilities
available, while the Rates and Dates shows you the cost of your hoilday in Ulpotha and our schedule of activities.
revenues from guests holidaying in Ulpotha are spent supporting the
local community, as Ulpotha is not run on a profit-generating basis. In
addition, Ulpotha operates and supplies a free, year round Ayurvedic
clinic treating over 100 local villagers a week.
Though Ulpotha has been kindly bestowed with various accolades relating to yoga and its eco-credentials - some of which are cited in this web site - we would like to stress that these are from guests and visitors who have seen and experienced Ulpotha through their own eyes and sensibilities. These compliments have been happy accidents and the serendipitous result of Ulpotha's organic journey to be nothing other than what it is - a place of magical natural beauty and stillness.
We look forward to seeing you in Ulpotha.
We love it - and we hope you will too.