For Boutique hotels in Sri Lanka - Casa Heliconia is a perfect locale to be placed close to the capital Colombo city and airport whilst enjoying the charm of rural living in Sri Lanka. Read on and explore airport hotel.
Worship & Architechture
The care with which the Uruwala Temple’s building & artifacts are maintained is touching evidence of the devotion of Sri Lanka’s Buddhists. The monks can provide enchanting details associated with the temple complex, some of whose structures are hewn from the rock.
Carved out of solid rock on three levels, Waruna Temple features buttressed walls, high overhangs & drip ledges that protect a series of ancient frescoes, now reduced to outlines. The strenuous climb to the roof of the temple is rewarded by the magnificent tropical vegetation.
The hamlet of Dedigama, the mid-12th century capital of one of the three principalities into which Sri Lanka was divided in the pre-colonial era. The village has many remains & artifacts from that time, some housed in the local museum, & most bear the stamp of Dedigama’s most illustrious son, King Parakrambahu the Great.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Enjoy the quintessential village life by taking a stroll around the surrounding Webadamulla village and meet the locals, visit the temple, and watch and learn how to make traditional clay pots or observe the methods of the labourers in the paddy fields
Dulpotha is an acre of isolated rural our land within easy reach of Casa Heliconia, where you can enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree views of paddy fields paired with a delicious picnic of local produce and a good book. Talk to the locals and get to know how it all works or simply watch and admire the rhythm of the village.
Visit the local fruit and vegetable market of Meerigama and watch the traders in action whilst learning about the local fruits, vegetables and spices.
Stop off at one of the many stalls in the “Village of Cashew Nuts (Cadjugama)” and taste the variety of flavoured cashews or cadju’s as they are locally known. Chili roasted cadju are a local treat whilst raw cadjus can be used as a tropical ingredient in curries and salads or as a gift to take home.
The busy little village of Wewaldeniya provides an outlet for locally made cane baskets & mats in its bazaar.
Ambepussa is also a popular local halt for those with a sweet tooth searching for Thala (sesame) seed grinded with Jaggery (solid palm honey) Thalagulis which are freshly made at Jinadasa’s shop among others.