Skip to content
Front view.Sitting area.
Private room in bungalow
Galkadawala Forest Lodge, Habarana. (c)
Galkadawala Forest Lodge, Habarana. (c)
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check In

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Check Out
You won’t be charged yet


TAILOR MADE SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON .... NOV ' 17 TO MAR '2018 ... depending on the length of the stay ... whether you are single, a couple ... family or a group of friends : )

2 Forest Lodges nestled in the centre of the "Cultural Triangle" and 3 Wildlife Parks.
Habarana is on the main road to Trincomalee, Passikudha, Batticaloa, Arugambay & Kandy.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 10AM

24 Reviews

Check In
Alex User Profile
January 2018
A wonderful and unique experience. Cannot recommend enough. Amazing food, a wonderful hostess in Maulie and a very special setting and environment. Missing the forest already...!

Jessica User Profile
January 2018
Galkadawala is a very special place. This is our fourth year visiting Sri Lanka and we highly recommend a two or three night stay. It is central to so many sights and Maulie will coordinate drivers and breakfast to go for you. We only stayed two nights and I wish we’d had three. …

Neda User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! A high end and beautifully designed outdoor retreat, with fantastic food too. Amazing to go to sleep with the forest sounds all around. This was exactly what we hoped it would be and we would definitely recommend! Maulie was an excellent host and very responsive.

Janina User Profile
April 2017
A fantastic, special place to stay if you after a off-the beaten track, in the mid of nature, special experience. Fantastic houses of re-used, natural materials in a re-forested area which the owner Maulie all did. Open houses where you wake up to the sounds of birds, monkeys, ma…
Maulie User Profile
Response from Maulie:
Dear Janina, Thank you for visiting us with your lovely family. We enjoyed your company very very much. Yes, I would love to have you and your family back ..... may be when the boys are older ??? : )
April 2017

Zoe User Profile
December 2016
We were met at the nearest train station by a tuk tuk and driven into the jungle. Galkadawala is beautifully wild, surrounded and immersed in nature - a real treat for the senses. The lodge backs onto a tank teeming with life - we saw snakes, water buffalo, mongoose, monitor li…

Julia User Profile
September 2016
What a refreshing, close to nature, and unique experience. Buried in the jungle at the end of a long dusty track, Maulie's home provides the city sore with a chance to breathe again. We loved it and will not forget it. It is one of the highlights of our Sri Lanka tour.

Chloe User Profile
September 2016
I can not describe just how wonderful the Forest Lodge is. Maulie and her team are fantastic and made us feel very welcome and confortable. Galkadawala is such a special place to stay - the lodges are beautiful - the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature. A great place…

Sri LankaJoined in September 2012
Maulie User Profile
I am the owner of Galkadawala Forest Lodge. After 25 years in the rat race, started what I always wanted to do .... a Lodge in the wilderness where one can enjoy nature as it is. I enjoy it very much, especially hosting others who wants to experience it. I love their company!
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

The neighbourhood

Similar listings