The Other Corner in Habarana

October 2012| 1,110 views

The pool

The pool

Situated within the cultural triangle, only 172km from the heart of Colombo and five minuntes drive from the town of Habarana ‘The Other Corner’ is within close proximity to jungle treks, hiking, bird watching, jeep safaris, boat rides and historical sites.

This lodge is located within easy reach of famous must-see destinations like Dambulla, The World Heritage Site Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Strict Nature Reserve, Cave Temple & Forest Monastery Ritigalaga, Willpattu, Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Hurulla Eco-park, the beach towns of Trincomalee, Pasikuda/Kalkhuda and the cultural cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. ‘The Main Lodge’ of ‘The Other Corner’ consists of two family rooms with all facilities. Guest can also enjoy the swimming pool and savour their meals in the open air restaurant. The main lodge is built on solid stilts and is covered in clay and logs which gives it a beautiful earthen feel. Detached from the main lodge is a one bedroom unit with attached bath and verandah aptly named the ‘Writers Rest’. Latest additions are the air conditioned, two units. The addition of two identical AC chalets with additional beds for triple bookings and all facilities are now available. The chalets include front patios that open out into the vast gardens and have access to an upper deck.

‘High Hide’, designed in the fashion of a tree house is an ideal observation post. The two new additions to the lodge; interconnected ‘tree cottages’ on stilts are solidly built with wooden finishes. The ‘tree cottages’ incorporate modern facilities and space to accomadate two or three guests in each cottage.

Experienced Sri Lankan cooks provide a variety of dishes which range from traditional cuisine to popular eastern and western dishes. Special requests by house guests are also facilitated whenever the need arises.