The Mount View Holiday Bungalow

Location

The Mount View Bungalow is situated around 125 KM away from Colombo and from Gampola there are about 2KM to the Mount View Bungalow. If you are traveling from Colombo towards Gampola town you have to turn your way to the right direction at the Cepetco Petrol Station and enter the road which is leading to the Ambuluwawa Mountain range. If you are travelling in the Kandy – Nawalapitiya road from the Nawalapitiya direction, turn your way to the left at Cepetco Petrol Station place and enter the road leading to the Ambuluwawa.

The Villa “Mount View” lies in approx. 3.567 ft above sea level (temperature at night mostly 12° to 15° Celsius) and 3.5 km outside of Gampola in the midst of forests and tea fields. The wonderful view of the large terrace gave the house its name. It belongs to the “Lotus-Villa”, which is renowned for its authentic ayurvedic treatments. The Villa “Mount View” has 3 double rooms and a single room and a chef, who prepares Sri Lankan gastronomic delicacies in such a way that is also a joy for European palate.

Expanded walking-tours invite to the study of the environment.

Particularly the observation tower “Ambuluwawa” with the surrounding temples is famous in Sri Lanka and a popular trip goal. It can be achieved from the Villa “Mount View” in approx. 1.5 hours on foot or in approx. 20 min by car.

The centricity of the Villa “Mount View” makes it possible to visit also tourist interesting places within a day’s journey:

  • Kandy with the famous tooth temple – 30 min
  • Nuwara Eliya tea factory on 2000 m height with the tea plantations – 2.5 hours
  • on same distance the “Adams peak” with footprint of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and Hindu-Temples – also 2.5 hours.
  • the kings palace Sigiriya and the rock temple Dambulla – 2-3 hours
  • the antique excavations of Anuradhapura – 3-4 hours
  • the antique excavations of Pollonaruwa – 3-4 hours

Gampola, where our bungalow is located, situated close to Kandy in the central province of Sri Lanka. Gampola was built as capital of the island by king Buwanekabahu the VI, who governed in the middle of the 14th century for 4 years. The last king of Gampola was king Buwanekabahu V. He governed the island for 29 years.