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Cultural Triangle

Uga Ulagalla

Serenity and tranquility in the Cultural Triangle

Historic boutique hotel set in natural splendour

The former ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, Uga Ulagalla is a beautiful boutique property set among 58 acres of lush tropical gardens in the Cultural Triangle.

At the heart of the hotel is a 150-year-old mansion which is surrounded by 25 villas, each with a private deck, plunge pool and huge windows looking out over paddy fields, forest or the lake. The two-bedroom Nikawewa Villa with separate living and dining room is perfect for families. The further two room categories are the  Deluxe Pool Villa  and Ulgalla Pool Villa.

Fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden are used to create mouthwatering Sri Lankan cuisine, which you can enjoy in the main restaurant, on your private deck or in the beautiful surroundings of the paddy fields.

Enjoy some time out at the spa, a tranquil haven where you can unwind with a rejuvenating treatment. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as a pool table in the main house.


25 spacious and luxurious villas

Mouth-watering cuisine to be enjoyed in the restaurant or on your private deck

Large, refreshing uutdoor swimming pool

Indulgent and pampering focused spa

Set within a sprawling 58-acre lush green garden

The impact of your stay:

  • Ulagalla demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable building practices, especially in its construction within remote communities. The UGA group has purposefully chosen locations in remote and rural areas, allowing for a positive impact on these communities and a more equitable distribution of tourism benefits.
  • In addressing the growing health concern of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) prevalent in the region, particularly in Anuradhapura, Ulagalla took steps to establish Reverse Osmosis plants in the village of Athungama, providing a crucial source of safe drinking water for 250 families.
  • Ulagalla is actively engaged in Sri Lankan Elephant conservation, partnering with Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando of the Centre for Conservation and Research, Sri Lanka. Recognizing the impact of habitat loss and deforestation on human-elephant conflict (HEC), the hotel tracks elephant movements. The on-site Elephant Research Centre (ERC) educates guests on conservation, and through fundraising, Ulagalla supports HEC projects, including strategic electric fencing and community education programmes.
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