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ULPOTHA

A village in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA - Ulpotha

Ulpotha has been a retreat site for thousands of years and remains a perfect place for a Yoga holiday or an Ayurveda retreat in the heart of Sri Lanka. It's a beautiful hide-away open to guests for holidays and retreats for part of the year and is a place of total peace. You may come here to experience Yoga holidays and Ayurveda retreats and the warm, generous and gentle hospitality the people of Sri Lanka love to offer.

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In free Ayurveda clinic Dr. Srilal diagnoses and dispenses free medicines to over 100 local villagers weekly.

Dr.Srilal Mudunkothge
Chief Physician

HIGHLIGHTS

THE BEST YOGA RETREAT IN THE WORLD - The Observer Magazine

ULPOTHA - A VILLAGE IN SRI LANKA

Ulpotha has been a retreat site for thousands of years and remains a perfect place for a Yoga holiday or an Ayurveda retreat in the heart of Sri Lanka. It's a beautiful hide-away open to guests for holidays and retreats for part of the year and is a place of total peace. You may come here to experience Yoga holidays and Ayurveda retreats and the warm, generous and gentle hospitality the people of Sri Lanka love to offer.

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"The best yoga retreat in the world!" (The Observer Magazine)

Deep in the jungle, surrounded by the Galgiriyawa Mountains, nature remains in her full magisterial glory. Nestled under the sheltering palm trees, a small group of huts circling an old manor house look like upside-down birds nests with their dung floors and cadjan roofs. Ancient elephants paths criss-cross through the village and there have been sightings of a rare cobra on the path to the lake.

Rebuilt on the layout of a deserted traditional village Ulpotha's foundations are laid on the timeless grounds of nature, history, ritual and myth. According to local legend, pilgrims traveling from India in search of Lord Kataragama (son of Shiva) believed that Ulpotha, set within the seven hills, was the sacred site associated with the deity.

To visit Ulpotha is to step back into the land that time forgot: it's a rare place where all the influences of our technological age evaporate no plastic, no phones, no electricity, no glaring screens or newspapers. But a lot of yoga led by some of the world's leading yoga teachers, and obviously amazing ayurvedic treatments. Ulpotha is a place of total peace, where you can experience the warm, generous and gentle hospitality Sri Lankans love to offer. After a few days, presence settles in, the past becomes another country, the future a distant land.

The sri lankan star-scape is crystal clear. There is minimal light pollution, with the South Pole being the nearest landmass to the south, India to the North, Africa to the West and Inodnesia to the east. Looking to the Infinite in total peace. It's a strange paradox that to see into the furthest reaches of forever you need not light , but dark.The Night sky is the only thing that is almost exactly what our ancient ancestors would have witnessed as we do. Everyone feels that Ulpotha belongs to them, because when one finds a sacred place in nature it nurtures one's own nature.

Ulpotha : A Kitchen in Paradise

LOCATION: Sri Lanka,

  • LOCATION: Sri Lanka, Ulpotha
  • AIRPORT: Colombo - 4 hours
  • TYPE: Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
  • ROOMS: 11 huts
  • DINING: All inclusive (vegetarian)
  • CHILDREN: Consultation
  • SPA: Ayurveda
  • YOGA: Several times a day
  • MEDITATION: Yes
  • BEACH: No (but there is lake)
  • POOL: No
  • ECO: Yes - No Electricity




 

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