Cadjan Earth

Immerse yourself in tranquility – Cadjan Earth is set amidst 100 acres of mature trees- margosa, tamarind, mango- man made lakes, and vegetable plantation. Off the beaten tourist path in little visited Anamaduwa but just two and a half hours from Colombo step into a slice of rural Sri Lankan life. The entire space, from the lake to to the tree villas, trails and viewing points from which you can spot over 100 species of birds, butterflies and dragonflies has been crafted with relaxation in mind and from every point of the two villas you see nothing but the wilderness.

Both the lake villa and tree house were created using traditional materials and techniques – clay, wood and our signature woven cadjan - coconut thatch. But within the cool clay walls you’ll find modern comforts – plunge pools  and fans and, unlikely as it sounds, you wont need them!  The breeze flowing under our gently sloping roof and wafting through the porous clay will be more than sufficient. And there’s no better entertainment than the sites and sounds of nature.

Accommodation

In the property there are two mud and wood walled  villas, a tree house and a lake house.

The Lake Villa: is an open plan structure with two double beds.  The villa’s  bathroom is fitted with a deep cement bath tub and hot water. The room looks out onto our small man made lake and the expansive shared living space is ideal for board games, bird watching and enjoying our signature meals.

The Tree House: Features two rooms on the upper story with a bathroom located downstairs. The rooms are designed without doors or windows offering unobstructed views of the surrounding canopy. Downstairs you’ll find one bathroom with hot water as well as a vast living and dining space overlooking the wilderness.

Dining

Meals – our produce is harvested from our gardens and sourced from the local village. Fresh fish from Kalpitiya, chicken from the neighboring village, organic aubergines from our vegetable patch.  We combine these ingredients with our passion for the real flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine; spicy sambols cut with coconut, light intensively aromatic curies and simple fresh vegetable preparations.

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Explore the surrounding villages

Visit the nearby, Paramankanda Rock Temple. Completely off the beaten track you’ll find ancient frescoes, rock inscriptions and Buddha statues. Explore the surrounding villages on foot or on a bike and experience rural village life. For a longer excursion; cycle the 17 kilometers to  Anaiwilundawa – a mangrove wilderness sanctuary where you can spot 80 species of birds.

The Bar Reef

From  December to April we organize trips to the coast at Kalpitiya where you can venture into the Puttlam Lagoon and the open sea. Take a boat trip to the Bar reef and surrounding islands. On the way spot enormous pods of  dolphins and if you’re lucky even a whale.

Wilpattu

Wilpattu National Park, the largest and arguably the most beautiful national park in the country; home to leopard, elephants and bears. From Anamanduwa you can enter the park through the Eluvankulam entrance which takes you directly to the heart of the wilderness.  We can organize trips in comfortable 4×4 vehicles with experienced tracker/guides who will  lead you to the best spots for sightings

The surroundings

The villas stand  in the midst of 100 acres of private grounds with mature tamarind and mango trees set around a small lake. You’ll find yourself completely ensconced in nature. In our gardens you’ll spot resident ducks, mongoose, barking deer, lizards, rabbits and even the elusive loris. The property is surrounded by forests. Look beyond our living fences and catch a glimpse of the rural Sri Lankan hinterland – simple homes,  traditional farms and coconut plantations. This is Sri Lanka off the beaten path – timeless, relaxed and utterly green.

Cadjan Earth
Ranviru Kumarasinghe Mawatha,
Mudalkkuliya,
Anamaduwa.

 

  1. Take either the A3 road or E02 expressway from Colombo to Negombo
  2. From Negombo Proceed Along the A3 to Chilaw
  3. From Chilaw continue on the A3 towards Puttlam
  4. Cross the large bridge over the Daduru Oya.
  5. Continue until you reach a second smaller bridge look out for the sign – Bangadeniya on the left.
  6. Continue straight until you spot a green sign indicating a right turn to Anamaduwa
  7. Turn right opposite the big pink church.
  8. You will then reach Andigama drive straight through heading towards Anamaduwa.
  9. When you pass the 29th Km. Post on the left which is on a slight hill as you drive down the hill look out for a large lake on either side of the road.
  10. Immediately after the lake you see the sign post for “Ranaviru Kumarasinghe mawatha.” This is on the right side of the road. There is a tiny Buddha statue and a bus stand just opposite the turn off. Turn down this road.
  11. Proceed straight down the road, do not turn at the T junction.
  12. You will pass a few houses on the right side and two coconut plantations on the left. As you pass the second coconut estate you see our block.
  13. Drive a little further and on the right next to a Myler tree you find our gate made out of drift wood .
  14. Welcome to Cadjan Earth

 

For help with directions:

Terina: 0777-288440

Cadjan Earth: 032-5788616