The wonders of Wellawaya with Jetwing Kaduruketha


Wellawaya is a hidden treasure trove of adventure, from chasing magnificent waterfalls, visiting ancient royal palaces to taking a stroll across the village and enjoying an authentic local meal, this town is a one-stop travel destination that can fulfill every explorer’s deepest desires.

Painted with the best of scenery, Wellawaya continues to display the best of the natural world extending from Ella, which is a half hour drive away. Taking you into a world of luxury amidst this scenic beauty is Jetwing Kaduruketha, a property designed with the inspiration of the locality. The property embodies the traditions of the locality and blends in with the culture and daily life of a traditional farming community.

The first of its kind Jetwing Kaduruketha is an agro eco-luxury resort with 25 dwellings spaced out over an expanse of 60 acres, with each dwelling surrounded by forest and paddy fields. The two types of dwellings are Wel Vidana or Arachchi, termed after the head of the farming community and head of the village making every guest get a feel of the local ways as they walk about the property influenced by the designs of the Kandyan kingdom. Each of the private dwellings is crafted with bamboo or wooden fitting with large spaces allowing natural ventilation to sweep in. With a butler assigned to each of the dwellings, the guests are welcome to fully submerge themselves in luxury with personalised services offered in and around the property.

Jetwing Kaduruketha opens out to the verdant paddy fields overlooking the misty Poonagala mountain range. Here, you can find yourself waking up to peacocks impressing their partners with a glorious dance performance or you can meet the friendly farmers working their way through the fields and sit down for a meal brought in by their family.

Interestingly, the meals at the property use rice harvested from the paddy fields and ingredients grown in the premises in its cuisine. Be sure to taste the rice and curry here as it resonates the fresh local produce and it takes the form of a home-cooked meal. You can taste the unique flavours and meals inspired by local gastronomy and opt to devour their meals in the main restaurant, even at the Kamatha overlooking the paddy fields. If you wish to enjoy a meal in the paddy fields or share a mealtime with a local farmer family, the associates at Jetwing Kaduruketha will be more than happy to arrange it for you. The feeling of community and family is an assured experience here, the associates with their smiles are sure to leave on you a sensation of comfort never seen before.

There’s much to explore in Wellawaya and the assistant manager, Hasantha Lokugamage has a wealth of knowledge about the natural wonders in the vicinity that you can harp on. In a journey to discover the hidden beauties and undergo unique experiences you can opt from trekking to the top of Diyaluma Falls and having breakfast 628 ft above sea level; or taking a cycle tour through the scenic village to dive into a hidden waterfall with a natural pool; or descend to the remains of a Biso Kotuwa – a queen bath made during 12th century AD; or visit the statues embedded into stone at the Buduruvagala temple. Engage in the many excursions for there is a sweet treat for anyone and everyone here from history enthusiast, nature lovers to the adventurous souls. After having discovered distinctive places to see in the area, pamper yourself to an ayurvedic treatment back at Jetwing Kaduruketha. The therapeutic treatments here are designed by an experienced ayurvedic doctor at Jetwing Hotels to help you attain a holistic wellness experience. Here, your wind down therapy can be in the form of immersing into the Biso Kotuwa inspired pool fit for royalty.

Jetwing Kaduruketha promises a novel experience – nestled away in a haven of luscious greenery and welcoming locality, this property exhibits the home of Sri Lankan hospitality that Jetwing Hotels prides itself on.

Source- FT


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