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Kahanda Kanda

Nestled in a hilltop tea estate, approximately 15km (9 miles) from Galle, and just ten minutes from the coast, Kahanda Kanda is a boutique hotel with views of Koggala Lake. There are 12 suites and villas, all unique from each other, furnished with antiques and artwork. Most are in stand-alone buildings and seven villas have their own swimming pools within private gardens.

Traditional and fusion Sri Lankan cuisine is available in the dining pavilion near the lily ponds, or on the terrace which has uninterrupted views of the lush tea hills. There’s an infinity pool for relaxation, yoga, massages, reflexology, aromatherapy and ayurveda are all available too, as well as Hela Wedekama, an ancient tradition of healthcare and healing practises unique to Sri Lanka.

Owner George is often at the property with the Kahanda Kanda team, and the friendly, family dogs. The KK team are happy to recommend and arrange local experiences for guests, from bicycle tours and birdwatching, cookery classes and museum visits to cinnamon pealing and tea factory tours.

OUR RATING: First Class

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Galle City Tour

      Galle City Tour

      Your guide will take you into the walled area of the town which consists of narrow streets lined with European-style buildings, traditional churches and small shops selling lace and jewelry.

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    • Whale watching
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      Whale watching

      Whale watching

      Sri Lanka is becoming one of the most successful places to see both blue and sperm whales, which can be found off the island's southern coast.

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