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Ulagalla by Uga Escapes - Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

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9.2 out of 10 Dambulla Anuradhapura Road,Thirappane, Kekirawa, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Floors:1, Rooms:20, Check-in time:14:00, Check-out time:11:00

Sitting on 58 acres of tropical vegetation, Ulagalla Resort offers villas with plunge pools and free Wi-Fi. It has a spa, freshwater pool and activites like horseback riding and archery.

Surrounded by acres of paddy fields and orchards, Resort Ulagalla offers villas with great views. They feature a film library, a private patio which sun loungers and rain shower facilities in the bathroom.

The Ulagalla Resort features a well-equipped fitness centre, a jacuzzi and a recreational room with billiard table. Other recreational facilities include free bicycle rental.

Massages and body treatments like Ayurveda are also available at Ulagalla Resort. The tour desk assists guests with organising visits to local attractions.

Local specialities like spicy meats and fresh vegetable dishes can be enjoyed at the restaurant. An international a la carte menu is also available. Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of villas.

Location

Area Info: Travel time to airport 300 minutes

Address: Dambulla Anuradhapura Road,Thirappane, Kekirawa, Sri Lanka

Area Info

The sacred city of Anuradhapura, now in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Sri Lankan civilization. The fascinating ancient ruins include huge bell-shaped stupas built of small sun-dried bricks, temples, sculptures, palaces, and ancient drinking-water reservoirs.

There is much to see at Anuradhapura, including the sacred Bodhi tree, eight major palaces, monasteries and monuments.

The Sri Maha bodhiya is perhaps the oldest living tree in the world. Around 245 BC, Sanghamitta Theri brought with her a branch of the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained enlightment. The tree was planted on a high terrace about 21 feet (6.5 m) above the ground and surrounded by railings.

Ruwanwelisaya. After defeating the Tamil king Elara, King Dutugemunu of Sri Lanka built this magnificant stupa. The stupa is known as Ruwanwelisaya, Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and Rathnamali Dagaba.

Thuparamaya. Thera Mahinda himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also chetiya worship to Ceylon. At his request King Devanampiyatissa built Thuparamaya in which was enshrined the collarbone of the Buddha and is considered as the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka, after the introduction of Buddhism. This chetiya was built in the shape of a heap of paddy. This dagaba was destroyed from time to time. During the reign of King Agbo II it was completely destroyed and the King restored it. What we have today is the construction of the dagaba, done in 1862 AD.

Lovamahapaya is situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya. In ancient times the building included the refectory and the uposathagara. (Uposatha house). There was also a simamalake where the sangha assembled on poya days to recite the formula of the confessional].

Abhayagiri Dagaba. King Valagamba ascended the throne in 103 AD. He waged war with the Tamils and was defeated. When he fled, a Nigantha named Giri shouted words of derisive mockery at him. Later the king collected an army attacked the Tamils by slaying the last of their leaders, and recovered the throne he had lost. It is said that he demolished Nigantaramaya (the temple of the Niganthas) and built the Abhayagiri Vihara in the same premises. Shortly after this event, the monks of the Mahavihara took disciplinary action against one of the bhikkus of the Abhayagiri Vihara, for violating a rule of the vinaya.

Jetavanarama. King Mahasen (273-301 AD) built this largest stupa in Ceylon, and possibly the whole world. A part of a sash tied by the Buddha is believed to be enshrined here. Its height is said to be 400 feet (120 m). This is considered as the largest stupa in the whole world. This stupa belongs to the Sagalika sect. The compound of the stupa is 8 acres (3 ha). One side of the stupa is 576 feet (176 m) in depth.

Mirisaveti Stupa. King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara, built the Mirisaveti Stupa. After placing the Buddha relics in the scepter, he had gone to Tisawewa for a bath leaving the scepter. After the bath he returned to the place where the scepter was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the scepter stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without offering it to the sangha. In order to punish himself he built the Mirisavetiya Dagaba. The extent of this land is about 50 acres (20 ha). Although the king Kasyapa I and Kasyapa V renovated this, from time to time it was dilapidated. What stands today is the renovation done by the cultural Triangle Fund.

Lankarama was built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada. Nothing is known about the ancient form of the stupa, and later this was renovated. The ruins show that there are rows of stone pillars and it is no doubt that there has been a house built encircling the stupa (vatadage) to cover it. The round courtyard of the stupa seems to be 10 feet (3 m) above the ground. The diameter of the stupa is 45 feet (14 m). The courtyard is circular in shape and the diameter is 1332 feet (406 m).

Isurumuniya is situated near Tisawewa and was built by King Devanampiyatissa to house 500 newly-ordained children of high caste. King Kasyapa I (473-491 AD) renovated this viharaya and named it as "Boupulvan, Kasubgiri Radmaha Vehera". This name is derived from names of his 2 daughters and his name. There is a viharaya connected to a cave and above is a cliff. A small stupa is built on it. It can be seen that the constructional work of this stupa belong to the present period. Lower down on both sides of a cleft, in a rock that appears to rise out of a pool, have been carved the figures of elephants. On the rock is carved the figure of a horse. The carving of Isurumuniya lovers on the slab has been brought from another place and placed it there. A few yards away from this vihara is the Magul Uyana.

The ancient Magul Uyana is situated close to Isurumuni Vihara and Tissawewa and contains several ponds. There are remains of small cells, seats made of stone steps, and taps of aesthetic sense. According to legend it is believed that Prince Saliya met Asokamala in this garden. The largest pond in this garden is 31 x 55 ft (9.5 x 17 m) in length and breadth. This is not a place of worship. [edit] Vessagiri About half a mile (1 km) to the south of Isurumuniya is situated Vessagiri on a mountains region. Scattered are 23 caves made of stone. Above the caves are inscribed the names of donors. These are the oldest inscriptions in Ceylon written in Brahmi script.

Policies

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or change this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Floors:1, Rooms:20, Check-in time:14:00, Check-out time:11:00

Sitting on 58 acres of tropical vegetation, Ulagalla Resort offers villas with plunge pools and free Wi-Fi. It has a spa, freshwater pool and activites like horseback riding and archery.

Surrounded by acres of paddy fields and orchards, Resort Ulagalla offers villas with great views. They feature a film library, a private patio which sun loungers and rain shower facilities in the bathroom.

The Ulagalla Resort features a well-equipped fitness centre, a jacuzzi and a recreational room with billiard table. Other recreational facilities include free bicycle rental.

Massages and body treatments like Ayurveda are also available at Ulagalla Resort. The tour desk assists guests with organising visits to local attractions.

Local specialities like spicy meats and fresh vegetable dishes can be enjoyed at the restaurant. An international a la carte menu is also available. Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of villas.

Area Info: Travel time to airport 300 minutes

Address: Dambulla Anuradhapura Road,Thirappane, Kekirawa, Sri Lanka

The sacred city of Anuradhapura, now in picturesque ruins, was once a major center of Sri Lankan civilization. The fascinating ancient ruins include huge bell-shaped stupas built of small sun-dried bricks, temples, sculptures, palaces, and ancient drinking-water reservoirs.

There is much to see at Anuradhapura, including the sacred Bodhi tree, eight major palaces, monasteries and monuments.

The Sri Maha bodhiya is perhaps the oldest living tree in the world. Around 245 BC, Sanghamitta Theri brought with her a branch of the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained enlightment. The tree was planted on a high terrace about 21 feet (6.5 m) above the ground and surrounded by railings.

Ruwanwelisaya. After defeating the Tamil king Elara, King Dutugemunu of Sri Lanka built this magnificant stupa. The stupa is known as Ruwanwelisaya, Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and Rathnamali Dagaba.

Thuparamaya. Thera Mahinda himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also chetiya worship to Ceylon. At his request King Devanampiyatissa built Thuparamaya in which was enshrined the collarbone of the Buddha and is considered as the first dagaba built in Sri Lanka, after the introduction of Buddhism. This chetiya was built in the shape of a heap of paddy. This dagaba was destroyed from time to time. During the reign of King Agbo II it was completely destroyed and the King restored it. What we have today is the construction of the dagaba, done in 1862 AD.

Lovamahapaya is situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya. In ancient times the building included the refectory and the uposathagara. (Uposatha house). There was also a simamalake where the sangha assembled on poya days to recite the formula of the confessional].

Abhayagiri Dagaba. King Valagamba ascended the throne in 103 AD. He waged war with the Tamils and was defeated. When he fled, a Nigantha named Giri shouted words of derisive mockery at him. Later the king collected an army attacked the Tamils by slaying the last of their leaders, and recovered the throne he had lost. It is said that he demolished Nigantaramaya (the temple of the Niganthas) and built the Abhayagiri Vihara in the same premises. Shortly after this event, the monks of the Mahavihara took disciplinary action against one of the bhikkus of the Abhayagiri Vihara, for violating a rule of the vinaya.

Jetavanarama. King Mahasen (273-301 AD) built this largest stupa in Ceylon, and possibly the whole world. A part of a sash tied by the Buddha is believed to be enshrined here. Its height is said to be 400 feet (120 m). This is considered as the largest stupa in the whole world. This stupa belongs to the Sagalika sect. The compound of the stupa is 8 acres (3 ha). One side of the stupa is 576 feet (176 m) in depth.

Mirisaveti Stupa. King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara, built the Mirisaveti Stupa. After placing the Buddha relics in the scepter, he had gone to Tisawewa for a bath leaving the scepter. After the bath he returned to the place where the scepter was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the scepter stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without offering it to the sangha. In order to punish himself he built the Mirisavetiya Dagaba. The extent of this land is about 50 acres (20 ha). Although the king Kasyapa I and Kasyapa V renovated this, from time to time it was dilapidated. What stands today is the renovation done by the cultural Triangle Fund.

Lankarama was built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada. Nothing is known about the ancient form of the stupa, and later this was renovated. The ruins show that there are rows of stone pillars and it is no doubt that there has been a house built encircling the stupa (vatadage) to cover it. The round courtyard of the stupa seems to be 10 feet (3 m) above the ground. The diameter of the stupa is 45 feet (14 m). The courtyard is circular in shape and the diameter is 1332 feet (406 m).

Isurumuniya is situated near Tisawewa and was built by King Devanampiyatissa to house 500 newly-ordained children of high caste. King Kasyapa I (473-491 AD) renovated this viharaya and named it as "Boupulvan, Kasubgiri Radmaha Vehera". This name is derived from names of his 2 daughters and his name. There is a viharaya connected to a cave and above is a cliff. A small stupa is built on it. It can be seen that the constructional work of this stupa belong to the present period. Lower down on both sides of a cleft, in a rock that appears to rise out of a pool, have been carved the figures of elephants. On the rock is carved the figure of a horse. The carving of Isurumuniya lovers on the slab has been brought from another place and placed it there. A few yards away from this vihara is the Magul Uyana.

The ancient Magul Uyana is situated close to Isurumuni Vihara and Tissawewa and contains several ponds. There are remains of small cells, seats made of stone steps, and taps of aesthetic sense. According to legend it is believed that Prince Saliya met Asokamala in this garden. The largest pond in this garden is 31 x 55 ft (9.5 x 17 m) in length and breadth. This is not a place of worship. [edit] Vessagiri About half a mile (1 km) to the south of Isurumuniya is situated Vessagiri on a mountains region. Scattered are 23 caves made of stone. Above the caves are inscribed the names of donors. These are the oldest inscriptions in Ceylon written in Brahmi script.

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or change this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Check here room availability, rates and offers at "Ulagalla by Uga Escapes"

***Additional child(ren) under 11.99 years old you can mark on your final form in the comment field.

Facilities

  • Satellite Cable TV
  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
  • Special Diet Meals (upon request)
  • Currency exchange
  • Access for disabled
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Laundry room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Newspapers
  • Shuttle service airport
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Private parking
  • Billiards / Snooker
  • Garden
  • Bike rental
  • Free Wi-fi public areas
  • Fitness Center
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Ironing Service
  • Sun Terrace
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wake Up Service
  • Game Room
  • A La Cart Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Terrace
  • Jakuzzi
  • Baggage Storage
  • Hiking
  • Swimming Pool (all year)
  • Horse Riding
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Shower/Douche
  • Toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Laundry
  • Satelite TV

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Dining
Enjoy a fine dining experience in the main restaurant or choose to dine on your own private deck or in the paddy fields.
We expect you to rule, to dictate to us – tell us your whims and fancies: the exotic curries you always wanted to try; your midnight cravings for mangoes; your penchant for pickles; your preference for a pot of Earl Grey at precisely 6 am out by the lake or a simple picnic in the forest – whatever they may be the lists are yours to create, and ours to oblige, and that’s how we differentiate ourselves from many other Anuradhapura Hotels.

Whether it is haute cuisine, spicy rice and curry or a simple salad – everything is prepared to your liking from the freshest of ingredients: from fruit and vegetables grown in our farm garden, to paddy threshed from our organic gardens and fields.

Rate Information

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check in and may incur additional charges.
And special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Bed (s) and Children

Children that are below 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Children that are below 2 years stay free of charge i.a. cotscribs.
Children that are and above 12 years and adults have extra charge per person per night extra bed.
Children from 3 to 11.99 years have 50% DISCOUNT on extra bed charge.
Additional bed or baby cot can be only 1 per room.
Any extras are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be payed locally.
Only if stated in the room type extra bed is included if selected in the total room rate.
Extra discounts for additional children More than 1 in room you can always request in the comments field.

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Nikawewa Villa
The elegantly yet comfortably furnished 1200 sq. Ft. suite is ideal for a family. Appointed with 2 bed rooms, surrounding a living and dining area – Nikewewa Villa is a heaven amidst the rice paddies. The 180 degree glass walls allows for a breath taking view of the 20 acres of paddy field. A length pool sits between nature and the suite giving that extra bit of lavishness to an already perfect setting, making Ulagalla different from other hotels. Anuradhapura is yet another site that one must not miss when visiting Sri Lanka.

Ulagalla Villa
Each of the 19 villas at Ulagalla are over 850 square feet in size, all offer glass-walled panoramic views of the scenic, unspoiled, natural paradise filled with bird and animal life and are luxuriously equipped with air conditioning, high-end entertainment systems and many more amenities. Most Villas of this hotel, Anuradhapura has its own deck and secluded private plunge pool, making it a destination in itself.

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