Bit of History
Ulpotha, meaning : the water spring can be names as a paragon of sheer eco friendly yoga & Ayurvedic and meditation retreat. It is located in the heart of the country and tranquility is its greatest luxury. Ulpotha has a living history of over five millennium. It is the oldest continuously inhabited part of the island. This is a secret in Sri Lanka, hidden near the ancient city of Anuradhapura. It has a fascinating legend where travelling mendicants from Himalayas came in search for the god Kataragama, son of Shiva. Upon having a vision in Ulpotha, they perform a ritual and built a temple dedicated to this Tantric God. It is now the entrance of the village.
The small manor house which was originally built several hundreds of years ago later renovated t its current needs, yet balancing it perfectly with the surrounding nature.The Ulpotha eco-retreat was created on the timeless grounds of nature, blending with history, tradition and myth.This certainly isn’t a hotel yet an eco retreat where you can experience the true authentic balanced Sri Lankan life. You will discover a relaxed contended life style that is worth the every bit.
What it offers
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The retreat opens 13 fortnightly periods from June – August and then November – March. It leaves the in-between periods for the village to return back to its full natural state.
There is limited availability restricting 19 places and the retreat requires a minimum stay of one week. We always encourage guests to arrive and depart on a Sunday.Sunday. Ulpotha appreciates and respect the environment genuinely. It leaves the nature unspoilt hence the retreat has no electricity, phones, TV or radio. The rooms have oil lamps and mosquito nets to comfort you.We recommend Ulpotha for the travelers in search of complete tranquility, yoga practices and authentic Sri Lankan life that give a total break to your busy rushed modern life.