A comfortable, 3-bedroom bungalow located in a forest full of birds and indigenous trees. Elephants occasionally wander through the property. We are less than 1 km from Sigiriya rock. All bedrooms have attached bathrooms with hot water.
Located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle, and within 5 minutes from the Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Pidurangala is situated in a lovely un-fenced 4 acre forest, a mere 5 minutes from the Sigiriya Rock.
Offering you the best of rustic charm together with modern comforts, this lodge is a perfect base to peacefully explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.
Our comfortable 3-bedroom bungalow is given out as one unit and is ideal for families or larger groups. All three bedrooms have attached bathrooms with hot water showers. One room has an additional loft which is a favourite for kids. The bungalow has its own living space and dining area as well as an outdoor recreational area.
The surrounding forest is a haven for birds, small mammals and elephants also occasionally wander through the property. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Ritigala etc. Bathing and boating in a nearby village tank can also be arranged. Renowned for its excellent service from a friendly and caring staff recruited locally from the area, it's no wonder guests keep returning to our retreat.
Breakfast is included in our price. Other meals can be ordered from our menu. We have an excellent cook at our retreat.
- 5 minutes drive from Sigiriya World Heritage Site
- a perfect location for bird lovers
- loris watching at night
- 30 minutes from Minneriya National Park
Guests will have access to the entire 4 acre property.
This is an ideal property for birders. We are also one of the closest properties to Sigiriya rock.
Preserving the natural environment is important to us. We have retained the natural topography and vegetation that is unique to each property, and have avoided clearing land when building our lodges. We have tried to use modern methods of environmental construction and consistently practice sustainable energy use. Back of Beyond properties leave a major proportion of the land untouched, or rejuvenated as a wild habitat where needed. We are discovering how critical these ‘wild pockets’ are as refuges for wildlife, as man increasingly takes control of the natural landscape - even in the most remote areas. Please note that it is best to observe any wildlife silently with minimal disturbance to their natural activities.
By making the reservation, guests have acknowledged and accepted that they are entering a wildlife area, staying in an unfenced property, and that their stay / tours conducted might take or bring them into contact or vicinity of wild animals (including snakes, spiders, wild boar, elephants etc.). Back of Beyond staff members, associates and/or agents cannot be held liable for any encounters involving the behavior of wild animals. Thus, the stay and entry into the wildlife area and Back of Beyond property is at your own risk and responsibility.
I am the founder of Back of Beyond - eco lodges in Sri Lanka.
Back of Beyond was an idea started due to my love for travel and nature, and the difficulty faced in trying to find suitable accommodation to suit my budget and taste.
I am based in Colombo but I travel frequently to my eco retreats in Sigiriya, Yala, Anuradhapura and near Tangalle. Hence, most often I do not get to meet the AirBnB guests, but you will be looked after well by the wonderful staff at the different bungalows.
Relax & enjoy nature!