Nestled amidst the enchanting forests of its own estate, Living Heritage Koslanda stands as a haven of tranquility and refined luxury in the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Located within easy reach of iconic attractions like Lipton’s tea estate, Ella, and Little Adams Peak, this boutique hotel beckons travelers seeking an escape from the mundane. Situated along the scenic train route from Kandy to Ella, it also serves as a gateway to Arugambay and the East Coast, making it an ideal stopover on your Sri Lankan journey. Your choices for relaxation are abundant; an infinity pool perches above picturesque paddy fields, villas boast private courtyards and spacious verandas, while three charming ambalamas (pavilions) provide ideal spots for indulging in a good book or a refreshing beverage. The Forest Pavilions, uniquely constructed from local timber on cantilevered platforms, offer mesmerizing treetop views. The “semi-open walls” concept allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature within a uniquely romantic setting. For the adventurous souls, 80 acres of breathtaking forest invite exploration, providing a perfect base for discovering the wonders of this island paradise.
Established in 1949, the SOS Children Village Foundation stands as the world’s largest non-profit organization committed to nurturing orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable children. Their multifaceted approach, spanning family support, medical care, education, and emergency assistance, positively impacts the lives of countless children and families.
Ceylon Roots is devoted to bolstering this cause by sponsoring the education and well-being of 10 children each month. Our aspiration is to progressively increase the number of sponsored children while also offering valuable exposure to those youngsters aspiring to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
Embracing our rich cultural heritage and the profound influence of Buddhism on Sri Lanka’s cultural fabric, Ceylon Roots proudly presents the ‘Buddhist Roots’ project.
The island’s connection to the teachings of The Buddha has shaped it’s identity and inspired the creation of temples and statues that embody our faith. However, the passage of time has left some of these rural temples in neglected states, depriving them of the rightful care they merit.
With unwavering dedication, we have undertaken a vital commitment to revive and sustain temples island-wide. Through providing essential support for upkeep, nourishment, and sustainable living conditions, the aim of the Buddhist Roots project is to help ensure the lasting prosperity of these sacred sites.
By joining hands with us, you are not only contributing to their well-being, but also getting the chance to explore these sites and personally experience the rich authenticity of Sri Lankan Buddhism.
In a dynamic effort to combat deforestation and bolster environmental conservation, we proudly present to you, the ‘Brown Roots’ Project, launched on World Environment Day, June 5th, 2017, undertaken in collaboration with Browns Tours. Working closely with relevant authorities and organizations, including Sri Lanka Forest Reserves, we stand united in preserving and enriching the beauty of our island home for generations to come.
As part of our unwavering dedication, we have pledged to plant a tree for every traveler who embarks on a journey with us, and since its inception, the ‘Brown Roots’ project has already seen the planting of over 3000 trees in the central province of Sri Lanka by the end of 2018.
Our resolve remains resolute, and with your invaluable support, we endeavour to further elevate this number in the years ahead. Join us in nurturing the very roots of nature’s grandeur.