Located 20 minutes drive away from Kandy in a small hamlet on a slope of a tea estate with a fantastic view of the hills and ancient Buddhist temple on hill top is unique for it's tranquility scenic settings and it's location in the loop of the three temples. Colonial architecture, antique furniture, old family photos, pictures derive a sense of it's aristocracy family background.Pictures of Aviation creates a museum atmosphere.A caretaker to cook authentic Srilankan food with fresh vegetables.
Having turned right at Pilimathalawa towards Gampola Nuwara Eliya road Lankathileke village which is 04KM from the main Colombo - Kandy highway , the visitors first of all passes thru a village called Gadaladeniya , not only famous for the ancient temple but for its artifacts built with bronze a family tradition passed on by father to son.
It is only here in Srilanka a visitor will find a unique place like this.
Continuing further , many small temples can be witnessed which proves that this area has had a very strong Buddhist influence in ancient times.
The winding road takes you thru many small hamlets and friendly villages can be seen , who enjoy the presence of foreign tourists.
Continuing further , a sharp right turn takes you onto another small village road and at once looking ahead will see the Majestic 14th century AD Lankathileke temple.
This road will take you thru beautiful paddy fields until the turn off to Captains Lodge which is situated 700 meters above sea level.
Turning in thru the gates the visitors will see another great view of the Lankathileke temple which can only be seen thru this property.
Embekke temple , famous for its wood carving is walking distance away too.
The peace and tranquility of this property is at once noticed and as a British guest of the family said ' even if a world war began we will never notice it from here'.
The famous British writer , Royston Ellis , a friend of John Lennon of the Beatles , once stayed here and commented this to being a writers paradise.
Free Wi Fi and access to a family library. A cook in hand for there culinary (URL HIDDEN) experienced tour guide if required
Guests have so many
Interakcija s gostima
I will be in contact with clients , my father a licensed tour guide from the Ceylon Tourist Board will serve his fullest support if the client requires a tour guide.
He will organize any tours and can accompany the guests if needed.
The location dates back to the ' Gampola Era ', during King Buvanekbahu the IVth who reigned during the year 1344 AD when the famous Lankathileke temple was built.
The Aristocratic family was connected to the Kings of the bygone era where some members were custodians of the tooth relic in Kandy.
One member was Knighted by the present Queen Elizabeth for services to the British Empire.
The present owner is an airline pilot and comes from an aviation background where his father had the unique distinction of being the first airline jet captain in then Ceylon.
- Check in time : on / after 1400hrs
- Check out time : on / before 1100hrs
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Hi, I am Petra Alexander Rambukwelle, worked for Sri Lankan Airlines and now married to a it's pilot ( captain) . I have been experiencing in the hospitality industry from my very little age because my father who is a German speaking tour guide plus a chef experienced in Germany too. He himself running a home stay Ayurvedic wellness center where people can relax in the peacefulness of nature while enjoying authentic Sri Lankan life style.
After getting married I started my own career in tourism from this "Captain's Lodge". Further we have extended our service to a safari lodge , an apartment in Nuwara Eliya and Colombo.
I love this industry because my first job also was in customer care unit in Sri Lankan Airlines where I gathered vast knowledge in every way. I would not limit our care only in the bungalow, but also from the time you book in to until you reach back your home safely. We would like to join our hands with guests to help as much as we can in various ways.
My happiness is your care!!!