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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Another Eden... After the idylic Maldives and the oh so lush hill country of Sri Lanka, we've found a true authentic smiley paradise. Around 20km north-east of Tangalla, this place's got a name: Taragala. On the border of Kalamatiya bird sanctuary, an adorable welcoming british-sinhaleese couple really built up 2 cracking traditionnnal cottages. Surrounded by trees and flowers and more...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We loved our stay with Beckie, Saman and Ami. Our 4 children enjoyed every minute - whether it was bird spotting, walking or climbing rocks! Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and we feel privileged to have been able to share this very special spot with them. If getting off the tourist route is something which appeals to...

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1Thank Laelia_1
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Taragala Place in nothing less than WOW. Beckie, Saman and Ami are the most amazing and genuine hosts and we learnt so much about South Sri Lanka its people, culture, wildlife and environment in general. The food was amazing (the longer you stay the more you will get to sample so many authentic sri lankan dishes), the company wonderful, the...

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2Thank traceyread
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2012

After a couple of weeks travelling around Sri Lanka on bumpy roads on a hectic birdwatching and cultural tour, we were ready to shift down a gear and take a rest from the frenetic (but brilliant) tourist circuit. We found that Taragala Place is right on the edge of a bird sanctuary - both cottages have verandas looking out over...

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Thank jackrw
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2011

Lovely old Sri Lankan clay houses on the outside, contemporary and well furnished inside. Located not far from the coast in beautiful, landscaped, private gardens next to a lagoon. Owners Beckie & Saman welcomed us like old friends and provided an excellent rice & curry dinner on the first evening. Next day Saman took us around the fishing port where...

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Thank petes17
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2011

Located literally next to a large nature reserve/bird sanctuary you will be amazed at the colourful wildlife that you will be able to see as you sit in the shade. There are a number of glorious peacocks that live in the sanctuary and often walk amongst the trees just outside your front door. In the morning you will see the...

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1Thank cmguk22
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2011

We went to Sri Lanka in February - my wife, and our 1 year old and 2 year old sons. This was an adventure holiday for the whole family. We were unsure what to expect or how Sri Lanka would be with our young children. We all had a fabulous time. Taragala Place is right on the border of Kalimetiya...

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Thank RichLiddle
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2011

We were priveliged to come and stay with Beckie and Saman in one of their two cabanas (bungalows) which combine simplicity with minimalist sophistication. We spent much of our time on the balcony overlooking the wetlands of the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, relaxing, reading and watching the wide range of wetland birds without having to move a muscle, although it was...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2011

I don't even know where to start. Stunning. We stayed at Taragala Place for 10 days and I can honestly say I've never been anywhere nearly as beautiful, peaceful, and awe inspiring as this. We've travelled a lot, but here we truly found a slice of paradise. Literally on the edge of a nature reserve, we had everything nature has...

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Thank emmaliddle
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2011

The 4 of us (all over 60) arrived here having already spent 2 weeks travelling round Sri-Lanka doing the usual sites.Beckie and Saman and their lovely son Ami (nearly 3) were the most welcoming of hosts. The cabanas are charming and beautifully furnished.This is the place to stay for a few days of "real" Sri-Lankan life,you can swim in the...

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Taragala Place offers Eco Friendly accommodation in conformity with The International Ecotourism Foundation standards and is also Accredited by the Sri Lanka Eco Tourism Society.Lush Green surroundings on the border of the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is the Ideal place to get away from it all.Wake up to the Call of the birds, open your window to see peacocks 10 paces away from you and enjoy Traditional Sri Lankan meals using Organically grown Fruit & vegetables.Laze around or take a short walk down to the Beach for swim in the ocean or engage the local community & watch the fishing boats come in. You can also visit the YALA or Uda Walawe National Parks which is a couple of hours away.The perfect little getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city to Rest & recouperate and to recharge those Batteries of a Busy life. ... more   less 

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Address: Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, Kalamatiya SP, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kalamatiya
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are three bungalows. The first two as you enter the property are probably the best for couples”
 of 5 bubbles pejayHolmfirthUK, 28 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The most peaceful and romantic place”
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 of 5 bubbles JanaV47, 5 Dec 2012 | Read review
“There are two Cabanas and both are identical.”
 of 5 bubbles IanW789, 8 Feb 2012 | Read review
“There are only 2 cottages and both are identical.”
 of 5 bubbles Laelia_1, 11 Jan 2012 | Read review
“2 clay houses are available to let - ask Beckie”
 of 5 bubbles petes17, 8 Jun 2011 | Read review
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