Lunuganga Estate is designed by celebrated Sri Lankan architect and of the most creative and prominent figures in Asian architecture, Geoffrey Bawa who also remains one of the most creative and powerful figures of architecture in the Asian subcontinent. It also happens to be his home. While you could easily stop at Kalutara hotels, most would advise you to keep going further south because this estate is too alluring not too visit. The structure and design of the estate has been changed and re-changed over the course of his life until his passing in 1998 and is indeed an important part of Sri Lankan culture and history. It is located little more than twenty kilometers from AVANI Kalutara Resort is now open to the public as of 2003. Visitors are welcome to visit its beautiful gardens and even stay in the estate which also functions as a country house hotel. The estate really is a thing of beauty because as lonely and ethereal as it may appear to be at times, each space tells a story and brings to life the vision of this incredible man. The accommodation you will find here is without a doubt that of unmatched quality in terms of ambience and facilities. The estate has six suites within its walls and each suite here retains the charm of old Sri Lanka, the time during which Bawa lived his life.
Visitors can also take up accommodation in the rooms offered which come with a sitting room and a Garden room too. The garden pavilions like the Roman pavilion and the Blue pavilion are the perfect combination of privacy and the ultimate relaxation. Should you decide to take a stroll through the garden upon stopping over for a quick look-see inside this fantastic construction, you can do so for a small fee within the hours of nine in the morning to four in the afternoon. If you’re looking for a splash in the pool, you’ll have to leave the estate but luckily it is only a short drive to Bentota where you can enjoy so many different water sports and activities. There are also boat tours on offer at this gorgeous property and you can enjoy taking a ride at sunset or dawn and bask in the bliss of the lake and the amazing views you will see here. Let’s not forget the amazing Sri Lankan and international cuisine Lunuganga estate specializes in creating. Choosing from a changing menu that serves only the best and authentic meals bound to give you a taste of typical Lankan cookery. Lunuganga estate is an experience not to be missed!
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