Ancestral houses of Sri Lankan royals and affluent families have been turned
into heritage homes. Most of these heritage homes are located in
countryside. are generally ancestral houses of well-to-do Sri Lankan
families. Owners of these heritage homes enjoy sharing their homes with
foreign visitors. Post retirement they return to their homes in countriside
and play host to their guests.
Simple Accommodation with Hospitality
Owners of these heritage homes are steeped in knowledge of the area and
have an excellent command of the English language. Heritage homes provide
simple yet comfortable accommodation, and as you enter their home, you
should be ready to appreciate the character, style and idiosyncrasies of the
family and architecture. The hosts are extremely hospitable to their guests.
Their staff and forefathers have often been associated with the household
for generations. They would also treat you with lot of regard.
Meals with Host Family
Having dinner with the host family would be a nice experience for you.
It would be taken with the family and have conventional Sri Lankan food.
However if you prefer western taste it would be taken care of. Cooks in
these heritage homes like to show their culinary skills. Elegant homes,
often ringed by orchards, plantations and well-tended gardens, allow you to
spend evenings strolling, listening to birdsong or lazing on candlelit
galleries. You can choose from plethora of heritage homes and see whether
they suit your tastes and preferences.