As Strathisla is situated at the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, many of the sites can be accessed as day trips including Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiriya and even Polonuwara. Tours to all major cultural sites can be organised on arrival.

There are many things to do in and around Strathisla Guesthouse. Here are a few suggestions…

Hiking in the Knuckles

The World Heritage-listed Knuckles Mountain Range is within a picturesque 1.5 hour drive from Strathisla. We pre-arrange your entire hiking experience including driver, guide, entrance fee and lunch at a charming planter’s bungalow situated right at the base of the mountain.

Local Walks

There are a range of interesting walks to do around the local area taking in the surrounding forests, tea plantations and local villages . Of special interest is the Buddhist rock temple and local rock pool which is great for a refreshing dip!

Sri Lankan Cooking Class

Learn some of the secrets of Sri Lankan and South Indian cooking with Priya – our fabulous cook.

Hatale Tea Factory tour

Learn about the fascinating process of tea production at the Hatale Tea factory, followed by a hike up to Hatale’s spectacular Mini Worlds End.

Tea Estate and Spice Garden tour

Come and meet the tea pickers or learn where all those fabulous Asian spices come from.

Visit Aluvihare Monastery Caves

Visit the mystical Aluvihare monastery caves and colourful Hindu temple in Matale Town.

Play Golf

Play a few rounds of golf at the spectacular Victoria Country Golf Course or if you’re not feeling quite so energetic, have a relaxing lunch followed by a rejuvenating massage.