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YOGA & AYURVEDHA ROOTS AT SAMADHI

Fifty minutes northeast of Kandy the fertile landscape becomes a mass of lush vegetation  reverberating  with unfamiliar birdsong. The human populace too seem a different breed, profligate with smiles and allowing their abundant good sat sung to spill over and cloak the visitor. Go past the triangular ambalama and up the steps where you squeeze past the statue of a giant Hindu goddess - half woman, half horse.
Inside the entrance hall at Samadhi you are watched over by a silk tapestry depicting seven Buddhist monks each holding a lotus blossom in their hand. Each monk is a different shade of brown. Likewise, the cultural diversity of this island is reflected in the villagers, who form the core of what makes Samadhi run smoothly; they are unspoiled and courteous; every man, woman or boy will calmly break from sweeping the stone pathway, lighting the oil lamp or picking fresh produce for your lunch to wish you “Ayubowan!” the traditional Sinhala.  welcome which means “Let there be long life!”
Samadhi weaves its magic on you from the moment you enter through the massive Kandyan doorway set into stone. Suri mama, the soft-spoken guardian of Samadhi and its Manager, is there to bring you along discovery the ayurvedha roots. Step in the most authentic Sri Lanka Wellness experience, you try and will ask for some more.

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The property Samadhi is owned by antique dealer and organic farmer manqué, Waruna Jayasinghe, erstwhile hippy, who has turned a piece of jungle into a small, perfectly balanced micro-kingdom which supplies you with all the creature comforts for your retreat. He started building his dream child during a particularly hectic time in his life, while running Antique shops in two cities, – with authentic Kandyan antiques and Medieval Sinhalese artifacts. The inspiration for the design and architecture was born of meditation. And so you willingly leave your city husk behind at the gates…with no signal for mobile phones, it is the perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, of tree frogs and crickets and the whisper of the breeze from the trees. Accommodation The 13 pavilions, which lean out of the hillside, are veritable temples of tranquility. They are designed to make you feel you are the only person staying here. Privacy is everything. Yet there are no unnecessary walls. This results in a truly serene environment surrounded by urns, art and treasures dating back to a time Kandy was a Royal realm. Here everything is king-sized. The Indonesian teak bed in a double room is spacious enough to sleep three people comfortably. But even the smallest suite provides a four-poster bed to dream in. "Mud house accommodation listed below is less luxurious though spacious and has character of traditional village houses (albeit on a much larger scale!) These are frequently sought out amongst the guests who return to Samadhi time and time again to relish the original flavor of an old Sinhala village. They all have spacious bathrooms withy showers and hot water." TOP HILL HOUSE Honeymoon Suite (situated on top floor of Mountain Pavilion) has 360 degree views of mountains, forest and provides:
1 small double bedroom,1 king-size living room open to views both sides + separate bathroom with antique bath and twin showers. Mountain Pavilion (connected to honeymoon suite) (situated on floor below the Honeymoon Suite) has great views of mountain, forest and provides:
2 double bedrooms with shared bathroom with antique bath, large veranda looking onto mountain, a self-catering kitchenette when required. CLASSIC WING Knuckles Pavilion (situated on floor below the Rooftop restaurant) has 360 degree view of Knuckles Range in distance) providing:
spacious suite with 2 double beds and living area with sofas, a dining table + chairs for 8, a very large bathroom with king size antique bath +a spacious terrace leading from French windows of Suite. Decoration focus is antique furnishings and theatre curtains. Ramya Pavilion 5 minutes from the main restaurant with the view of the jungle.large apartment with two king size double beds, one nature bath room with a large antique bath tub and a large separated upper sitting and dining area with a nice veranda. Painters Pavilion (situated on floor below Knuckles Pavilion) provides 2 king size double beds in spacious Suite, a terrace and large bathroom with antique bath. Views of Knuckles Range and forest. Decoration focus is on Art by local Painters. Textile Pavilion (situated next to Painters Pavilion on floor below the Knuckles Pavilion) provides spacious self contained suite featuring 2 King-size double beds, sitting area with sofas/coffee table, dining room, outdoor terrace, large next-to-nature bathroom with antique bath, shower with 180 degree view of open forest. Decoration focus is antique Kandyan textiles. Thripala Pavilion (situated next to Knuckles Pavilion but entirely self contained) provides 3 double bedrooms, 2 large next-to-nature bathrooms featuring king-size antique baths + shower against forest backdrop and large living/dining room with dining table seating 6 as well as an outside terrace. Decoration focus is antique furniture and theatre curtains. RIVER ROOMS Huluganga Pavillion This room is 100 meters away from the dining area . A bit remote place. And it's in front of the river . It has a open windows covering from traditional carpets . 180 degrees open to the nature. Have 1 double bed and 1 single bed in the room. There is a nice view of river and jungle. Bathroom is small compared to our other rooms. Ideal accommodation for long stays/ writers & artists wanting absolute privacy. Huluganga Breeze This room is 100 meters away from the dining area . This room is fully covered. Don't have open windows .Situated on floor directly below the above pavilion. It's also has view /sounds of river + large L-shaped veranda with 360 degree view of forest/river with 2 double beds, 2 single beds and separate shower room . MUD HOUSE Mud house No 12+13 (situated overlooking view and sounds of river) is 2-minute walk to No 10+11 mud house, provides simple accommodation in 2 large double beds + 1 single with shared bathroom (between these two rooms). Mud house no 10+11 It has two separate room with shared bathroom. It's a outdoor bathroom and rooms are small. Bathrooms with showers and hot water. Have Mud walls with cow dung. Looks like old Traditional Sri Lankan House. Veranda overlooking the complex/forest Sooriya Pavilion Triple room with hot and cold shower includes one double bed and one single bed . Each room features rustic design wooden furniture, extra-large pillows, 100% cotton, high thread count sheets, coffee and tea making facilities and cabinet. Cuisine All the food prepared at Samadhi is organic and freshly picked before each meal. It is vegetarian cookery at its best. The rice you eat is home grown and one of thirteen ancient Sinhala varieties organically farmed in the paddy fields across the river. The water you drink is sourced directly from an unpolluted mountain spring on Samadhi land. Breakfast taken in the dining pavilion which is open on four sides to the forest and the river sounds is sumptuous by any standard. Steamed Manioc (cassava) with grated coconut, Gotukola mallun, Egg curry, pumpkin, sambo and Milk-rice are preceded by home grown pineapple, Papaya and guava. Its surrounded The inspiration for the design and architecture was born of meditation. And so you willingly leave your city husk behind at the gates…with no signal for mobile phones, it is the perfect opportunity to let nothing interrupt the sounds of forest birdsong, of tree frogs and crickets and the whisper of the breeze from the trees. The thirteen pavilions, which lean out of the hillside, are veritable temples of tranquility. They are designed to make you feel you are the only person staying here. Privacy is everything. Yet there are no unnecessary walls. This results in a truly serene environment surrounded by urns, art and treasures dating back to a time Kandy was a Royal realm. Here everything is king-sized. The Indonesian teak bed in a double room is spacious enough to sleep three people comfortably. But even the smallest suite provides a four-poster bed to dream in. On waking in the early hours listen to tree frogs whose cacophony seems like a child tinkering with a Xylophone. The birds call to their mates. The deer cough, the wild boar are evident only by the rustle in the bush and the porcupine is even more timid. Facilities & Services Perfect retreat away to all current technology (no tv, no air cond, no ipod dock,…), the Wifi is only available from the terrasse where you will have some of the tea break. No Swimming pool. But you will have amazing landscape, unique zen property offering the best of Ayurvedha & yoga in the whole central Sri Lanka. A perfect retreat to live the lush experience of rejuvenate before continuing your adventure through the pearl of Indian Ocean. Guides Professional Samadhi Retreat members (team member, yoga instructor, Ayurveda doctor) will accompany you during your experience




ITINERARY


Day 1 (D) At your arrival at the property around 2:30pm, proceed to your check in and appreciate a local refreshing herbal drink before heading to your room. By 3pm, you will join an introduction tour of the Samadhi Center then you will participate to a Sri Lankan Delicacy cookery lesson. By 6pm, take a rest for 1hr1/2 before you join the doctor consultation at 7:30pm (about 30min), then enjoy your dinner at the main restaurant located above the river where you will enjoy this dinner with the sound of tropical bird & the sound of the water flowing below. Day 2 (B-L-D) Early morning just after the sunrise, join us for your morning daily yoga & meditation 2hrs session. An adapting breakfast will be awaited and served for you to enjoy. By 10am, you will get your first Ayurveda treatment of 2hrs30 session. Feeling totally relax and feeling free, your appetite will be open for you to enjoy your lunch before 2:30pm heading for a waterfall walk, river bath & bird watching. This walk will offer you 2hrs30 of nature getaway before reaching back the center for you to take a rest. By 8 pm the dinner will be serve at the main restaurant to end this beautiful day. Day 3 (B-L) It will be a similar morning as the day 2 with different Yoga and Ayurveda treatment Early morning just after the sunrise, join us for your morning daily yoga & meditation 2hrs session. An adapting breakfast will be awaited and served for you to enjoy. By 10am, you will get your first Ayurveda treatment of 2hrs30 session. Feeling totally relax and feeling free, your appetite will be open for you to enjoy your lunch. By 1pm, we will proceed to our check out and will take the direction of the next destination.




INCLUDED / EXCLUDED


What is Included? Sri Lankan authentic organic meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, 2 daily sunrise yoga, 2 Ayuveda treatment, cookery lesson, waterfall walk & bird watching tour. What is Excluded? Travel to Kandy, sodas and alcoholic beverages (not allowed during your stay in), tipping and gratuities to guide, therapist & team member of the wellness center




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What to Bring? Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, dry bag, money (no ATM), change of clothes, swimwear, water bottle, toiletries, own medical treatment, basic first aid kit. Things you should know! Our guest should be made aware that area surrounding samadhi is mountainous jungle so occasional snakes and scorpions may be found. In rainy weather leeches and cenerpedes are part of the wildlife. The kukuloya road, which makes up the last third of your journey from kandy , is often the worse for wear, due to torrential rains so be prepared for a rough ride! A journey to Samadhi Means Samadhi is more suitable for experience open minded travelers who are tired of ordinary hotels .Normal average travelers searching for common luxuries are not suitable for Samadhi , this is the place to understand sri lankan cuisine heritage ,culture art and history with many authentic antiques all around . As No Air Conditioning (far cool enough, only organic home – Grown Meals, Regrettably, no wheelchair access, unsuitable terrain for toddlers, many uneven steps and many walking paths to rooms and central dining Kindly note the uneven terrain, steep paths and access to both rivers make this location unsafe in wet weather to toddlers or small children so though children are most welcome at Samadhi it is entirely at the parents own responsibility. Departure Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Solo traveller will incur single supplement charges. Do we accept children Unfortunately this is a chi retreat, so we won’t allowed kids to venture in this EXPERIENCE





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