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Dumbanagala Chalet @ Knuckles
Sri Lanka

Situated at an elevation of 1, 190 meters, deep in the pristine Knuckles Wilderness, Dumbanagala Chalet is one of the best eco-travel destinations in Sri Lanka. We strive to provide our guest a sustainable living facility where people can comfortably enjoy, appreciate and learn from nature.

A UNESCO world heritage site and an IUCN biodiversity hot spot, Knuckles follows its own rhythm of time. It is governed by natural elements:  wind, rain and sun - the seasons like no other in Sri Lanka. Weather in the Knuckles mountain range is unpredictable and could transform within few minutes. A thick mist could shroud the mountains in a matter of minutes. Rain could breeze in any day.

The 10-room luxury chalet is hidden in the midst of majestic mountains where abundant vegetation conceals entrance to ancient caves and waterfalls that tumble into turquoise pools. It is considered the most exclusive eco-lodge in the Deanston side of Knuckles region and is renowned for its laid back atmosphere, warm but discreet hospitality and excellent local cuisine.  It balances luxury with respect for both  local culture and the environment.

The chalet, perfectly blended with the surrounding wilderness area, overlooks the infinite blue hues of the Knuckles mountains and Dumbara Valley. Guests can bask in the beauty of the cloud forest, breath in the oxygen-dense air and take in nature as it unfolds around them.

It is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate after a long hike and the ideal base to explore nature, experience culture and enjoy an adventure.  

Consider staying a minimum of 2 to 3 nights to take advantage of the myriad of activities available both on the property and in the magical Knuckles Wilderness.

It's Always Better in the Mountains
Knuckles Wildlife

lizard - the knuckles