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    Reinvent your vacation with us

    Sometimes even the most treasured holiday traditions need a shake up. Whether you are planning a family vacation, a reunion, a girls or guys weekend out, an office retreat or even a second honeymoon - a trip to Dumbanagala Chalet is a great way to make new memories that last a lifetime. The best thing about a vacation at Dumbanagala Chalet is you can tailor it to take you to exhilarating highs or a totally relaxing rejuvenation.

    An Oasis in the Mountains

    Cradled by the rugged Knuckles mountain range, Dumbanagala Chalet offers an utterly unique wilderness escape. Infused with breath taking beauty, blissful tranquility and mysticism, the chalet channels nature's healing energy and offers a path to harmonize mind, body and soul. Beyond the chalet awaits a host of life changing experiences. Whether you choose to explore the living, breathing cloud forests, plunge into the depths of crystal clear rock pools, let the cascading waterfalls wash over you or simply lie in a hammock and gaze into the endless vistas during the day or a starlit sky in the night, you are guaranteed to leave the Knuckles forever changed.


    Enjoy a Serene and intimate stay in the cloud forest


    Elegant simplicity is the essence of the Chalet. The rooms at the Chalet give a one of a kind experience which is both relaxing and comforting. The perfectly designed interior and the spacious rooms in the Chalet offers an exceptional view of the knuckles from its private balconies and Terrace. The Chalet offers a wide array of rooms consisting of Single, Double, Triple and Family rooms with attached bathrooms that will cater to all your vacation needs with your loved ones. Come indulge in a living space that feels as intimate as home, yet offers all the trimmings of a five star getaway.


    Cozy, comfortable and tastefully appointed cottage is the newest addition to our offering. With two double rooms and a family room, cottage makes an ideal getaway for a small group. The cottage is set amid lush cardamom plantation and macadamia trees and offers panoramic wilderness views.

    Delight your palate with flavorful cuisine that bursts with bright colors and healthy nutrients.

    Sri Lanka's traditional foods are presented with local flair and intense flavors. Farm to table ingredients are expertly prepared and served in our dining room that has breath taking views of the Dumbara Valley creating an awe inspiring and romantic setting to enjoy a scrumptious meal.

    The Mountains are calling....

    Do you want to rejuvenate your soul, challenge your body, and calm your mind... then take a hike in nature and witness a thousand miracles. Whether a trek through the woods, a strenuous mountain climb or just a simple stroll through the windy forest road.....Dumbanagala Chalet acts as a gateway to many daring, thrilling and exhilarating hiking trails dotted around the great Knuckles wilderness. The Chalet greets you with a curated selection of options to help you craft your next hiking adventure.
    Dumbanagala Mountain Hike
    Kalugala Gerandi Ella Hike
    Diyakerella Hike
    Meemure Hike
    Knuckles 5 Peak Hike

    Explore the beauty of Sri Lankan Heritage

    Travel is the spark that fires up a craving for bold adventures, thoughtful introspections and unique experiences. Dumbanagala Chalet will make an ideal base for visiting these historical, archeological, cultural and natural heritage sites that will enhance your vacation experience.

    Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya

    The first Stupa of ancient Sri Lanka and believed to be the site of Gautama Buddha's first visit to the country. It is also one of the 16 sacred Buddhist religious sites in Sri Lanka.

    Wasgamuwa National Park

    This 5th largest national park is famous for its large wild elephant population. Up to a 150 elephant heard can be seen between the months of November to May in the afternoon hours. The park is also a sanctuary for 143 species of birds. The Buduruwayaya reclining buddha ruins estimated to be 1800 years old are also found inside the park.

    Dambana Vedda Tribes

    Dambana is a village closer to the town of Mahiyangana and known as the refuge of the indigenous Vedda people. A visit to the village gives great insight into the traditions, lifestyle and the language of the Vedda people.

    Randenigala/Victoria Dams & Reservoirs

    Victoria dam is the tallest arch type dam and has the largest hydroelectric power station in the country. Randenigala reservoir created by the Rantambe dam is one of the largest reservoirs in the country. Wild elephants are spotted along the reservoir very often.


    Dumbanagala Chalet and team thanks for hosting our group and being lovely hosts. A brilliant view here at Knuckles with home comforts that includes a great fireplace. Hope to visit again in the near future.
    Tgona Pascval , Singapore
    It was a a hard way to get here but it was worth it 100%. After 2 nights and a great sunny trekking tour through the jungle, many butterflies and lots of rooties. We have to leave and to continue our journey and to cleave this awesome place. Thanks to the whole team.
    Liron Amrami , Germany
    A wonderful 2 day stop on our 14 day motorbike adventure. By far the best food on our trip. Fantastic scenery as well.
    Rhys Passmort , Busselton, Western Australia
    The perfect place to relax and explore the Knuckles. The lodge is designed beautifully and the food is excellent.
    Charlie Toless , Borneo, Malaysia
    The most beautiful place you could ever come into in the region. The food and the service is the best you could imagine. We would like to thank Kanchana for being the most wonderful host and to Sathyan and the kitchen staff for their commendable service. We would recommend the place to anybody and would like to wish everyone all the best.
    Supun , Sri Lanka
    What a lovely place! A place to empty the mind of troubles and replace them with happy thoughts and resolution for the future. A place where one can rest in peace in the arms of mother nature, with the help of Knuckles and his staff, who were ever attentive to all of our needs and comforts. May this be the best year yet for Dumbanagala Chalet. Thank you very much.
    Rudy Rudvan , Orlando, Florida, USA
    We came here not knowing what to expect. It did not take long to fall in love with the forests, the incredible views, the lodge but above all, You, the people. A place like this, however beautiful it certainly is, gets that extra shine from the people. Without knowing it, you all made our stay in Sri Lanka an absolute wonder. We cannot thank you enough.
    Mark Camps , Canada
    Thank you for creating a fantastic place for us. The house has beautiful views. The food was excellent and teh staff is helpful. But the best feature of all was the library. We enjoyed leafing through your collection. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to read. But the kids loved the reading material. We look forward to revisit your beautiful place.
    Channa Jayasinghe , Sri Lanka

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