About Us

Sick and tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, the sound of traffic and the sleepless nights? Craving for peace and quiet, serene surroundings and harmony with nature? Welcome to Train View Chalets.

Just when you think you’re far away from civilization, the one thing to remind you of a world outside is the iconic railway passage of the famous ‘Udarata Menike’ which passes bordering on the property. This is one of the key aspects of this property as the view it affords of the railway track and the occasional passage of this historical train is one to watch out for. To sweeten the deal even further, the landlord, his charming wife and delightful little son also live on the property, and are always happy to answer your questions, give you tips or even just make conversation, giving you a traditional home-stay feeling with the comfort of your own privacy.

So come join us and allow us to make your stay in Sri Lanka a most memorable experience.

  • About the Hotel

    Located in the majestic hill-country paradise of Bandarawela, these chalets are located in the midst of a lush tea plantation grove and are surrounded by majestic mountains, crystal clear rivulets and are nestled within a forest reserve, ensuring the occasional visit from a curious deer or a wide-eyed squirrel, and even a mischievous hedgehog. The property is also conveniently situated a stone’s throw from other popular hill country destinations, such as Ella, Nuwara Eliya and Haputale.

    The location is also a utopia for bird-watching, of which the most sought after inhabitant in the area, is the Ceylon Red-rumped Swallow, also known as Wehi Lihiniya in Sinhalese. One of the native birds to Sri Lanka, these interesting visitors have taken a fancy to an age old tunnel bordering the lodge which was built over 100 years ago when they were first laying the railroads in the hill country. A cool and clear stream flows through this tunnel, which is a paradise for the Ceylon Red-rumped Swallow. Another key feature of this babbling brook is that you will be serenaded by the tinkle of it passing by throughout the day, even ferrying you on to dreamland when you fall asleep. You also get a free-of-charge wake up call, courtesy of our friendly Jungle Fowl, of whom you can find in abundance around the property.

  • About the rooms

    The entire lodge is built in union with nature as much as possible, but doesn’t in any way make your stay here any less comfortable. Themed as it is named, you will find your paths marked mirroring the iconic railroad that borders the property. Cooling cement flooring, big and spacious rooms with comfortable king-sized and/or deluxe single beds give you a homely feel that corresponds with the natural splendor around you, taking you to a place of peace and tranquility that will leave you stuck for words. The rooms here carry another small surprise as every room comes inbuilt with its very own little indoor aquarium.

  • About the restaurant

    The lodge also boasts of a fully equipped open plan restaurant which is ready to cater to all your culinary needs, and specializes in whipping up some of Sri Lanka’s unique signature dishes, which will leave your taste buds tingling. Most of our food, especially for the Sri Lankan Menu options, is harvested and prepared organically using wooden fires. Also, the local dishes are exclusively prepared by the landlady, who specializes in Sri Lankan cuisine, ensuring your dining experience with us is truly beyond compare.

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All this comes with no lacking in the comfort factor as all rooms come equipped with Hot Water and Satellite Television. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge, making sure you are connected to the world outside while you are secluded in this little corner of heaven. Any other changes or additional requests, such as an extra bed put into the room, can be catered to on request, so please do not hesitate to ask our staff for anything you may require.

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