Built on top of a hill with a beautiful scenic view of the surrounding greenery, Birds Park provides you an experience together with nature. Not far away from Colombo, in a little village in the Kurunegala District, this hotel offers 6 spacious rooms and camping gear for you to enjoy your stay. An eco friendly resort, the hotel strives not to disturb the natural setting the surroundings have to offer. From barbecues and meals by the pool to enjoying a swim when you please, Birds Park is an excellent holiday destination.
Birds Park Location
Birds Park is located about a 2 hour drive away from Colombo, 10 minutes off the Narammala Road in Polgahawela in a quaint old village named Wadakada. Guests can travel to the fort Railway station and catch a train to Polgahawela where transport can be arranged from the station to the hotel. A nominal fee will have to be paid to the driver of the vehicle while at least 24 hour prior notice is required to make arrangements.
Birds Park Accommodation
Six spacious rooms are offered at the Birds Park Hotel which comprises of two family rooms and four double rooms. All rooms offer a view of the gardens through large French windows. The coir carpets in all rooms and also the elegance of Sri Lankan culture and colour is depicted in all interiors. An eco friendly resort, Birds Park does not use air-conditioning. If itís too warm for the guests, there is always the option of using fans which are included in all rooms. For camping purposes, clean linen and mattresses are provided.
Birds Park Facilities
Basic camping can also be arranged in one part of the estate. You can also add some flavour and spice to your camping experience by trying a sing-a-long around a bonfire without disturbing the natural habitat around the hotel. Birds Park serves Sri Lankan cuisine while continental food is served on the a la carte menu. For larger groups where the minimum number of guests equals to 10, barbecues can be arranged. This can be taken to the camp site as well.
There is no bar available at the hotel but guests are always welcome to bring in there own alcohol.
Chasers and a range of food accompaniments are available. The informal setup at the hotel allows you to have your own agenda in choosing the time and place to have your meals. Meals can be enjoyed either by the pool, rooftop, candle lit dinners in the front lawn etc. Birds Park also houses a large open-air dining room that can comfortably cater to groups up to 30 people. This overlooks the estates, jungles and the mountains beyond.
There are two lounge areas where guests can relax and read a book or catch up with friends and family. The tree house built by the edge of the mountain slope is a popular place for visitors where meals can be enjoyed.
The swimming pool which is hedged by a natural rock overlooks the beautiful surroundings. There is also a small porch area at the side entrance of the building. This opens up to the gardens below and the pool which is ideal for a round of drinks before dinner.
Guests can also indulge in some yoga or meditation while for light entertainment, board games and a television is provided. Meetings and training programs can be organized at Birds Park with basic facilities.
Birds Park Excursions
For the nature enthusiast, Birds Park is a haven away from the busy city life. True to its name, bird lovers may find the property and its surrounding environment interesting enough with over 35 varieties of birds flying about. Species include Gold fronted leaf bird, Scarlet, Little minivites, Black hooded oriole and the Chestnut headed bee eater.
Excursions can be made to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage which was established in 1975, the Ridi Viharaya - an ancient cave temple with a history of over 2000 years, the Panduwasnuwara ruins and the Ethagala Rock. For the adventure traveller, trekking, hiking, and rock climbing can be arranged.