This is a superb lodge set in stunning surroundings of jungle, lakes and mountains. Staying in this remote area far from other tourists is a magical experience. The lodge and bungalows have been beautifully designed in keeping with the natural surroundings. The individual bungalows are nestled in the lush vegetation and built with all necessary comfort and no fuss. Although there is no air-con the rooms are spacious and kept cool with a good flow of air and fans. The outdoor bathrooms are an absolute delight.
The jungle drive and boat safari on the lake were particularly enjoyable with wonderful birds, as were the walks around the lodge which included one particularly interesting walk with the chief of the indigenous Veddah tribe.
The staff were friendly and efficient and the naturalists extremely knowledgable.
Gal Oya Lodge is a perfect place to stay if you want to feel close to nature but cheating a little with comfort and delicious food!
I shall be back for another stay!More