Meaning of Nelu
Nelu flowers which bloomed just once in 12 years are now seen in Horton Plains National Park. There are 30 Nelu species available in Sri Lanka while 24 of them are inherent to the country. Strobilanthes pulcherrima, S. sexennis, S. viscosa and S.calycina are flowering in these days at Horton plains. Flowers which bloom in 12 years are fading away after 2 weeks. These flowers will bloom again in 2025 during the season.
Nelu Villa is perfectly positioned at the heart of the cultural triangle at the centre of Sri Lanka. We are within striking distance 20 Minuets from the UNESCO world heritage site: Sigiriya Rock Fortress, and the Pidurangala rock. All the significant historical sites of Sri Lanka are easily accessible from our location. Dambulla Cave Temple is 3o minutes away. Kandy, the last kingdom of Ceylon, can be reached in two hours. The ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, and ruins of Ritigala can be reached under two hours. If you want to glimpse into the natural wonders of Sri Lanka and elephants in the wild, Kawadulla, Eco and Minneriya National Park are also close by.
Greetings from the owner & on-site manager of Nelu Villa, Shanaka.
He has a great experience in welcoming guests like a house owner. He has received quite a reputation from our guests for cooking fine meals including Sri Lankan rice and curry as well. He will make sure to offer our precious guests relaxing and comfortable accommodation.