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Galway Forest Lodge is a pleasant hideaway, in a quiet location surrounded by tea plantations, beside the Forest Lodge Nature Reserve. A fantastic location for birders and nature enthusiasts.

Its 52 traditional rooms in three different categories all have en-suite bathrooms and heating – it can be surprisingly cool at this elevation. There are restaurants, a bar and billiard room, and loads of olde worlde charm.

Galway Forest Lodge is overlooked by Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, Mount Piduruthalagala.

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Nuwara Eliya & Horton Plains

Nuwara Eliya is in the heart of tea country and its elevation creates a cooler climate, making for fascinating birdlife. Nearby Horton Plains is the country’s highest plateau which terminates at the sheer precipice of 'World’s End', and is the perfect environment for a distinctive, wild flora and rare highland birds.

  • Where: Central Province
  • Ideal for viewing: sambar, leopard, purple-faced langur, scaly thrush, Sri Lanka hill white-eye
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris