Diyabubula, the Barberyn Art & Jungle Hideaway, is a small luxurious lodge or boutique hotel with five villas. It is near the small town of Dambulla in the central parts of Sri Lanka. It is designed by a Sri Lankan artist Laki Senanayake, to compliment his water garden near this gateway.
The name Diyabubula means a bubbling fountain and also symbolizes the power of the earth and the creativity of this dreamy location. The place is sustainably built with railway sleepers, recycled wood, and other necessary material. Let’s have an in-depth insight into this beautiful and magical location in the woods.
Dining arrangements at Diyabubula
- It has a compact and cozy dining room at the boutique hotel where all the meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are served.
- The chefs of the hotel serve even after the meal timings without any objection.
- A counter of fresh fruits and tea is always available in the hotel.
- No alcohol and non-vegetarian dishes like meat or chicken are served in the hotel. However, seafood is one of the delicacies served in the hotel.
- The chefs of the hotel happily fulfill special food demands.
- The chefs specifically discuss the choice of a four-course dinner meal with all the guests.
- International style and traditional style Sri Lankan meal is served in breakfast and lunch, respectively.
Activities you can enjoy
- Bird watching
Diyabubula is the paradise for the “armchair bird watchers.” if you are one of them, then you can enjoy a vast number of birds that reside in the hotel and migratory birds. Most of the migratory birds collect in Diyabubula during winters to enjoy the abundance of food and an excellent warm climate.
- Enjoy the artistic creations of Laki
Diyabubula is a wall-less and minimal living space, designed by Laki Senanayake along with the professional architect, Greffery Bawa. You must visit it to enjoy the beauty and the music of mother earth.
Places to visit near Diyabubula
- Rose quartz mountain
Rose quartz mountain range is situated deep in the ironwood jungle in South Asia. It consists of seven mountains, which are around 180-300 meters above sea level. And Namal Uyana is the largest and the oldest rock amongst the mountain range.
- Minneriya National Park
It is a wildlife sanctuary that is active only in the dry months like July to October. You can visit there to feed elephants. It is also the 6th greatest wildlife spectacle in the world.
- Ritigala Forest Reserve
It is the oldest Buddhist monastery on the mountain ranges. This part of the mountains is known for its healthy and nutritious herbs. It is known to be the chunk of Himalayan ranges which Lord Hanuman brought to save the life of Lord Laxman.
It is a cave temple which is listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. It has a delicately painted ceiling along with multiple buddha statues of various postures.
It is a large painted rock which is on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a large rock, on which the palaces and fortress of Lord Kasyapa were built in the past.
It is an ancient city that is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It has one of the most planned archaeological sites in entire Sri Lanka.
Why must you visit this fantastic place in the woods?
- It connects you with nature.
- It has a beautiful treehouse on the Arcea nut trees.
- You can enjoy the Bamboo grove by spending your night in a triangular transparent roof under the canopy of bamboo.
- It has a beautiful water villa made out of rail sleepers and other recycled wood.
- It is made up of sustainable material and is a highly comfortable place to stay.
- The place has a very aesthetic environment.