Located in a landscape of astounding beauty, our beautiful homey dwelling is situated 220 km away from Colombo city, overlooking the famous historical Giritale tank enveloped by surrounding timberland.
Being one of the most popular venues for holidaymakers and eco tourists, our humble setting is open for any soul; therefore we are proud to say our valued clientele is a mix of local and foreign parties mainly in the leisure tourist segments.
Facilities and services at Hotel Giritale-Polonnaruwa
Capitalizing on the superior customer satisfaction, we have adorned the entire setting with modest accommodation facilities and services to make you as comfortable as possible.
Experience the surrounding environment by residing in one of our 08 deluxe rooms, each accompanying the luxurious furnishing while capturing a unique breathtaking view of Giritale.
Overlooking the great tank and the beautiful wild life; lies our comfortable accommodative spaces named as Standard rooms. The 34 modestly furnished rooms wait to welcome your graceful presence.
Facilities & service on offer
Enjoy your holiday in a total stress free environment, where our dedicated staff, take care of all the worrisome factors, which barricade you from experiencing moments of total bliss. We proudly offer:
'The Gathering' is the name given to the elephants that assemble on the banks of the Minneriya Reservoir during the dry season. Every evening, between 150 and 200 elephants arrive at the reservoir, mainly to graze the grasses growing on the tank bed. During the drought, the water level drops, revealing a tank bed that allows the grass to grow. The elephants turn to these much needed fodder at a time when foliage in other areas dry up. The Minneriya reservoir also becomes a playground where the elephants can satisfy their water needs.
The Gathering peaks in August and September, at the height of the drought. According to wildlife authorities, the Minneriya gathering is the largest grouping of wild Asian elephants at any given time.
That The Gathering has gained international recognition as a nature "spectacular" may help in lobbying for keep the Minneriya tank for the elephants.
The Gathering ranks sixth on the Lonely Planet wildlife spectaculars list. The list includes famous nature events such as the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti; brown bears feasting in Alaska; the penguin rookery in the Atlantic, the Monarch butterfly migration in Mexico; orca feeding in Argentina, starling roosting in England, and the salmon run in South Africa.
Lanka herded with world's best nature treats.
Activities Available in Hotel Giritale-Polonnaruwa
City - Polonnaruwa
Category - Hotels in the Cultural Triangle
Distance from Colombo - 216 Km (5.30 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 186 Km (4.45 hour drive)
Price Guide - Rates On Request
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