Hanthana is ideally located in central Sri Lanka, just south-west of the island’s cultural capital, the city of Kandy. It is the perfect place to break journey before exploring the rest of the country because Hanthana (Kandy) is a crossroads to all other major cities.
The Hanthana region spreads outwards from Kandy into breathtaking scenery: cascading waterfalls of silver that fall into bubbling pools of refreshing spring water; verdant grassy plains that rise to meet majestic mountains lined with pretty eucalyptus trees and dark evergreens; only the melodious cries of bird life break the refreshing silence of this peaceful countryside. We invite you to come and explore this little piece of heaven, tucked away from the busyness of city life, and nestled where the mountains of Sri Lanka begin to rise into the hilly region. Hanthana is recognized for the many options it offers hikers and adventurers who enjoy the great outdoors. The Hanthana Mountain Range is, in fact, an Environmental Protection Area due to the biodiversity contained within its forests.
Hanthana’s proximity to Kandy makes it a convenient location from which to tour the sights and sounds of this city as well as other nearby attractions. You can also head towards Nuwara Eliya, Colombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya or the south western beaches within a matter of hours.
Hanthana is blessed with a year-round refreshingly cool climate. Monsoon rains can occur anytime between April and September while December to March do not see much rain. There’s plenty of sunshine on most days with cooler weather drifting in towards the evening and night. On those days, it will be hard to decide with which outdoor activity you’d rather occupy yourself. On rainy days, there are plenty of places to curl up with a book and a hot chocolate or play a game of chess in the lounge.