Mud House


This is a place to taste the real Sri Lankan experience. Situated in the dry zone village of Anamaduwa, is 2 ½ hours away from capitol Colombo. Eat authentic home cooked Sri Lankan food, sleep in traditional Sri Lankan wattle and daub eco dwellings, swim in the lakes, bird watching, interacting with locals, visiting ancient non touristic temples, village picnic and cycling are the things to do at The Mud House.

We recommend two or three nights at The Mud House to enjoy this pure Sri Lankan living style.


Situated in Anamaduwa, 2 hours from the Colombo International Airport and 2 ½ hours from capitol Colombo is a dry zone rural area. Kalpitiya and Wilpattu National Park are within 1 ½ hours drive from The Mud House.


The Mud House provides accommodation in various Wattle and daub traditional Sri Lankan cottages. Cottages are real eco type and rustic setting. Staying here you can feel how a typical Sri Lankan villagers live their day to day life.

There is no air conditioning or electricity in the rooms, making it a real typical rural experience. All cottages provide largely opened living areas with comfortable beds or comfortable mattresses on cement bases, hammock and the toilets are fitted with western fittings with running water.


The Mud House serves excellent local food. Rice with chicken/fish or vegetable with Sri Lankan style lightly cooked green salads. All vegetables are from their home organic garden. You can either dine in the centrally located dining hut overlooking the lake or dine in your own cottage.

Things to do

At The Mud House, you can explore rural country side around the property by walking, cycling or even by tractor. Visiting ancient local non touristic temples, canoeing in the lake, Bird watching, going to local markets, picnic in the nearby villages to interact with local villagers are the things in the immediate surroundings of The Mud House.

Bird watching at Mud House is key attraction as there are many resident, migratory and endemic birds in the surrounding areas. Also venturing about 1 hour drive from Mud House you can do bird watching at Anawilundawa Bird sanctuary which is a RAMSAR most important birding habitat.

Kalipitiya Peninsula for Dolphin watching and Wilpattu National Park for Leopard safaris are just 1 hour drive away from The Mud House.