The 6-roomed boutique Hotel is located on a peak overlooking the Knuckles range and the Riverstone Ridge in Matale, Sri Lanka.

The six rooms are tastefully set into the original hospital building of the Lechnagar estate when it was 3000 + hectare and was home to over a 1000 estate workers. The Infinity pool overlooks the mountain range and all rooms except one are facing the pool. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks are available which feature fresh produce from the 100 acre organic farm surrounding the rooms.  

There are few places on planet earth that you could watch the day kick in as the creator had meant it to be. The red glow of the sun rising in the east backlights smooth outlines of the knuckles range. This mist peeks up into the lighting sky heralded by the sound of hundreds of thousands of birds and it is another day at the historical Lechnagar (Paradise Forest Garden).  One could almost smell the spice in the air as the pepper. clove, cardamom and cinnamon gardens appear in the daylight and the hazy red glow turns into green.  

Hundreds of years ago the British planters used the Lechnagar as a nursery to prepare coffee and cocoa saplings to be shipped into Africa. Situated amid the famous Matale spice belt, Paradise Forest Garden is where you need to take your family to bond with nature. Bring the past to the present and expose them to the reality of sustainable food production. The 100-acre organic certified forest garden is a  mix of tranquillity, tastefully preserved nature and sustainable development carefully crafted into an ideal refuge for a family holiday with lasting memories.

Surrounded by an organic certified forest garden and overlooking Riverstone peak and the knuckles range the property consists of a 6-roomed boutique hotel, organic cultivation and animal farm. Here you need to wake up early to watch the sunrise and then take a tour of the garden and see how spices are grown.

Things to Do

  • Knuckles Mountain Range Nature Hike 
  • Riverston Gap Nature hike
  • Aluvihare Rock temple  
  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Trekking

Air conditioning

Ceiling fan

Free bottled water

Daily housekeeping

Private bathroom

Free WiFi