Wilpattu House Cottages / Bungalow is an isolated tranquil, rustic no frills nature stay and similar to homestay. It is located by the Wilpattu National Park entrance at Eluwankulam, on the Puttalam-Mannar Road. The property is surrounded by scrub jungle and is set about 0.5 km away from the last house in the village. This is tranquil rustic place where the sounds of birds and peacocks are what disturb the tranquility.
It is a convenient location for Safaris into Wilpattu National Park and Whale and Dolphin watch tours in Kalpitiya.
We also do Breakfast or Lunch, in house or Packed lunches for Tour groups going on Safari to Wilpattu Park through the Eluvamkulam Entrance or Groups en route to Mannar.
Our meals and fruit are from the property when available (seasonal). We do not use Pesticides. However we are not completely organic because we occasionally use inorganic/artificial fertilizer.
No luxury items available nearby, even beer liquor or Banks/ATM are 30 km away in Puttalam. Yes, we do have electricity and running water. No Wi-Fi, Smart Phone Internet connection works at 2G (approx 50-80 kbs) speeds.
Please NOTE: we are a very small operation and not geared to provide upscale driver accomodation.
We either provide directions or arrange
Wilpattu House was a waterfront neglected arid sun baked six acre Coconut Estate that was covered with thorn scrub jungle. IIt has been being resurrected to provide hotel and bungalow facilities for the area. The gently sloping property at about the highest point in Eluvamkulam has a constant breeze. There is an almost 180 sky view with glittering stars in clear skys during the dry season.
During daytime you can see Brahminy Kites (Sea Eagles) hover above the property. There are couple of peacocks that strut thru the property early in the morning or late evening. Indian roller birds (sinhala: Dum Kava) with their iridiscent blue plumage seen in flight are common. Walk around the property and see the variety of birds, and the occasional rabbit or tortise.
Elavankulam (also spelled Eluvamkulam, Eluwankulama on Google Maps) is the last town just before the Wilpattu National Park entrance on the Puttlam Mannar Road. Its last town after Wanathavillu.
Its 70 km to Mannar with The Doric, Arippu Fort on the way. 152 km to Pooneryn/Sangupiddy Bridge and 180 km to Jaffna Town.
To Madu Church it is about 80 km.