Induruwa is a small fishing village along the South Western coast of Sri Lanka.
With beautiful and low-key with un-crowded sandy beaches that are ideal for long walks, sun bathing and swimming. There is a stream that is flourished with a number of water bodies which are located in and around the area making Induruwa a town rich in fauna and flora. Ayurvedic practices are also carried out in Induruwa with a number of hotels catering to complete rejuvenation of mind and body. Induruwa is a prime destination not only for those looking to relax their mind and body but also for travellers looking for adventure.
Induruwa with its local market, small shops and an excellent choice of accommodation, caters for individual travellers and families alike. Located 70km away from Colombo, Induruwa is also an excellent starting point for excursions and day trips.
Geoffrey Bawa's legacy as an architect and writer is etched in local history. His impact on Sri Lanka is unparalleled. Lunuganga is arguably the most famous of his works, Bawa’s own country home set in a sprawling lakeside garden estate, where he experimented with his ideas about space, light and scale for nearly 50 years.
When he bought the land in 1948 it was a rubber plantation on a peninsula jutting out into a lake. Over the years, Bawa painstakingly reshaped the land and the vegetation to fulfil his vision, in one case slicing off the top of a hill to improve his view of the lake.
Bawa continued to change and experiment with the spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. It's more an amalgamation of ideas, with some areas resembling an Italian Renaissance garden and other areas with symmetrical pavillions.
Roughly 15 acres, the estate features an idyllic cottage and set of four suites for visitors, although it isn't really a hotel. The interior is very tastefully done, managing to pack in lots of history and art without seeming cluttered or losing its minimalist Bawa vibe. Lunuganga is one of the few places that somehow seems more entrancing as it is worn away by time, with its chipped stone statues and gnarly trees.