Sanctuary at Tissawewa

Grandly ensconced in the sacred city of Anuradhapura is a Raj-era jewel: ‘The Sanctuary at Tissawewa’.

Best Known For

Surrounded by sprawling lush gardens, ‘The Sanctuary at Tissawewa’ is nestled inside a splendid colonial residence. Respectfully restored with nods to heritage everywhere, this elegant-as-you-like bolthole mixes mod-cons with evocative tranquility.

The Experience

The eastern-charm-filled interiors of ‘The Sanctuary at Tissawewa’ houses wooden-ceilinged guest rooms that open out onto rambling gardens. Gracious colonial designs and four poster beds meet modern flourishes, mixing the old and new. Certain rooms come equipped with a luxurious bathtub.

From sandwiches, toasts and fruit juices, to hearty main meals, well-curated culinary experiences await one. The flanking riotous garden makes a great afternoon stroll spot while the breezy verandas sum up peaceful tropical evenings.

Around and About

Nestled in the North Central Province, the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura contains a treasure trove of well-preserved ruins. Lofty stupas like the Ruwanweliseya and the Jetavanaramaya, together with the palatial ruins of Lovamahapaya and the Kuttam Pokuna Twin Ponds, intrigue one’s mind.

Anuradhapura; a time machine to your senses. Step back in time…

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