Trail of
the gentle giants

Experience the wilderness of rural Udawalawa, renowned for its stunning raw natural habitat and embrace the sights and sounds of nature.

Welcome to Elephant Trail!

A perfect combination of modern luxury and untamed rural life, Elephant Trail is a three-star boutique hotel located on the border of the Udawalawe National Park. Setting high standards as a benchmark for lavish hospitality, Elephant Trail can be the safe haven for the weary yet excited travelers in southern Sri Lanka. The Elephant Trail maybe compact in size, but its sheer scale of hospitability along with endless activities to enjoy would be hard to ignore.
As the Udawalawe National park itself unravels from the front doors of Elephant Trail, a long stretch of sugarcane field surrounds from the rear. The southern rural life is abundantly visible to anyone enjoying the stay at the hotel. Open yourself to more than just a relaxed stay at the Elephant Trail as you can enjoy a range of activities from bird watching and bicycle rides to wild safaris in the famed Udawalawe National Park.

A flavorful
dining experience

Dive into the tasteful blends of traditional and Western cuisine cooked to perfection while soaking in the southern air.

Luxury meets nature

An elegantly balanced blend of coziness and the wild ideal for your thirst of adventure in Udawalawe. Our inventive roofing concept with local “pol athu” will take your comforts to higher levels

More than
just an adventure

Elephant Trail is ready to offer you wild experiences to suit your preference. Activities are not limited to bird watching, fishing, bicycle rides and exciting safaris. Inquire with us for available ventures.

Indulge in luxurious accommodation

Our well-furnished modern rooms are dedicated for your deserved relaxation and comfort, ranging from standard to deluxe.

An Authentic
Dining Experience

You will be treated to a delightful range of mouth-watering dishes by
the Rakwana river bank courtesy of our extremely skilled chefs.
"Room with access to the pool is illuminated at night. The room is spacious and clean, hot water, bathroom amenities, soap smells delicious, kettle: coffee and tea. We took a room with a safari - everything was organized at the highest level, we were satisfied!"
Вячеслав Васильев
"The rooms were clean, very comfortable, and the staff was amazing. They went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel."
Elliot Evans
United Kingdom
"We were overwhelmed by the warm welcome- the staff went above and beyond to welcome us from the first moment. We booked the package with dinner and safari included. Dinner was incredible- we chose the fish curry option and were given a selection of 8 different Sri Lankan curry dishes, all delicious. a 3 course meal and they even set up a beautiful candlelit table by the pool for us, without us asking. Amazing. Safari was perfect- the driver/guide was so friendly and knowledgeable- we saw so much and avoided seeing many other people, and had the best time. It’s located very close to the park entrance. Highly recommend it!"
Emma Goble
United Kingdom
"Clean and nice rooms! Very nice bathroom. Good dinner and breakfast buffet. Safari tours can be booked through the hotel :)"
Tiziano Micello
“ The hotel was above our expectations. We really liked it here! We came here to the national park. First day of check in we surprisingly saw an elephant right outside the entrance! The hotel is close to the park. The staff was so kind to us and so helpful. The rooms were clean and the hotel had a generator, so no trouble from the power cuts here in Sri Lanka!”
Robin Ottosson

Explore Elephant Trail

Take a peek into the never ending pleasures in Elephant Trail.

See in pictures

Feel the exotic taste wrapped in a homely service at our open-air restaurant.
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