Mount Havana has something different to offer. Rich in biodiversity and replete with an abundance of rare endemic plants and trees, it is a place of pure relaxation, peace and quiet.
A perfect getaway from the hectic lifestyles of the business world.
Listen to bird song all day long. Enjoy the fragrances of the countryside that only Mount Havana has to offer. Experience the lifestyles of the local communities. Capture the images of rare endemic birds and butterflies and record on film the sights and sounds unique to this destination. While a visit to the famous Adam’s Peak can be arranged, it is also visible from the swimming pool along with other prominent mountain ranges that add to the beauty of this place.
At Mount Havana, we proudly uphold sustainable living practices with our very own natural forest comprising medicinal and indigenous plants. Our forest has become a haven for small wild creatures that have found their way here. In addition, many varieties of fruit and flowers, both endemic and introduced, can be found growing in the vast gardens of Mount Havana. Nature trails that lead through the estate lets you enjoy the sights and sounds of life on the estate.
At Mount Havana, you can taste the freshest milk from our resident cows, savour bees honey from our bee hives, enjoy tea and coffee from plants grown in the garden, and relish garden fresh organic vegetables and fruits and taste dishes seasoned with spices and herbs picked from our estate. We hope that our best practices will someday encourage others to be eco friendly and encourage sustainable processes. After all, we must appreciate what we have and save for another day.
Hello and a warm welcome to Mount Havana. As the Founder of this boutique villa, it is a great pleasure to personally welcome each and every one of you while you enjoy your stay here.
Your rooms overlook the picturesque Kingdom of Gampola. An era of abundance, riches and antiquity, Gampola flourished in splendor during the 1341-1415 AD period. Created in the midst of Gampola’s brilliant artistry, Mount Havana captures a world of indulgence, beauty and simplicity of the hill country. In fact, one of the governing principles at Mount Havana is that of sustainability.
At Mount Havana, we not only advocate for sustainability, but also adopt it as a lifestyle. We strive to make our patrons one with nature. The butterfly gardens, nature trails, summer huts for bird watching and handpicked organic foods are all little measures we take to ensure that you are treated like royalty.
I urge you to take a stroll down our nature trek and breathe in the freshness of Sri Lanka’s hill country and relax as you unwind by the pool to the stars above.
Wishing you a pleasant stay
Dinesh B Saparamadu
Gampola was once an important medieval kingdom (1314 – 1415 AD) and marked the period where Sinhala kings once ruled. There are historical evidences present to date to mark the area as having being inhabited even at the beginning of the Christian era.
Evidence of Brahmin presence is marked with original inscriptions on the drip ledges of caves found in the neighbourhood of Gampola.
The Niyangampaya Viharaya with a history dating back to the 9th century A.D. is the earliest known Buddhist shrine on record to have been built in the Gampola area. Other Viharas worth mention are the Lankathilaka and Gadaladeni Viharas which are of considerable proportions, were also built during the reign of the Kings. The last important King to have ruled the empire was Parakramabahu IV (1415/1367A.D.)
According to historic evidence, after the reign of King Parakramabahu IV several other monarchs ruled after him. However, these monarchs were notably weaker and more prominence was given to their generals.