13.03.2007 29 °C
Last weekend we went Ratnaloka Tour Inn,Ratnapura. It was situated in a calm village called "KOSGALA" which is about 8 kilometers away from the city of Ratnapura.The hotel is sorrounded by a tea plantation which is spread about 40 acres of land. The hotel garden has lots of cardamon trees & many other tress like tamarind etc. The main retaurant is air venilated while the Orchid is an air conditioned one.
The Gem museum is something unique to this hotel, which displays large varities of local & foreign gems.Also it has a jewellery shop which sells lots of gems studded silver & 14k & 18k Gold jewellaries.
All rooms are air conditioned with a mini bar.Since the hotel is situated in Ratnapura they have some gem mining sites in the hotel garden. most of guests in the hotel are enjoyed with the experience of gem mining. The hotel garden is ideal for bird watching as well. Many of the bird species can be observed in the hotel park.
Hotel has some interesting features like tea plucking competition,bird watching tours, Adam's peak tours, wild safaris to Udawalawe park etc.