Amba Estate is the vision of four friends who have come together to create an organic tea and vegetable estate and holiday experience for those who wish to relax and unwind within a remote and picturesque region of this island. Originally started in 2006, Amba Estate produces a range of artisan teas, coffees, spices and preserves and is immersed in nature. Go on a tour of the tea estate; visit the tea factory and learn of artisanal tea making; and experience tea tasting (from green teas to lemon grass and black teas). Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching or hiking up to the spectacular pools and rock shelves at the top of Ravana Ella waterfalls. Back at the Estate Bungalow, guests can relax out in the gardens and take in the beautiful scenery, pick your own organic vegetables and learn to cook Sri Lankan curries, or curl up with a good book under a tree surrounded by bird call. Red Dot recommends a minimum of two night’s stay to experience fully all that Amba Estate has to offer.
Accommodation at Amba is in their four-bedroom estate bungalow or the Clove Cottage. The estate bungalow is a century old planter’s bungalow which has been refurbished maintaining its rustic, old world charm. The Clove Cottage is a newly built two bedroom unit that is located a short stroll away. Both the bungalow and cottage can be booked by the room or as a whole on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Families with children are welcome. The staff at Amba - from the estate manager to the in-house cook are all at hand to ensure you have a pleasant holiday. Amba Estate values environmental conservation and community development and supports several educational and economic initiatives that benefit the villagers of Ambadandenigama.