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Your yoga retreat in tropical nature, just 20min inland from the Indian ocean.

Relax, re-energize and de-stress at Niyagama House

Your special place to retreat in nature, just 20 minutes inland from the Unesco World Heritage Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean in Southern Sri Lanka

Designed with love and opened in 2012, our family-run, luxury Boutique Hotel and Yoga Retreat is a haven of tranquility for up to 25 guests.

Enjoy pure relaxation with the options of energizing Hatha yoga, elevated Aerial yoga, relaxing Yin yoga, calming meditation, detoxifying Ayurvedic massages, and nutritious food. All in the most beautiful surroundings with traditional architecture, beautifully maintained gardens and a relaxing pool area.

The distance to the airport of Colombo is 130 kilometers,

which is just a 90-minute drive from door to door.

Merry X-Mas Special Offer 2023
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Get Away Deal for May, June & July 2024

Enjoy deep Relaxation surrounded by tropical Nature.

Book here with a great 30% Discount.
This offer is a non-refundable one.


Yoga News July 2024

AUG 11 TO 18:
move your mind & live your dreams

Elke will be back from her MINDSET YOGA TOUR on the 8th of August and is looking very much forward to teach her next MINDSET YOGA RETREAT at Niyagama House.

Register now by sending us an email.

9 x 12 meter big and chlorine-free infinity pool

Be our Guest - with or without Yoga

Solo travelers, couples, friends and retreat organizers love to stay with us.

Experience a perfect blend of Eastern hospitality and Western comfort. All guests from 12 years of age onward are welcome.


Stay with us for just a few days of pure relaxation, for our yoga retreats or for a longer visit. Bring your own group of up to 25 people and use our space to teach inspiring classes in our new yoga shala.

Explore our Boutique Hotel & Yoga Retreat

Cosy, award-winning Barefoot Luxury with 11 Rooms and Suites

Stay with us for days filled with deep relaxation, where less is more and the shady place at

our 18 meter long, chlorine-free pool is your space to breathe and just be.

Join our daily yoga and meditation classes, dive into self-reflection, and deepen your personal development. Enjoy the barefoot luxury in our little paradise, where we care deeply for an organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly atmosphere.

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Niyagama House is Number One on Tripadvisor

 No 2 of 56 Hotels in the Galle Area, and

Traveler Ranked on Tripadvisor on July 1, 2024

 No 14 of 522 Hotels in the Southern Province.

Niyagama House is

About the Place

Our little piece of paradise is family-run since 2012, and designed by its owners.

Bird's View from Niyagama House, surrounded by tropical nature

Rooms & Suites

Our eleven "home away from home" spaces with beautiful furniture and views into nature

Tourmaline Room with private Balcony

Day Guests

Be our guest for a yoga class, a massage, a tasty meal, and enjoy chilling by the pool

Relax in our 18 meter long pool.

Verandah Restaurant

Fresh air and a view to the pool - serving tasty delights from 7 am to 10 pm

The Verandah Restaurant


From Ayurveda Curries to Western Options - all wholesome and delicious

Eat with a View to the Pool

Detox Retreats

Give yourself a gentle time-out without feeling hungry: with an Ayurveda Detox

Our Tropical Fruit Plate.

Yoga & Meditation

Energizing Hatha, calming Meditation, elevated Aerial, and relaxing Yin

Sunset Yin Yoga on the Roof Terrace

Yoga Retreats

Enjoy a 3 or 5 day yoga package or explore the new Mindset Yoga Method

Hatha Yoga in the Yoga Room

Mindset Yoga

Elke de Silva, co-owner and co-creator of Niyagama House, is also the founder of Mindset Yoga.

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Ayurveda Massages

Sri Lanka’s wellness traditions are pure bliss - and deeply relaxing

Ayurveda Oil Massages are deeply relaxing.

Personal Evolution

Choose a private yoga class, a holistic coaching, EFT or a guided meditation session 

A private Aerial Yoga Class.

Activities & Excursions

From a cooking class, a tea plantation walk or birding to Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is just 20 minutes away.
Our big Yoga Shala offers space for 25 people.

Host your Retreat or Event

Our brand-new, beautiful, and spacious Yoga Shala is waiting for YOU 

Are you looking for a perfect place for your next retreat or training in Southern Sri Lanka, just 20 minutes inland from Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean?

A luxury setting, a big yoga shala for 25 yogis, a long chlorine-free pool, and healthy food, surrounded by a tea plantation and tropical nature?

Niyagama House is growing and in 2023 we did open our beautiful new 'Yoga House', with a big yoga shala (7.50m x 12m) and three additional guest rooms. 

Come with your group, book individual rooms or the whole property and enjoy your own vacation, while teaching up to 25 students in the middle of tropical nature.

The Main House and Yoga House are close together.
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2019

Niyagama House means
10 Years of Excellence

About Awards and Feedback
from happy Guests

Since our opening in 2012, we have been rewarded every year with the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the ‘Traveler’s Choice Award’ from Tripadvisor, for which we are truly grateful.


We are especially proud of earning the ‘Hall of Fame’ Award from Tripadvisor in 2019, recognizing five consecutive years of consistently high ratings from travelers.

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2019

Yoga Paradise

What a great retreat! I could totally relax and re-energize some days after my round trip through this amazing country. The owners did use the last year to renovate the house and it feels like it was never closed. Healthy curries (they adjusted the spiciness to my taste), wonderful Hatha, Yin, and Aerial yoga classes, the amazing pool and just a short tuktuk drive to the beach or to Galle Fort (they organized it to be the same driver, so I was feeling very safe). Thanks to the super service I felt like a princess! It was a perfect mix! Thank you so much!

Nov 2022

Jutta, Berlin, Germany, on Tripadvisor

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A young pineapple fruit growing in our plantation.

Excellent Stay

Excellent break at this lovely small hotel. The staff were great, attentive but not over intrusive. Had a very informative tour of the surrounding tea plantation along with the various fruits etc.

It is an 8 bedroomed colonial style building with the restaurant on the veranda overlooking the infinity pool onto the forest where you can witness the monkeys jumping from tree to trees.

The owner Elke along with Prasad and all the staff make sure you have an enjoyable stay. It does not have an alcohol license but they will arrange for tuk-tuk to pick up anything you want. It is a little off the beaten track but if you want a relaxing quiet base it is perfect. Probably the most enjoyable place we stayed in Sri Lanka.

March 2022

John, UK, on Tripadvisor


This place is just a paradise, you can’t ask for more…. Food was very fresh and healthy, beautiful view from the balcony and nature around was just lovely. We felt very special and lucky to be there. Amazing swimming pool and very friendly staff. If you are looking for tranquility please visit this wonderful place. Chic and unique place with such a big attention to details to make your stay even more special.

April 2022

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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनोभवंतु
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere
be happy and free

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