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The Place

Come in and find out more about our place and our philosophy.

Take a closer look in the gallery, full of photos, videos, awards and our cherished guest book art. 

Find interesting special offers: for a special season, yoga retreat or package deal.

The Place

The Main House

A traditional Courtyard House and architectual Gemstone

Situated on the highest point of an active tea plantation, Niyagama House was created and built by the German architect and yoga teacher Elke de Silva and her Sri Lankan husband Chaminda. By combining modern elements with traditional Sri Lankan design, it is an absolute architectural highlight. After two years of construction it opened its doors for guests in December 2012.

Five generous rooms and two double or twin suites are equipped with high quality furniture and luxurious bathrooms. From every room you have a wonderful view into nature and four of them offer a private balcony. The peaceful location makes it a perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

In just 20 minutes by tuktuk you can easily reach the coastal city of Galle, the historic, charming Galle Fort and the southern beaches of the Indian Ocean. Many of our guests love to "retreat" back into nature after a day of sightseeing. The distance to the airport of Colombo is 130 km, which is just a 2 hours drive via the new highway.

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The Yoga House

Three new Rooms and a beautiful Yoga Shala

After the yoga room in our main house got too small for all our wonderful yoga guests, we decided in 2019, “against all odds” of the year and the ones to come in spring 2020, to start with designing and building our “second baby”: the Yoga House.

Three new beautiful double or twin rooms with high wooden ceilings and big balconies facing the sunrise, the tea plantation and tropical nature will be ready from December 2020 onwards. Just next to a spacious yoga shala for up to 25 yogis.

From December 2020 onward Niyagama House can cater for up to 25 guests and we do look forward to welcome groups with their own teachers. Still there will be enough space and always the amazing tranquility of our place for everybody to enjoy.

Have a Look at the Yoga House Rooms

Photo of the Yoga House / maybe for now a drawing of the main house and yoga house, garden and plantation?

The Pool and Garden Area

Chlorine-free Water and shady Trees

Our beautiful garden surrounds the entire main house. Here tropical flowers are growing, a small organic herbal garden is taken care of and you can observe monkeys playing in the trees of the tea plantation around the garden in the early morning hours.

The "jewel of the garden" is the large and chlorine-free pool (9m x 18m / 29 by 59 feet), purified with an eco-friendly copper-silver-ionization method. Swim a few sportive laps or for just chill in the shallow areas.

A Room with a view to the Pool
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Our Tea Plantation

Take a Walk through

Tea, Cinnamon and Pepper Plants

The nine acres plantation (36.500 qm) is spreading around the garden. Tea picking ladies harvest the new tender tea leaves daily, and these are collected by the tea factory truck in the evening.

Enjoy our guided plantation walk or explore by yourself. Pick our binocular and explore the variety of beautiful birds.


Or take a seat on one of our “meditation spots”, gaze into the relaxing greenery and be happy with doing nothing.

Enjoy a Guided Plantation Walk

The Philosophy


Our mission is to provide a safe and pleasant haven for you to relax, recharge and transform.

The inspirational environment and the feng-shui based architecture of the building is the backdrop for your recreation, supported by energizing tools for your personal development.

We love what we do and want to make the world a little bit better with what we are doing.

The Philosophy
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  • With our personalized service we aspire to give you the right amount of attention, balanced with respecting your need for space and privacy.

  • Creating a caring atmosphere, for you as well as for our wonderful team. So that you can experience beautiful and fulfilling retreat days, while our staff has a good work-life-balance.

  • Our family-run place is not another luxury boutique villa. It was created with love and we take care of it and our guests with a lot of passion – every single day.


  • We all are evolving. In our place we are offering you various options for evolving physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.

  • We all are unique. That’s why we give you the freedom of choice. Book a single class or a package, add Detox or a Coaching Session. Create your own retreat. In advance or just here after your arrival.

  • We all want to be happy: “Health is Wealth. Peace of Mind is Happiness. Yoga shows the way.”~ Sri Swami Vishnudevananda


Being sustainable as much as possible. Our eco-friendly approach stretches from our kitchen through the house into the garden, the pool and the plantation: 

  • Organic, locally sourced food ingredients whenever possible

  • Metal straws and glass bottles instead of plastic ones

  • Solar power for hot water

  • Photovoltaic for electricity

  • Training of our staff in "re-fuse, re-use, re-cycle"

  • ​Passionately and constantly planting herbal and fruit trees throughout the tea plantation to give birds and bees a home.




A photo call tell more than a thousand words.

A video catches the atmosphere and makes you feel as if you are already there.

Happy guests did leave us with special presents in our big guest book.

And our awards are a symbol for our continuously good service.


Main House

Yoga House


Your Day With Us

Stay with us and this is what your day could look like :-).

Yoga and Wellness

A "Sneak Preview" into your yoga, meditation and massages.

Inside and Outside

From the main house to the yoga house and into the tea plantation.

Walks & Trips

Discover the 5 kilometer round walk in Niyagama and explore the closest sightseeing spots.

Guestbook Art


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“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

~ Mother Theresa

Special Offers

Special Offers


A photo call tell more than a thousand words.

A video catches the atmosphere and makes you feel as if you are already there.

Happy guests did leave us with special presents in our big guest book.

And our awards are a symbol for our continuously good service.

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