Gods Paradise Nature Resort in Ingiriya(Nachchimale) visitors experience
As the name suggests Gods Paradise is a resort where you can have a relaxing day close to mother nature. It is located near the Nachchimale mountain and the fresh water stream coming down the mountain is a popular bathing spot for locals and tourists alike. Gods Paradise is situated near the stream and the rock pool beside the resort is one of its main attractions. Although its more popular as a one day getaway if you are more adventurous type there are plenty more activities you can do while your staying there. Add to that the friendly nature of the staff and you have a great place to spend a holiday. It would be the perfect place for a group of about 30 to spend a relaxing day.
How to get to Gods Paradise
One great advantage of Gods Paradise is that it is pretty close to Colombo so you can get there in around 1.5 hours. It is situated in Panadura Ratnapura road and if you are coming from Panadura side you have to pass the Ingiriya town and go about 2 km. Then there is a road leading to the resort. Although you can take a jeep or bus near resort it is very hard to get there using a car or a van. There is a parking space near the roadside so you can park your vehicles there and walk to the resort. The path is surrounded by trees and goes close to a stream so you want feel tired while taking a walk. It's a popular place among locals so you want have trouble finding the location.
Activities and attractions near Gods Paradise
- The Rock Pool
One of resorts main attractions , there something about clear water streams that makes you feel at ease and the natural rock pool makes is a very safe bathing spot. You can ask for a barbecue near the stream and if you provide the necessary items the resort staff will prepare it for you making things all the more convenient.
- Madakada Aranys Senasanaya
A very popular meditation center it is a popular destination for locals during the Poya holiday and weekends. Although there is a road where you can take a vehicle more adventurous will find going there through the jungle tracks much more entertaining.
- Trekking and Hiking
There's plenty of forest areas , rubber and tea plantations around if you feel like going trekking. The ares is popular among bird watchers and if you are lucky you might see a wild boar or two.
Although not very close by if your interested in history and visiting ancient sites then you might consider visiting Pahiyangala. Fossils of prehistoric man has being found here and it is considered the largest rock cave in Sri Lanka.
Another favorite destination of nature lovers it is around a one hour drive away from the nature resort. If you are a fan of waterfalls you might consider visiting there.
There are plenty more activities you can do when you are there , be sure to check with the staff for different activities.
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Things to consider when visiting Gods Paradise
Below are few things you should consider when visiting Gods paradise.
- You can't get there by a car and it is somewhat difficult for a van as well. A jeep or a bus is a much better option. If you are coming by car there is parking near the main road but you have to walk a fair distance then. Not a big problem when your going through a beautiful path
- Only beer is available in the resort so if you are planning to have something stronger make sure to take them with you.
- There are barbecue equipment in the resort , you just have to provide the meat or sausages and the resort staff will prepare it for you
Ingiriya is fast becoming a favorite location for holidays with plenty of inland holiday villas propping up around the area. Gods Paradise lack some things like a pool which is sort out by many, but in my opinion it more than makes up the great location.
Few more pictures taken during our visit
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