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Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort

Sri Lanka · South Coast Sri Lanka · Tissamaharama
No. 3 Hotel
in South Coast Sri Lanka
4.8 / 5.0 Excellent
37 ratings
100% Recommendation
Ayurveda - Design - Organic Hotel, own Eco Farm
directly by the lake, about 15 mins from the private beach
highly experienced, English-speaking Ayurveda doctor
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A design-focused Ayurveda resort with an emphasis on eco-tourism, nestled between the sea and Yoda Lake, close to Yala National Park. Here, you can experience authentic Ayurveda treatments in a tranquil and secluded setting. The design is stylish, the rooms harmonious, and the sustainability concept (CSR certified, own organic farm, etc.) is compelling. Private beach at Kirinda Beach (about 15 minutes away). The hotel owner considers his long-standing staff as "most important asset" and is proud of the well-coordinated team. In 2024, Thaulle celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Quiet location
Organic food
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Ideal for solo travelers

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Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort in Detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

Located near Yala National Park, on the shores of Yoda Lake, Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort, or "Thaulle" meaning "shore" in Sinhalese, is a bio-design hotel under German management offering its guests authentic Ayurveda in a restorative seclusion. Sustainable resource and food management is also part of the hotel's philosophy, honoured with the TourCert certificate. The Thaulle Eco Farm, spanning 25 hectares, is about 8 minutes away. Here, you can plant your personal tree, help with the harvest, or simply admire what the hotelier has created. The focus on ecological aspects is palpable throughout and makes the hotel truly special. The private beach section with a pool at Kirinda Beach for picturesque views, walks, or water sports is about 15 minutes away.


The Thaulle is committed to these standards for the benefit of the environment and the guest. Energy is largely sourced from renewable sources through its own power generation from biogas and solar plants. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices, as well as all flowers for decoration, are also grown on-site. To support the region, local employees and craftsmen are preferred, and local materials and products are used, which also means avoiding single-use items such as plastic bottles or imported products.

Location & Surroundings

The small town of Tissamaharama, the former capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna, is just about 3 miles away. The pilgrimage town of Kataragama, with significant Buddhist sanctuaries and temples, is about 15.5 miles away and, along with Yala National Park (about 8.7 miles), known for its high leopard population, makes for an intriguing excursion destination.

Kirinda Beach

About 15 minutes away, Kirinda Beach features a bright sandy stretch with a private section belonging to the Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort (see also videos on the right). With picturesque views of the horizon and the vast beach, you can relax in the sublime Thaulle Infinity Pool or participate in yoga classes offered there. Those looking for activity will also enjoy swimming, surfing, or diving in the sea (seasonal).

Dining & Leisure

Enjoy Ayurvedic meals tailored to your dosha from the buffet while overlooking the lake. The restaurant spans two floors; breakfast and lunch are served upstairs, while dinner is enjoyed downstairs and in the garden by candlelight. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs are sourced from the resort's own garden or locally, in line with the Green Philosophy, and fish and seafood come from Yoda Lake or the local fish market. Vegetarian, lactose-free, or gluten-free dishes are available upon request. The resort also offers weekly Ayurvedic cooking demonstrations using produce from its own organic farm, allowing you to bring a touch of Ayurveda into your own cooking.

Ayurveda Center

"The best feeling one can have [after a Panchakarma therapy] is: feeling oneself," says Dr. Upul, head of the clinic at Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort with over 20 years of experience and one of the best Ayurveda doctors in Sri Lanka. Dr. Upul comes from an Ayurveda family and combines traditional Ayurvedic medicine with his own developed treatment methods, also for more profound complaints and chronic diseases.

The personalized Ayurveda (Panchakarma) therapies are conducted under the supervision of the renowned chief physician with a professional team of therapists. The 6 therapy rooms are uniformly equipped with shower/WC/herbal bath, inhalation, and massage table, and are only left for treatments in the Ayurvedic steam baths. Thaulle has an Ayurveda pharmacy with certified Ayurveda medicines and a separate garden area for resting by the lake after treatments. Most of the medicinal herbs and plants used are grown here. Acupuncture available on request (for a fee). English-speaking care is available, Western doctor on call. Feel free to read a detailed interview with Dr. Upul in the PDF shown below.


Daily yoga (mainly Hatha, also Karma, Bhakti, and Raja) takes place in the yoga hall on the top floor with panoramic views.

Thaulle Indications

In addition to the desire for detoxification, cleansing, and stress reduction, the center also addresses more profound complaints and chronic diseases. These include allergies of all kinds, bronchitis, arthritis, digestive system diseases, high blood pressure, joint pain.

Free Time

Relax by the spacious lakeside outdoor pool or in one of the many secluded spots in the garden. Active guests can use the fitness area with bicycles, treadmills, and rowing machines, or enjoy a guided tour through the fruit, vegetable, and herb garden.

Bicycle rental included, for example, for trips to the private section at Kirinda Beach with a new pool right by the sea (shuttle on request, approx. €4, payable locally). The beach is also ideal for diving (see video below). Traditional markets about 6 km away, highly recommended e.g., the bustling market in Tissa. The hotel also offers excursions, e.g., to Tissamaharama with Tissa Wewa Lake, safaris in Yala National Park (about 14 km), to Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, to Kataragama and much more (for a fee).

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Hotel rooms at a glance

The resort boasts 28 high-quality rooms located in 2 buildings with glass fronts, balconies, and panoramic lake views. Each room is uniquely designed according to Vastu, an Indian architectural philosophy similar to Feng Shui, and combines Western comfort with Sinhalese craftsmanship. Amenities include a bath or shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone, individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, tea set, Ayurvedic toiletries, a bathrobe, and slippers. There are 8 standard rooms (approx. 18 sqm), some with connecting doors, 13 superior rooms (approx. 27-36 sqm), and 5 classic deluxe rooms (approx. 38-45 sqm), the latter featuring a bathtub and a larger balcony. Additionally, there are 2 suites (approx. 47-57 sqm), one of which has a separate living area.

Single rooms are double rooms for single use. The resort offers a lift and Wi-Fi throughout the property.

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      ca. 18 qm
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  • SGL=DB Superior

      ca. 27-36 qm
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  • Superior double room

      ca. 27-36 qm
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  • Classic-Deluxe double room

      ca. 38-45 qm
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  • SGL=DB Classic-Deluxe

      ca. 38-45 qm
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      ca. 47-57 qm
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  • Junior Suite

      ca. 47 qm
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Customer ratings for Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort

37 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.8 Outstanding  

100% recommend the hotel to others

Board type
Wellness area
  • 'Panchakarma therapy'
  • 'Ayurvedic cuisine'
  • 'attentive staff'
  • 'tranquil location'
  • 'clean facilities'
  • 'lake views'
  • 'tasteful decor'
  • 'exotic garden'
  • 'professional treatments'
  • 'personalized service'
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Sustainable Ayurveda retreat in a beautiful ambience

Elke H.

January 2024

solo | 50 to 59 years | 12 - 16 days

As I booked and started my vacation at very short notice, I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize the flexibility and good advice of the SpaDreams team. I arrived safely and without complications at the airport and after another 4-hour drive with a pleasant driver (Silva), I received a very friendly welcome early in the morning at the Thaulle hotel in Tissa. However, the room shown and booked (SGL=DBL Superior) did not meet my expectations (almost directly above the kitchen, view of the lake with an aging awning "hung up". I was immediately offered two more rooms, so in the end I was very happy with the move to the Junior Suite (for a corresponding surcharge). Unfortunately, no one can be held responsible for the weather; it felt like it was raining from the moment I arrived until I left. This was not to be expected and did not make the vacation really relaxing for me during the time I was there. The always friendly service staff in the beautiful dining area with a view of the lake, as well as at reception, should be emphasized at the Hotel Thaulle. Every request was dealt with immediately and in a friendly manner. The Ayurveda treatments were a real treat, thanks to the masseur Cayan. This masseur is courteous, friendly and proactive. In my opinion, the other male staff still need to practise:-) There were a total of 3 consultations with the doctor, unfortunately very short in time, and questions and sensitivities were not really addressed, as the conversation was usually over after 10 minutes. Although I am largely fluent in English, there was no "flow" of conversation, which I very much regretted, as I perceive Dr. Ulup to be very competent and experienced. I got to know the guest-doctor relationship differently during my first stay. The "flower bath" is a wonderful end to the healing therapy. I must not forget to mention the performance of the kitchen staff. The New Year's Eve buffet was terrific, and the dishes served during the healing therapy were also very tasty, lovingly prepared and a delight for my palate. This was my second Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka, and I'm sure there will be a third, as the effects are always lasting! However, I will then consider booking a more spacious resort right by the sea.

Everything perfect

Barbara W.

January 2024

solo | 40 to 49 years | 12 - 16 days

The hotel is very well organized very accommodating and the ayurveda treatment is great

Great vacation, soothing treatments in a quiet, family resort.

Manuela M.

April 2023

solo | 30 to 39 years | 9 - 11 days

The Thaulle Resort is an oasis of well-being for everyone who needs a break from everyday life and wants to concentrate only on themselves. The concept of the Panchakarma cure is super implemented here. The doctor as well as the therapists and all other employees are considerate and very caring. The organization with treatments and leisure activities is very good. The food is mainly home grown and tastes very good. All in all, you have a very good recovery success here if you can adjust to the tranquility.

An effective and relaxing Panchakarma healing therapy

Elvira E.

March 2023

solo | 40 to 49 years | Longer than 23 days

A successful and very relaxing Panchakarma healing therapy in beautiful, surroundings with very friendly service.

Great Ayurveda stay

Babette S.

February 2023

solo | 12 - 16 days

Professional Ayurveda, very good doctor(s) and therapists, excellent service in the hotel, very good food, beautiful location, impressive excursions - you can't do better! Many thanks to the whole team !


Thaulle Pure Ayurveda Resort
Sri Lanka, South Coast Sri Lanka, Tissamaharama
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)
approx. 284 km / 233 min

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