This town, the capital of the North Western Province, 102 Kms from Colombo by rail or road, 75 Kms from the airport, is unique being the hub that connects you to some major towns like, Kandy, Puttalam, Negombo, Kegalle, Trincomalee, Colombo, and many more by road or rail.Importantly, it is the gateway to the Cultural Triangle of ruined cities like,Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla. One has to travel through Kurunegala to reach the East and the Northern tip of the island, Jaffna.
Welcome To Hotel Viveka
If you are looking for a tasty meal and a comfortable bed in Kurunegaka, Hotel Viveka is your choice. Situated in a commanding but, a tranquil position overlooking the vast lake and the mountain range, it is a 4000 square foot heritage bungalow built in the olden day villa “Walawwa” concept. As such, has a wide veranda and courtyard in the tradition of that era with an added bonus of an enchanting panoramic view of the lake and the mountain range.
Nearly 125 year old Viveka has been restored back to its old glory by the present owners and since the late nineties she has been the home away from home with all the modern comforts to the weary traveller. ( See Facilities ) Being small you get individual attention from the staff.
Viveka is in an idyllic location where you can blend with nature, away from the hustle bustle of the city. Seated in the veranda, one could feast ones eyes whole day long on the natures beauty of the lake and the scenery in front. We can boast about the open air hacienda nature where ever you are in the building, including the dining areas. A bar with most brands of imported liquor is second to none with its modern decor and atmosphere.