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Located amidst the hills of Kandy, the Ellerton is a beautiful retreat with a rich history of 100 years of inhabitance. Initially built for the manager of a large tea estate, the property is now converted into a boutique hotel retaining its original character and tranquility of the colonial days. Ellerton is situated close to the geographic center of Sri Lanka with a 3 hour drive from Colombo and a 30 minute drive from Kandy. The atmosphere at Ellerton is a comfortable one; with a warm yet comfortable sun while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast nor the distinct chill on the hill country.

Spanning for over 2,400 square feet, Ellerton provides 8 comfortable bedrooms with modern en-suite facilities and a beautiful garden, proving to be one of the best retreats in the district of Kandy for our guests!

 

Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.

 

Why we do not promote following attractions

 

Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”


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