The Elephant Stables is a beautiful Colonial period bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy. Located on a private road, only a short drive away from Kandy’s historic city center, The Elephant Stables is a haven of serenity in the heart of Sri Lanka’s picturesque Hill Country. The property was formerly the home of Adigar Sir Cuda Ratwatte, who was a Ceylonese nobleman, and the first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood by the British. He was also the uncle of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the first woman to be elected the head of government in the world. Historic associations play a large role in the make-up of The Elephant Stables. It has been lovingly restored with a combination of original mid-century planter’s furniture and chic interiors to enable guests to feel the ambiance of a Ceylon Planter’s bungalow while enjoying all the luxuries of an up-market, boutique property.