The country home of Sri Lanka’s most influential and prolific architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Lunuganaga Estate embodies a special kind of magic; it effortlessly enchants all those who enter its picturesque territories.
Bawa’s work and lifelong love for art and nature is reflected at every turn and bend, making the gardens a must visit site among Benota attractions. With expansive views complemented by exotic foliage, one can appreciate the depth and dimension of the distinct home and garden spaces. It is said that Geoffrey Bawa continuously made improvements to the estate throughout his life. Today, this must-visit attraction is managed by the Lunuganga Trust and is open to the public. The buildings on site are managed as a country house hotel. While the house itself is sparsely appointed in keeping with the tropical modernism trend one can appreciate impressive painting and vintage photographs as well.