Breakfast at The Mud House Anamaduwa
Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast
Picnics are a great way to spend a day out. The Mudhouse is surrounded by hundreds of lakes which are linked together as part of an ancient irrigation system that functions to this day. In drier times of year the lakes at The Mudhouse sometimes dry up, making it necessary to travel a bit to find places to swim, kayak, rest, eat and enjoy.
Picnics can be arranged with travel by bike, motorbike, tuk-tuk, tractor or vehicle, depending on far we need to go. Kayaks, hammocks, mats, cushions and picnic kits will be transported to ensure maximum comfort and pleasure at the various beauty spots.
Some lakes have interesting fishing communities where we can learn there trade and have a go. Major lakes, such as Inginimitiya, Uswewa & Kottukachchiya are vast in the first half of the year.
There is no need to pre-plan excursions like this – these are easily arranged when you are here and are included in the price.
Coook a Sri Lakan meal with the kitchen team of The Mud House
The Mudhouse serves traditional village cuisine cooked the traditional way – with clay pots and firewood hearths. In many ways, the kitchen is the real heart of The Mudhouse – a large thatched building that has grown with time to be able to produce meals around the clock for guests and staff alike.
Cooking lessons are possible in either the morning or afternoon, in order to prepare the meals for lunch or dinner. Much of the produce used is harvested fresh from the farm and delivered directly to the kitchen. You can discover how to prepare some of the delicious local recipes from scratch.
The lessons usually comprise of teaching whatever is on the menu for that given day, but if there are any dishes in particular you would like to learn we can add them to the menu!
With no mains electricity there is also no fridge in the kitchen, meaning that all dishes are prepared fresh and not kept or preserved. Learning to cook the traditional way is both labour and time intensive but, we feel, is directly reflected in the flavour of the food.
Many guests discover new dishes at The Mudhouse. Beyond the standard rice and curry dishes you will find across Sri Lanka, we also prepare numerous special regional and seasonal dishes.
The cooking lessons are informal and fun and conducted by our two main cooks and the rest of the kitchen team.
Dinner at the lodge
Enjoy a home cooked dinner