Geoffery Bawa

Geoffrey Bawa Tour in Sri Lanka

The Geoffrey Bawa Tour in Sri Lanka by Blue Lanka Tours is a tribute to the late, famous, and gifted Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. People visit Sri Lanka for its gorgeous beaches and mild weather, but it also boasts a strong modern design and architectural heritage that is sometimes neglected.

Bawa contributed to Sri Lanka’s distinct and refined sense of style, and he pioneered ecological design long before it was trendy. You will explore the areas where he lived, created, and drew inspiration on this thrilling and riveting journey.

Begin your Bawa tour in Sri Lanka’s main City-escape Colombo, where you will visit Geoffrey Bawa’s house and architectural studio in Colombo, which has been turned into Colombo’s most popular restaurant, The Gallery Café. While Bawa’s office has been converted into a bar, the area has been preserved during Bawa’s tenure, complete with an open courtyard and a reflecting pool.

Next head towards, The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka, including Sigiriya and Dambulla. Stay at possibly Bawa’s most stunning architectural achievement while exploring Sri Lanka’s ancient heritage. This hotel, built into a cliff face and overlooking the Kandalama reservoir, embodies all that is sustainable in a hotel. With numerous layers and a length of almost a kilometer, the hotel has been engulfed by the jungle throughout the years, as if it had always been a part of the terrain.

Heading down from Kandalama to Kandy – you will explore the Kandy City with its historical significance of the colonial hybridity. On the one hand, you have the Temple of the Tooth – A UNESCO World Heritage Site and on the other an extremely colonized town with sprawling streets full of English buildings and architecture.
You will head to the most stunning Geoffrey Bawa sites in Bentota from Kandy. Lunuganga by Geoffrey Bawa is his country’s estate. The estate has been preserved as Bawa left it at the time of his death, and it is currently managed as a country home boutique hotel by the Tear Drop chain, providing an unmatched chance to experience the architect’s vision in the way he intended: by occupying it. Indulging two days in Lunuganga, you will head next to Galle to Jetwing Lighthouse.

This tour, like all of our itineraries, is merely a starting point. We can entirely customize it to your requests, pace, and style. Contact us today to learn more about how this suggested itinerary might inspire your vacation when in Sri Lanka with Blue Lanka Tours.


BIA to Colombo

  • Airport Pickup & Transfer to Colombo.
  • Visit No 11 Geoffrey Bawa’s Home.
  • Visit Paradise Road Gallery Cafe.
  • Overnight Stay in Colombo
air plane at air port

Colombo to Sigiriya

  • Transfer to Sigiriya.
  • Explore Sigiriya Lions Rock Fortress.
  • Overnight stay in Sigiriya at Heritance Kandalama which is an architect by Geoffrey Bawa
kandalama Hotel

Sigiriya to Kandy

  • Transfer to Kandy.
  • En route visit Dambulla Caves Temple.
  • Blessings at Kandy Temple of Tooth.
  • Evening Enjoy Cultural Dance Show at 05.00 pm.
  • Overnight Stay in Kandy
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple
Dalada Maligawa

Kandy to Bentota

  • Transfer to Bentota
  • High Tea at Blue Water Wadduwa Hotel which Geoffrey Bawa designed.
  • Visit The Villa Bentota, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa.
  • Overnight stay at Lunuganga Bentota By Teardrop Hotels.
Blue water hotel


  • Explore Lunuganga Garden.
  • Enjoy the Hotel Facilities.
  • Overnight stay at Lunuganga Bentota By Teardrop Hotels.

Bentota to Galle

  • Transfer towards Galle.
  • En-route visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.
  • Lunch at Heritance Ahungalla which was designed by Geoffrey Bawa.
  • Explore Galle Dutch Fort and City.
  • Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa.
turtle hatchery
Ninearch bridge


  • Leisure at Hotel.
  • Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa
Tangalle Beach

Galle to BIA

  • Airport Transfer
air plane at air port
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Trip Length: 8 Days
  • Dining at Paradise Road Gallery Café.
  • Taking a Morning Stroll in Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate.
  • Sunset from Lunuganga.
  • Watching the vistas from Kandalama Hotel.
  • Enjoy time at Jetwing Lighthouse.

Insightful Tips

  • Sunscreen is a must when you are in Sigirya and Galle.
  • Bring clothes that can cover your hands because you may be exposed to a lot of sun and also because you will be visiting temples.
  • Don’t forget your cameras.
  • Carry a hat with you, this will come in handy.


Q.Can we visit No. 11 Geoffrey Bawa’s House any time?

Opening hours are 10.00 am to 03.30 pm and closed on weekends.

Q. Are Lunuganga and Brief Garden the same?

No, those are two different gardens designed by two brothers. Lunuganga Garden by Geoffrey Bawa and Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa.

Q. Are medical facilities available at hotels?

Most of the hotels have on-call doctor assistance and some hotels have a resident nurse.

Q. How many days before we should apply for the VISA?

You can apply for the visa online closer to your travel date.