Looking to get off the beaten track? Through Duara you can experience real Sri Lankan village lifestyle in Hasalaka, a Buddist village surrounded by rice fields. Duara is more than just accommodation: you stay with a local family, cook and eat with them and take part in the villagers' daily activities. Your stay benefits the host family and village directly, as part of the payment goes to a local community organisation. There are several host families who can usually each host two travellers.