Kumbuk River - The leading eco-lodge in the world
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Author:  Guest [ Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Kumbuk River - The leading eco-lodge in the world

Kumbuk River - The leading eco-lodge in the world


What makes KumbukRiver unique is yes, its elephant shape, but, it isn’t the only thing. The entire facility can be reserved for just one touring party, from a single nature-loving person, to a small family or a bigger group of up to 10. There will not be any strangers. While you take refuge at this earthly, yet magical eco haven, it is yours, until you leave.

@ LL/ Dec 2008

Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never runs dry. Situated 250kms from Colombo, in the gem-rich Okkampitiya, KumbukRiver is Sri Lanka’s piece de’ resistance among eco lodges. Nestled on 14 acres of natural bliss on the edge of a sleepy farming village, KumbukRiver isn’t just another eco-lodge. Imagine, sleeping in the belly of the giant elephant. Feel the movement of the gentle giant when it sways gently on a windy day. Well, we think we shouldn’t say too much, after all, it must be left to be discovered.


116km long Kumbukkan Oya which originates from the central highlands and flows south then south-east to the sea near Yala Sanctury. This river makes the border for two provinces viz Southern and Eastern. It is a seasonal river, mostly dry except during the rainy season.

Author:  Guest [ Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:41 am ]
Post subject:  Kumbuk River wins world's leading Eco-lodge award

Kumbuk River wins world's leading Eco-lodge award

@ CDN /Friday, 24 October 2008

Colombo: The Oscars of the travel world, the World Travel Awards has put Sri Lanka on the global map by naming KumbukRiver as the World's Leading Eco-Lodge.

The eco resort in Buttala won the coveted title over many leading eco destinations worldwide, bringing international focus on to Sri Lanka's rich heritage. The 14-acre resort on a resplendent nature reserve by the Kumbukkan Oya, is built with a 40ft edifice in the shape of an elephant wondering in the wilds, as its centre-piece.

KumbukRiver has previously been shortlisted at the Responsible Tourism Awards and was named by the London-based Times-Online to be among the world's best 50 green places. The mastermind behind Sri Lanka's success at the World Travel Awards,

Dinesh Watawana says the project started as a wild idea "which would show how a brand could be built from nothing, if given an honest chance". His ad agency The 7th Frontier funded the project as part of a two-prong strategy.

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