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

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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.

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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.


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