Sri Lanka’s KumbukRiver among world’s best













KumbukRiver leads Sri Lanka’s forays in the world of tourism with the Lankan gem continuing to be on the list of world’s top 10 most unusual hotels. Acclaimed as the island’s highest awarded resort, KumbukRiver has been nominated continuously by the World Travel Awards since it carried the travel Oscar as the world’s leading eco-lodge in 2008.

An idyllic 16-acre hideout that captures Sri Lanka’s magnificent natural splendour, KumbukRiver is in Buttala, on the banks of a lively river that borders Yala in its northern edge. KumbukRiver made its triumphant and spectacular entry into the domain of the world’s most iconic hotels on the back of an eco villa in the shape of a three-story high elephant where guests get to sleep in the behemoth’s belly. Today, KumbukRiver ( remains in the focus of the world’s media while getting into the bucket list of travellers around the world.

Created by maverick ideas man and brand strategist Dinesh Watawana, the unique eco resort has been part of his mar-com agency The Frontier’s CSR mandate. Credited with an uncanny ability to turn around troubled brands, Watawana’s dare-devil exploits off the beaten-track was aimed at putting Sri Lanka on the world map of tourism during the height of the war.

Kumbuk River’s accommodation offerings include several unique architectural master classes including the most luxurious tree cabin in the wilds of Sri Lanka, a two-deck accommodation revolving around two trees with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing the river. The air-conditioned room which has a plush bathroom and all five-star amenities is popular among visitors from around the world who wants to enjoy nature but with superior comforts.

Kumbuk River isn’t just about unique architecture and a heavenly habitat.  Kumbuk River racks up some of the best guest reviews on popular travel sites, thanks to its mandate on giving guests a truly authentic experience.

Source : FT


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