This resort in Sri-Lanka lets you sleep inside a giant elephant made out of straw!

If pristine waters, sprawling jungles and an eclectic culture attract you, Sri-Lanka is where you need be! Apart from being a nature-rich haven, the country is slowly imbibing the eco-friendly route to sustainable development and hospitality, an enchanting example of which is the Kumbuk River Resort.

Situated at the bank of the river that separates Yala National Park from civilization, the Kumbuk River Resort is an exotic green structure on the Sri Lankan countryside and is made mostly out of wood and bamboo.

Guests are invited to stay in luxurious tree houses, vintage lorries as well as boats and a treated to the most scenic views imaginable! Those willing to try something fun can also stay inside a giant elephant-shaped structure made entirely out of straw! The resort also houses an in-house restaurant that provide locally cooked as well as customized meals to guests.

In an ode to provide complete privacy to visitors, the Kumuk River Resort only caters to 10 patrons at once and provides ample opportunities for some soul searching and solace! Travelers looking for a dose of adventure can also go hiking or enjoy a refreshing swim in the adjoining river!

The resort is situated in close proximity to the charming town of Ella and the Yale National Park that provides breathtaking sights of wild animals and migrant birds! All said, you know where to head when wanderlust calls you next!

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