When we found the bubbling Dehigahaela bubbling its cold clear water into the warm slow moving KiriOya in what looked like a corridor of rain forest in the middle of the dry zone, we knew we had found a Back of Beyond retreat.
We have barely touched the 7 acre land, as we decided to build even more minimally than at our other retreats: tree top houses, boulder cottages, and a long house for families, everything that dreams are made of.
A network of red earth roads takes you deep into isolation as chena cultivation blends with high grass and thick forests. It is here that we discovered an abandoned paddy field that had become a delicate green of illuk grass; a circular clearing at the base of a hill, ringed by thick forest on the sweeping curve of two streams. A small secret place for all forms of wildlife - elephants, sambhur, birds and butterflies - to visit.
Itâ€™s a nature lovers dream, and we give you a free, completely natural fish spa down in the rock pool of DehigahaEla stream.