Sustainable architecture, design that blends into the surrounds, and an environment-conscious build process.
Moksha@Kitulgala was designed with sustainable architecture in mind: a non-intrusive design that minimised the area of land cleared, harmonious with its surrounding environment.
Here at Moksha, we recognise the importance of maintaining a circular economy where the use of natural resources is maximised, and waste is minimised. Any trees that were felled during land clearance were reused and incorporated into construction and the creation of on-site furniture.
Endemic tree species such as ‘Nedun’, ‘Kitul’, ‘Kumbuk’, ‘Hora’ and that are endangered due to habitat loss were conserved on-site. Additionally, these species were planted across the property in efforts to minimise deforestation. In fact, we are pleased to let you know that we have a small Nedun tree nursery in place for guests to take back a plant to their own homes!
Materials used during construction were sourced locally from the Kitulgala area, with efforts on our part to contribute to the economy of a small town that has welcomed us so warmly.
With careful consideration from our groundskeeping and kitchen staff - most fruit, vegetables and spices used in preparing restaurant meals are grown here at Moksha. As our guests, you are most welcome to not only visit our greenhouse, vegetable patches and spice groves, but also to participate in our farming efforts - if you wish. Produce that cannot be harvested from our land is sourced from local farmers, further generating income for the local community.