: Read and win a vacation from Jetwing
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the bonanza of the year. Today we launch, ‘Jetwing
- TV Times Vacation Competition’, a brand new
project with Jetwing Group of Hotels together with TV
Times, in which TV Times readers can win lots of weekend
vacations, dinner vouchers, gift vouchers , Spa treatments
and many more.
This will enable our ardent readers
to win their holidays by answering simple questions.
All you have to do is to read the story on a particular
hotel or resort answer two simple questions given in
the coupon below and post it to the address give.
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The very first feature of the ‘Jetwing
-TV Times Vacation Competition’ is Hunas Falls
Hotel in Elkaduwa.
Read the story and answer the questions
based on the article.
Send your entries to TV Times on or
before October 14. The winner will get a complimentary
one night fullboard stay for double at Hunas Falls.
Hunas Falls Hotel is popular and branded
as one of the top honeymoon destinations in Sri Lanka.
Situated in the highlands of 123 acres in Elkaduwa about
2900 feet above the sea level, Hunas Falls is indeed
an ideal hideaway for newly weds.
‘The hotel is still a honeymooner's
paradise. Our clientele is majority Sri Lankan based
and 58% to 60% keeps all the time’ said Gemunu
Srilal, the General Manager of the hotel.
Built in early seventies against the
Hunasgiriya Mountain Range in the Hunasgiriya Tea Estate,
the hotel is now managed by Jetwing hotels. The Hotel
comprises of 28 rooms and three suites - Highlander,
Katsura two on Japanese theme and one on Royal Scottish
Since lately Hunas Falls is being
promoted as eco friendly nature hotel, which is surrounded
by a variety of habitats, grassland, woodland, streams
and waterfalls. Hunas Falls Hotel is committed not only
to preserving nature but also to enhance the naturalness
of the environment.
‘The Hotel practices responsible
environmental management that reduces, reuses and recycles
the natural resources' said W. M. N. W. Bandara, the
naturalist, man behind the green story of the hotel.
Hunas Falls practices HACCP ( Hazard
Analysis Critical Control Points) programme , which
covers related areas such as preventive maintenance
and monitoring of equipment, pest control, and waste
‘To this end sound practices
of energy and water conservation, air quality and pollution
management and reduction, use of environmentally friendly
resources, recycling, and environmentally friendly purchasing
in keeping with existing laws and regulations have been
introduced. Regular awareness programmes for both staff
and guests are carried out and the need for involving
local communities in these efforts is recognized' he
Nature tours are popular amongst overseas
visitors. The Hotel has introduces a few trails, tours
and walks, specially designed for nature lovers.
Simpson trail, Shaheen trail, Mount
Hunnasgiriya trail, twilight and night walks, tour to
a tea factory, excursions to Sembuwatta rainforest,
Puhuarambe rainforest tour, excursion to Meemure, Knuckles
and Nitre Caves are some of the top attractions.
Simpson's Forest is a small sub-Montane
forest patch in the Hunnasgiriya Mountain extending
towards the Wattegama-Elkaduwa road, located at an elevation
of about 1300 metres above sea level..
The other most popular trail is Shaheen
Mount Shaheen is a rocky escarpment,
which is the habitat of Shaheen falcon. The summit is
about 3300 feet in height with a panoramic view around.
'Also we have found and have recorded
121 species of birds and out of 17 are endemic. So bird
watching too is so popular' Bandara said.
Conference facilities are other attactions
of the hotel.
- Question 1: In which district
is Hunas Falls Hotel situated?
- Question 2: What is the name of
the falcon in Hunas Mountain range?