Sinharaja Rain Forest

Sri Lanka’s Sinharaja Rain Forest is a unique, low land rain forest comprising about 11,187 hectares, spreading across several administrative districts. It is one of the least disturbed and biologically unique forests in Sri Lanka. Travellers interested in hiking in Sri Lanka can head down to Tthe Sinharaja Forest it which was declared a National Wilderness Area under the National Heritage Wilderness Area Act in 1988 and later on a World Heritage Site. It is Sri Lanka’s first natural resource to earn this esteemed distinction. Sinharaja Forest consists of a series of continuous ridges, aligned approximately in an East-West direction and lies between the tributaries of the Kalu Kanga in the north and the Gin Ganga in the south. Vegetation of Sinharaja may be described either as a Tropical Lowland Rain or Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest. Preliminary studies on the fauna of Sinharaja have revealed that there is a high degree of endemism among the butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Out of the larger mammals, although elephants were said to be ‘common’ in the past there have not been sightings during the last 15 years. However, there have been sightings of a few animals in the Eastern Sector. The Sambhur, The Mouse Deer and Barking Deer are also found within the reserve. Leopards are very seldom sighted.

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Boulder Garden

“Boulder Garden, Kalawana” is located in idyllic and unspoiled surrounding on South Western lowland of Sri Lanka. 160 Km from Colombo International Air Port and only 2 Km from Kalawana, 15 Km from Boulder Garden to Sinharaja. The Virgin…

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Camping

The experience of sleeping under the stars surrounded by nature in one of the island.s national parks is second to none. Campsites are sited in the most beautiful locations off the tourist trail. Camping is available in most national…

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Hiking

Hiking and Trekking

Take a demanding trek high in the mountain rainforest of the Knuckles Range, and see the valuable spice – cardamom – growing in the forest, catch sight of rare orchids and birds, and enjoy the exhilaration of…

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Flora

Tropical rainforest covers much of the southwestern part of the island, where teak and ebony grow. Orchids abound in the lush forest. The hills in central Sri Lanka have the perfect climate for tea cultivation and whole hillsides are…

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Bird Watching

The amazing abundance of over 400 varieties of birds in Sri Lanka is attributable to the tropical climate and wide range of natural habitats, from mountains to lowlands to dry plains and lush forests. On a point of academic…

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