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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Sinharaja Access Road | Deniyaya, Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
+94 71 071 4444
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SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST is a world heritage and bio diversity hotspot which is also a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. This evergreen rain forest, a UNESCO World heritage site, is one of the few virgin rain forests left to date. Damp mysterious and teeming with life, the Sinharaja forest reserve situated 120 KM South East of Colombo, is the last expensive stretch of virgin rainforest on the island. At just over 11000 hectares, line across the wet zone the Southern edge of the hill country, Sinharaja is an ecological treasure trove. It is staggering array of flora and fauna place it among the top bio diversity hotspot in the world. Sinharaja Forest Reserve - A UNESCO world heritage site - encompasses the largest single swath of remaining low land tropical rain forest in the country. Over 130 birds, species are found here including many of the 33 species endemic to the Sri Lanka. There also rich reptile population and myriads of insects species, many yet to be classified. Mammals scenes here including the purple faced langur monkey and the giant squirrel. Sinharaja is also home to the elusive leopard. It is preferable to explore Sinharaja on foot, which makes for the truly authentic jungle experience. Best starting point for visits are Deniyaya Mederipitiya to the East or Kudawa to the North.
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Sinharaja Access Road | Deniyaya, Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
+94 71 071 4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Protected area under forest department. Services for visitors are average. Good place to enjoy nature with nature trails and hiking. Good to visit during dry period.

Thank Prasad_Siriwardena
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sri lankas one of the best rich bio diversity hots pot.Best place to see native plant species,Bird species ,Amphibian species as well as fresh water fish species.Best place to see many fresh water fishes including some endemics. Mostly come to see birds.but must do snorkeling...More

Thank Wnniarachchi Ka... N
Reviewed 3 days ago

A true jungle experience. Use a local guide to get the most out of a walk in this rainforest - they know where to look and what to look for as many of the birds and animals are well camouflaged - monkeys, lizards, snakes, butterflies,...More

Thank 1tguide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the greatest and fullest of life jungle/forest I have ever been to, not just in Asia. Lots of animals, endless breathtaking sounds and a feel of adventure - guaranteed.

Thank Rafał W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the short hike around 3,5 hours. There is alot to see and its hard to see animals without a guide. Our guide spotted alot of small various species that we ourself never would of seen. End of the hike there was a smallwaterfall which...More

Thank Joakim U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a diverse array of wildlife, different to the rest of the country. Had 2 days to visit and wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started our tour from Diniyaya and entered the rainforest from the south. We took a tuktuk from our guest house and met our guide Sanjaya. It was a lovely tour. We saw so many animals thanks to Sanjaya. He explained us a lot about...More

2  Thank Ko L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place so much Because there are so many flora and fauna Also endemic to Sri Lankan wild animals

Thank Kumara A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walk in the forest. You have to take a guide with you. He will show you different animals and birds. Also, take your swimsuits, because at the end of the short walk (2.5 km one way) there is a waterfall where you will be...More

Thank Irene M
Sinharaja123, Manager at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Some tour agents provide you leach socks , best thing is were a leach socks and apply soult on it.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

One place which is close to my heart. Even I have visited here more than 25 time still want to visit again. A paradise for bird lovers can easily see more than 50 variety of birds. This is the Ideal place to watch the bird...More

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19 November 2017|
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Response from Romenco | Reviewed this property |
yes, you can do the same day those trips, but you have to take 3-4 buses per one way. it's very difficult and tired tour if you take a bus. mirissa-aluthgama/kaluthara-mathugama routes have buses any time. but it's a bit... More