The wilderness has never been more beautiful than in the Sinharaja Forest reserve in Sri Lanka. Revered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest reserve is a spectacular retreat for any person. Reserving an unparalleled bio diversity, the Sinharaja Forest is one of the few surviving virgin forests in the World.
The wonderful forest reserve is an attracion of epic proportions. Explore as much of it you can on your visit.
Identified as an important IBS area, Sinharaja is paradise for Bird Watchers. Endemic birds such as Ceylon Lorikeet, Layard’s Parakeet, Ceylon Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowl, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Grey Hornbill and over hundred other species can be viewed here.
The most obvious method of exploring the reserve is by trekking! On your trail take time to observe the diversity of the forest. You will certainly observe a variety of flora, fauna and Amphibia while you make your way through Sinharaja. However, there are leeches though so ensure you are geared up appropriately.
Sinharaja is haven for wildlife photographers. Its unique eco system and picturesque surroundings provides it to be the ideal muse for photographers. A camera conducive to the environment recommended for rich vibrant life like images.
Situated half an hour from Sinharaja, the historical temple of Kolawenigama provides for an ideal excursion. Constructed by King Buwanekabahu VII, the structure resembles that of the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.