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Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle

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A World Heritage Site, Sinharaja Forest Reserve protects Sri Lanka's last remaining undisturbed rainforest. Established as a biosphere reserve in 1978, the virgin forest is a haven of wildlife and vegetation, supporting numerous endemic species. Under the canopy of straight, high trees, observe how the birds tend to feed in mixed flocks, often with a greater racket-tailed drongo or orange-billed babbler at the helm. Embark on the verdant trails with a professional guide, who can help spot creatures and explain the array of unusual trees, birds, insects, and reptiles you might encounter. Use our Galle trip itinerary planner to add Sinharaja Forest Reserve and other attractions to your Galle vacation plans.
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  • The Sinharaja rainforest is a beautiful and tranquil rainforest. We have undertaken a tour of Bentota there and have paid €60 per person plus driver and entrance. There are several inputs, to enter the forest. We started Northwest at Kudawa. You are obliged to book a guide there. Without one, denied admission to these. Fande I also not bad, since this much about the animals, trees and shrubs has told us. We saw a little green snake, birds, monkeys, large butterflies etc. We got no face leech. Only a lot of tourists who into marched with long pants and socks up to their knees in the Woods.
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  • The forest is very large. We did a walk from the main gate and the next day from another gate. Normally the park is very quiet, but sometimes there are large groups of schoolchildren.  more »
  • I was a little bit disappointed. I expected something more, but we didn't see much: just a few snakes, spiders and lot of birds.  more »
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  • Wonderful rain forest hike. Those who prefer ease of access, I would recommend the Waddagala Entrance. But those who prefer much dense jungle, and a bit challenging hike, must definitely try the Deniyaya Entrance. Be respectful to nature and travel safe..!
  • This is one of the best place to enjoy the nature.... Evergreen forest with seven or more beautiful waterfalls are made my mind relaxed.....
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national nature park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Eco region, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988.
  • Protected forest reserve providing a brilliant walking trail in to the forest. Dramatic climate shifts along with endemic plants and animals
  • amazing rain forest with many many waterfalls and other natural beauty. can book a rest inside . amazing experience.