Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja rain forest, Sinharaja forest reser

Sinharaja rain forest is the Island’s most beloved and leading eco-tourism destination with a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. And also it name as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.  There are more than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare, mainly there are huge towering trees which is up to heights of at least 50 meters. And also the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, lumbering elephants, and wary leopard, the fishing cat reptiles and rare amphibians.

The total area of the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve is 18,900 acres or 7,648 hectares. You can reach Sinharaja Forest Reserve from the Northern and western parts of the country via Ratnapura, Kiriella, Kalawana, Weddala. And also from Deniya also you can enter Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is on South of the Country. And when you are coming from Hambantota or Udawalawe you can enter Sinharaja from Rakwana side.

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