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Sinharaja Forest Reserve


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Sinharaja Forest Reserve is considered one of the most significant natural habitats in Sri Lanka. This magnificent rainforest was heeded an International Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and deservedly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. The forest offers a vast diversity of species both flora and fauna with a large proportion of those being indigenous to the country and some more specifically endemic to Sinharaja Forest itself.

It is expected that within a few decades no large spread of tropical rainforests will exist. In light of such a forecast, Sinharaja, a captivating and incredibly beautiful virgin rainforest joins the last few remaining in the world today.

Lots of indigenous birds such as Layard's parakeet (Psittacula calthripae), the Jungle fowl (Gallus lafayetii ), the Spur fowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata), the Ceylon Wood Pigeon (Columba torringtonii), the Ceylon Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus), the Ceylon Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis), the Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush (Garrulax cinereifrons), the Brown- capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillum), the Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus) and the Ceylon Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornate) among others, are specific in this area.

Guests are low in number and mostly naturalists. Entry is by permit, available from the Forest Department in Colombo. There are nature trails to the peaks of Moulawella and Sinhagala. Some accommodation is available with the Forest Department near the reserve entrance at Kudawa. Further facilities are planned.


Province: Southern

Distance Between

Source: Colombo, Sri Lanka Destination : Sinharaja Rain Forest , through Kudawa entrance:

Driving Distance

Distance (km): 142 Km. Distance (mile): 88 Miles.

Routes :By Bus

Colombo → Kaluthara (Turn Left at Katukurunda Junction) → Nagoda → Agalawatta → Kalawana → Weddagala → Weddagala → Kudawa Forest Department Camp

More information

Sinharaja Forest - Wikipedia

Rain Forest - Sinharaja

Sinharaja Rain Forest - UNESCO World Heritage


Activities to do :

When you travel to this place, these are the activites and events that you can involved in