A Rich Treasure Trove Of Nature
Take a walk into the wilderness, where time stands still at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sinharaja Rainforest National Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders encased by sheer wilderness waiting to be discovered. Here you will be welcomed by a thick air of humidity, the incessant noise of birds and insects, and an endless canopy of tall trees. Sinharaja Rainforest National park is a primary tropical rainforest and biosphere, regarded as a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare.
You will have an opportunity to swim under the waterfall or river. Along the way you will visit a remote community cut off from the rest of the world. There are more than 20 communities that live in Sinharaja Rainforest and their livelihood is dependent on this forest. You will be able to enjoy the Kitul ‘palm syrup’ made by these communities.
- In Sinharaja you can spot endemic mammals, bird species, butterflies, insects, reptiles and rare amphibians. As well as an interesting spectacle known as ‘bird wave’, where birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and the noisy Orange-billed Babbler. These are just two of Sri Lanka’s 26 endemic birds that can be found here in addition to the 20 rainforest species, including the elusive Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie.
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