Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle

4.2
#1 of 9 in Nature in Galle District
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. Make Sinharaja Forest Reserve a centerpiece of your Galle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Galle road trip planning site .
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  • A few degrees above the equator, nature expresses itself here with dismeasurement. The flora and fauna are exuzing. The endemic species of birds of Sri Lanka are here numerous but you have to make an appointment and they do not always honor the appointments. Visit all the more profitable as accompanied by a guide who knows the interesting nooks.
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  • Yes there could be leaches, but you have to expect that in a rainforest right. So its better to go on a dry day if you want to avoid most of them. It was a wonderful rainforest experience. Diversity o...  more »
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  • It's nice place to visit unlesss there's a concrete road going through the forest. Whole purpose of visiting there is to see the forest not concrete.
  • There are lot of verity of both flora and fauna. Good for nature lovers 🌳🌲🌴🐘🐍🐞🐝
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