Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle

4.2
#1 of 8 in Nature in Galle District
Must see · World heritage site · Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Well Maintained Rain Forest Reserve. It's possible to see snakes, lizards and more different reptiles. Hight trees and a lot of waterfalls. Better to use guide service. Different options available...  more »
  • Literally translated as "The Lion King", Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a #unescoworldheritagesite and is home to a diverse wealth of forests, wildlife abd and waterfalls. Wear good shoes, i did carry...  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 ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ
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