Dense, dark and mysterious – the Sinharaja is a picturesque rainforest ideal for meditation, relaxation and scientific exploration.
Located at the heart of the island’s wet-zone, it is the last standing rainforest within Sri Lanka. Midst the thick evergreens that stretch over 18900 acres reside some of the rarest wildlife treasures of this paradise isle. Upon entering the forest, its visitors become one with nature, embracing the serenity of the lush surroundings.Sinharaja’s ‘mixed-species feeding bird flocks’ is a unique wildlife spectacle and is popular amongst birders who visit to observe the feathered creatures in their natural habitats. The villages located close to the forest make an interesting experience as they produce some of the best honey and treacle in the country.
Camping and accommodation within the forest zone is also available. The best time to visit this UNESCO heritage site is during December – April and August and September.