Kanneliya – A Pristine Example of Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity

The lush tropical island of Sri Lanka is famous for her natural wonders, and there’s no short supply of them. One of the most beautiful of such places is the Kanneliya rainforest in nation’s south. Background Excluding Sinharaja, this is the last of the large rainforests that remain on the island of Sri Lanka. It…

The Ubud Monkey Forest – Quit Monkey-ing Around!

The Ubud Monkey Forest is also more commonly referred to as the Sacred Monkey Forest and is known to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ubud. Monkey business This forest sanctuary is home to a giant group of over 100 long tailed macaques. There are major conservation efforts set in place to…

Udawatta Kele Sanctuary -A historic forest reserve

Nestled among the hills of Kandy, this natural forest reserve spreads over a massive 257 acres of lush green forests and lakes. Housing a variety of plant species like the giant lianas, shrubs and small trees, this reserve also protects animals that inhabit the island. A few types of snakes and reptiles can also be…

Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka – Safari Adventures in the Wild

Famed the world over for its amazing elephant gathering, the Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka is also home to diverse animal & bird life.   Location The Minneriya National Park can be found in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province and features the historic Minneriya tank. Easily accessible for those staying at a Sigiriya hotel, the park…

Udawatta Kele – A city forest

If you haven’t guessed already, Udawatta Kele is a forest in the heart of the historic and regal Kandy city. Where to find it? It’s hard to miss actually. The forest is located just behind the revered and pristine Sri Dalada Maligawa, also more commonly known non locals as the Temple of the Tooth Relic….