Sinharaja Forest Reserve – Mesmerising nature

Liked it? Please share !

FacebookTwitterGoogleStumbleUpon


Words simply cannot capture nature’s bounty manifested through the Sinharaja Rain Forest. Should you be on the lookout for accommodation, do consider a stay at Saman Villas which is located in close proximity to some of the most exciting things to do in Bentota.

A UNESCO World Heritage

Sinharaja Forest Reserve | Image Credit - Dan Lundberg, CC BY-SA 2.0
Sinharaja Forest Reserve | Image Credit – Dan Lundberg, CC BY-SA 2.0

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1989 by UNESCO, Sinharaja Forest is home to a great many mammals, birds, and reptiles. The purple- faced langur is commonly sighted and is also a much loved endemic mammal who finds abode in the Sinharaja Forest.

Area

Sinharaja_Forest_Reserve | Image Credit - Dan Lundberg, CC By SA 2.0 via Wikipedia Commons
Sinharaja Forest Reserve | Image Credit – Dan Lundberg, CC By SA 2.0 via Wikipedia Commons

The expanse of the forest is 189 sq km. It stretches 21 km East to West and 3.7km North to South. Decorating the borders of the Rainforest are the rivers, Koskulana Ganga in the North and the Gin Ganga towards the South.

Mixed species

A Dark-fronted Babbler at Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Thimindu Goonatillake from Sri Lanka, Rhopocichla atriceps -Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka-8, CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the most enchanting displays of colour to be found in Sinharaja rainforest is the sight of mixed species foraging bird flocks, a phenomenon found in rainforests.

When to visit

A waterfall in sinharaja
Saqib Qayyum, Sinharaja Forest waterfall2, CC BY-SA 3.0



The Sinharaja Rain Forest is relatively dry during August and September and January to early April. It would be best that you plan your trip during these months. The Rain Forest is ready to swallow you whole.

 

Liked it? Please share !

FacebookTwitterGoogleStumbleUpon


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *