Kanneliya is a tropical low land rain forest of Sri Lanka and which is at Galle district. Kanneliya is very important to biological diversity. There are several waterways, waterfalls, rivers and small waterways at Kanneliya. Kaneliya forest reserve is the last large remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka other than Sinharaja.This forest area has been identified as one of the floristically richest areas in South Asia. The rain forest is a major catchment area for two of the most important rivers in southern Sri Lanka, the Gin and Nilwala Rivers. Mermaid Hotel and Club Kalutara is one of the most luxury Sri Lanka beach hotels. The Mermaid Hotel is located on a cozy fishing village that is tucked away from the hustle and the bustle of the city. The hotel has about 50 standard rooms, which offers a range of amenities and is elegantly designed. Guests can enjoy views of the beautiful blue ocean, from the comfort of their own balcony that each and every room has.
The forest complex designated as a biosphere reserve in 2004 by UNESCO. This biosphere reserve is home to many plants and animal species that are endemic to Sri Lanka. There are a number of medical plants that are also found in the forest. There are also 220 types of faunal species that is recorded from the forest reserve, including 41 endemic species. If tourists are interested in hiking, there are two main trails that travels all way deep in to the forest. Kabbale mountain trail is up to a summit point from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding. Trail to Narangas Ella goes deep in to the forest passing several points of interest such as the Giant Navada tree. For those who are interested in taking a natural bath, there are many Streams flowing through Kanneiya offering many opportunities to take a dip in clean, cool waters. Popular natural pools include the pool in front of the Kanneliya conservation center, the pool behind the conservation center and a natural pool behind the Kanneliya Forest resort.
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