Century-old trees spread their bony arms overhead while the undergrowth is cushiony soft. It’s not surprising that the Sinharaja Rainforest located in South-western Sri Lanka was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989. Fifty percent of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of birds, mammals, amphibians and insects comfortably reside in this dense forest. By being a part of Sri Lanka safari tours you would also be able to explore this bountiful rainforest.Jetwing Travels organizes a ten day tour which is very aptly called “Sri Lanka’s Big Five Game” which will ensure a considerably long exploration of the forest. The mesmeric nature of this popular rainforest in Sri Lanka will be the perfect way to begin your discovery of the paradise isle.
Koskulana Ganga, Gin Ganga and Kudawa Ganga beautifully border the rainforest. When the rains thrash steadily, these rivers swell delightfully. These radiantly pregnant rivers can be admired during the two monsoons, the South- West monsoon from May- July and the North-East monsoon from November to January. However these are not the best months to visit the rainforest. If you aim to hike during your visit to the rainforest, it would be best to visit between December and April.
It would be during this period that you would also be able to witness the most amount of wildlife. Among the mammals that frequently prance about are the badger mongoose, torque macaque, giant squirrel and the purple-faced leaf monkey. These charming animals are invaluable to the biodiversity of the land. You will also be lucky enough to spot a great many endemic birds such as the red-faced malkoha, ashy-headed babbler, Sri Lankan White-Headed Starling, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon and many more.
There will also be those who slither away or remain camouflaged while you pass by. Keep your eyes peeled if you wish to spot the hump nosed lizard or the green pit viper, they can be friendly too! When exploring the Sinharaja Rainforest it would become evident as to why Sri Lanka is called a paradise isle.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+