The forest is known to have a deep rich history and was once declared to be a forbidden forest by the Kings who ruled the city of Kandy, back when it was the capital city. The forest is said to be home to wild boar, monkey, squirrel, hare, monitor lizard, porcupines, anteater, tortoise and an array of colourful birds that are both migratory and endemic to the land. It was also known, that there used to be leopard, elephants and elk roaming in the wild, however, now these animals are quite rarely spotted. However, one must always be careful nevertheless as it is still a forest. The forest is also rich in an abundant variety of flora from ferns, creepers, trees, etc.
Upon exploring through these thick shrubs, you will come across a pond located in the heart of the jungle. This was believed to have once been used as a bathing area for the queens at the time. The forest was also known to have been used as a forest by the kings during an attack as the thick foliage served as an ideal place for a surprise attack or as a defense.
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