If you possess an unquenchable thirst to meet and greet endemic animal species, head over to the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka for an enthralling experience. Do read on to know more facts.
Staying true to its name, the Sinharaja Forest which means the ‘Lion Kingdom’, is an important biodiversity reserve in Sri Lanka. It is home to more than 50% of endemic species including mammals, butterflies as well as many kinds of insects and reptiles. In 1988, this forest became a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its exceptional geological features. Many tourists tend to experience and explore this treasure trove bursting with diverse species of flora and fauna.
Greenery and scenery
It’s amazing to see how scintillating beams of sunlight fall dramatically through the canopy of dense trees and over rugged rocks. The huge trees that are clad in exotic ferns and winding lianas wrapped around the base of trees add extra charm and beauty to the forest. This natural wonderland is alive with the incessant chirpings of birds, gurgling creeks and the rustling sound of leaves.
Before commencing your journeys in this part of the country, do take note of the available accommodation options. Among the many Sri Lanka luxury resorts the likes of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, you will come across as an excellent venue from where holidaymakers can map out an escape to discover the hidden natural wonders of this breathtaking rainforest.
During your tour around the forest, you are ensured to fall in love with the astounding nature. Whether it is for bird watching or Sinharaja Rainforest camping, you are ensured to gather memories for a lifetime.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+