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What is famous of Sinharaja?

What is famous of Sinharaja?

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a very significant wildlife and green cover in Sri Lanka. It is a biodiversity park which preserves the last viable section of the primary tropical rainforest in the country. It was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1988.

Why do people visit sinharaja?

Home to a vast range of rare and endangered trees in addition to an abundance of endemic birds, reptiles, and mammals, Sinharaja is a treat for naturalists. The larger of Sinharaja’s resident mammals are leopards and elephants, both of which have been confirmed to be living within the forest reserve.

What to do in Sinharaja forest Reserve?

Top things to do in Sinharaja Forest Reserve

  • Park in Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
  • K. Buddhist Temple in Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
  • K. Waterfall in Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
  • G. Buddhist Site in Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

How do you get to sinharaja in the rainforest?

From the South you can enter Sinharaja Rain Forest from Deniya. Coming form Hambantota, Udawalawe you can enter Sinharaja from Rakwana side. The total area of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is 18,900 acres or 7,648 hectares. It ranges in altitude from 300m to 1,170m.

How is the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka?

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is the largest relatively undisturbed remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest; over 60% of the trees are endemic and many of these are rare; and there are 21 endemic bird species as well as a number of rare insects, reptiles and amphibians.

What kind of animals live in Sinharaja rain forest?

More than 60% of the trees are endemic to Sinharaja Forest and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of butterflies & mammals and also many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.

When is best time to visit Sinharaja Forest?

You can only explore the forest on foot. Make sure you come in comfortable footwear. Visit the forest between August and September, and January to April 1st week. A guided tour is compulsory and easily available in the park. Freelance guides can be made available through selective hotels.

What should I wear to Sinharaja rain forest?

The trails can get slippery because of the rain, so do wear shoes with some grip. You can wear shorts if you want, but there are many leeches in the park. So I would recommend long trousers, high socks, and closed shoes. To keep the leeches out, your guide might also put a lot of salt on your socks and shoes.