Sinharaja

Sinharaja is a widely spread forest reserve, a national park and a bio-diversity hotspot in Sri Lanka.

Sinharaja is a widely spread forest reserve, a national park and a bio-diversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It carries a great value and is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO.

The virgin and hilly rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests eco-region, was miraculously saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility. The word "Sinharaja" in Sinhala means "Kingdom of the Lion".

This green reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic rare species in the world, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Tourists Attractions in Sinharaja

  • Trekking the Forest by Jeep or by foot.

Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja. Kitulgala and Wilpattu areas provide myriad of opportunities for tourists to take part in various leisure activities before or after your Safari Camping holiday. Some of the services that are facilitated and operated are white water rafting, Rain Forest Walks, Fishing, Jeep Excursions, River Trips, Rural Village Walks and many other adventure activities. Some of these excursions are focused on the benefit of the people of the area we operate as “Community Tourism”. Your participation in these activities will surely benefit their livelihood while it gives you a pleasure filled with excitement.

Sinharaja on map

Sri Lanka Tourism Activities around Sinharaja