Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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  • Address: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Southern Province, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112426900
  • Ticket Price: 664 LKR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Nature

Sinharaja Forest Reserve - Review

The Sinharaja Forest Reserve will be a true jungle experience with some wondrous adventures. Sinharaja is Sri Lanka’s last major undistributed rainforest of primary tropical vegetation. More than half of the trees in the forest are rare and so are the other living species like mammals, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and insects. There are 22 villages that surround this forest.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve Information

  • 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.
  • Avail tickets at the main Forest Department office at Kudawa and at Deodawa, 5km from Deniyaya that is on the Matara road.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve Ticket Prices

  • Adult: Rs 644
  • Child:325
  • Compulsory guide per person from Rs 1000
  • Video camera: Rs 560

Sinharaja Forest Reserve Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ticket office: 6:30 am – 4:30 pm

How To reach Sinharaja Forest Reserve by Public Transport

  • Train: Weligama Train Station
  • Polwathumodara Railway Station
  • Mirissa Railway Station
  • Bus: Mideripitiya Bus Stop
  • Halpandeniya Bus Stop
  • Deniyaya Bus Station

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  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve Address: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Southern Province, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve Contact Number: +94-112426900
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve Timing: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve Price: 664 LKR
  • Best time to visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve(preferred time): 07:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sinharaja Forest Reserve

  • 95% of people who visit Galle include Sinharaja Forest Reserve in their plan

  • 48.13% of people start their Sinharaja Forest Reserve visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinharaja Forest Reserve

People normally club together Galle Fort Hotel and Ethamala Ella while planning their visit to Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

People also prefer to start their day with Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle Reviews

  • A UNESCO world heritage. If you visit during the rainy season, come prepared with leach socks and repellents. Pure water springs where you can enjoy river bathing. Many endemic birds and reptiles and amphibians can be seen inside the rain forest. Probably a world's best Rain forest in terms of bio diversity. Famous for mixed species bird flocks. Few treks are available and taking a local trekker is highly recommended. Some of the areas of the forest are not yet explored.

  • One of the best nature . Wonderful experience, try to visit early morning.

  • There is 5 waterfalls in one side.. we watched that beauties.. we got superb experience in here forest.

  • Could say the best rain forest in the South Asia, may be in the whole Asia one could say. Only obstacle will be the leeches. That again mainly happen in rainy days. Best and the simplest way will be to use a piece of soap. You will be able to see many native plants, birds and many more. Very calm place and those who visiting should also maintain silence there in side. Whole journey will be just walking on bit of a rough road, but sure you will enjoy your stay there. There are nice Eco hotels at the entrance to.

  • The only thing that can be watched from the Deniyaya entrance are waterfalls. And we have to pick a guide to watch the forest. But there is no, notice about it at the entrances. And there are no many guide persons.

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Sinharaja forest reserve
  • can we have a night stay in the forest. If yes how

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    • I guess the only way you can enjoy a night-stay in Sinharaja Forest is by booking a hotel, lodge, or resort which is located within the reserve. You may call on  94 452 222 171 to inquire further. 

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