Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle
Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Southern Province, Galle, Sri Lanka
Ticket Price: 664 LKR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle
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
- 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, Galle Reviews
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.
Had a great time at this place.very good eco losge for nature lovers.you can only hear the sound of the wind, bird and other animals.not satisfied with the food but nothing to complain.the walk through the forest , fish therapy and the water falls was awesome. You can climb and go to the top of the waterfall. Even though they say you have to get a guide to walk through the forest , its not necessary as per my experience.
Simply beautiful and clam. We had a walk through the unspoiled beautiful rain forest with a guide who was very knowledgeable. It was very wet so I would recommend proper walking boots and an umbrella! Managed to see some of the very rare endemic bird species .
Well, It won't be named as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage site by UNESCO for nothing right? Yeah this place is a absolute master piece of mother nature. I would recommend this for a true nature lover. Also here are a couple tips if you plan to visit this amazing place. Tip 1 : Get here as early as possible (Opens at 6.30 A.M.), cause if your trying to see birds and photograph them you'll need time and early mornings are the best. BTW those little guys are very difficult to photograph check out the 2 photographs i got of the Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi). Tip 2 : Leaches, Leaches & more leaches. There are thousands of leaches here. So be prepared, Try using soap, salt water or siddalepa. Nothings works 100% though. Tip 3 : Take a water bottle, one for each. (P.S. there are water sources in the jungle)
“See the best rain forest in the world before you die...” I have been to many other National Parks in Sri Lanka and visited Sinharaja Forest Reserve for the first time and it was truly an awesome experience. Had a very good time there.