Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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 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

  • 80.24% of people who visit Galle include Sinharaja Forest Reserve in their plan

  • 60.26% 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

93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sinharaja Forest Reserve

People normally club together Ambalangoda and Dooli 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

  • This place is incredible!! With a lovely waterfall called “hathmale Ella”. Just ask locals where to go and they will point you there!! Don’t miss out on this wonderful waterfall that you can hang out in. It’s in the jungle too!!

  • 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.

  • The beautiful natural austria is the most beautiful eco-system. This forest is a rain forest. This is definitely the most important thing for students studying these ecosystems for adults as well.

  • A tropical rain forest which gives u a panaromic view of mountains will make u awesome memories.

  • Srilankan's largest rain forest This one also very adventure place

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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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