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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Rajasthan, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It seems far away from any form of civilization, animals, and many other species, have not yet developed the fear of man, as there is no hunting. advice to those who love taking pictures, especially the birds, go early in the morning, you want to light, you want the temperature to more 'low that it placed animals to take shelter... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Sinharaja Rainforest trek was the one of the best thing we did on our trip. If you like biodiversity, it's a must. There is a walking path, so no worries about rough hiking. Do bring your hiking boots as it can be wet in some places. There might also be a few leaches. There were so many different kinds... More

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Seeduwa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Also referred as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and covers an area of 11,187 ha (Hectares). Sinharaja Forest Reserve is bordering three districts of the island, namely Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. The Rakwana Massif with its mountain ranges are part of the area covered by... More

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The best rain forest in Sri Lanka . Take your time to scroll through. Enjoy the jungle in its own tranquil nature. Your voice will scare away birds.further into the jungle you would see the tallest tree in Sri Lanka. On the way beautiful streams with fishes would treat you, birds will sing you and butterflies guide you.

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We certainly had a treat here. Our guide is passionate about his job, writing articles in The British Museum's book about the area. We were lucky enough to accompany him as he released a cobra, which had been caught in a neighbouring village, back into the forest reserve. A once in a lifetime experience!

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The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The rainforest is good, it is a nice forest. But if you want to sea birds, than it is better to walk through the rice fields before the forest. Here you will see more birds than in the forest. We saw not 1 in the forest and we got up very early. But as long as motorbikes come by on... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been to many other National Parks in Sri Lanka and visited Sinharaja Forest Reserve for the first time this February and it was truly an awesome experience. Had a very good time there.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

While staying at the hotel at the south coast, we went for one day trip to this rain forest. Quite a long journey, but final part was through tea plants with nice views, which we missed on our way to Nuwara Eliya due to bad weather and fog. Lucky heaving guide Pavel from our hotel, and another local guide who... More

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Cape Town
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

not a unique rain forest. There are various walks some short some long. Carry water and be sure to choose suitable ones for your fitness level as it becomes extremely hot as the day wears on. The 2km hike to the view point is well worth the effort. Wear gators as there are multitudes of leaches.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed at Rainforest View lodge near the Deniyaya entrance & had a bittersweet experience. While the forest was excellent, the compulsory forestry guide tried to rip us off by charging us triple the published rate for guiding.

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