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Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

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Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

Hi!

We are planning to visit Kanneliya Rain Forest, whilst we are staying in Unawatuna, as a day trip in January next year. How many hours is it from Unwatuna? Is it advisable to take along children (5 and 6 years old)?

Thanks

Matt from Sweden

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1. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

Hi there,

Not more than 1 hour each way. Just 'behind' Galle. Yes the kids can manage most of the walks in the forest too.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

Great! Are there forest department guides at the office at the entrance?

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

As far as I'm aware yes, just like its bigger sibling Sinharaja. You need to pay extra to hire one but generally it's well worth the money.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

Does anyone know which road the entrance is on? Google maps isn't much help.

We also have a 5 year old child, and this sounds like a nice family day out from Unawatuna.

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6. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

It's on the Udugama-Nelluwa road. Just a few kms past udugama. you have to turn right from Udugama-Nelluwa road, and go for a couple of kms on a narrow road (motorable) till the entrance.

As Erik said it takes around 1 hour from galle to get there.

If you are going that way, please also consider the dhuwili falls in nelluwa and the waterfalls of lankagama which are a little bit further up from kanneliya.

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7. Re: Kanneliya Rain Forest from Unawatuna

Great, thanks for the info!

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