Nature in its true form. Nothing has been altered to attract more tourists. Not even road signs. The experience was truly breathtaking & unique. A Trek through a virgin rainforest without the fear of being attacked by wild animals.
There’re many areas in Sinharaja that no human being has set foot on. Nobody ventures that deep into the rainforest. The tree growth got thicker & thicker as we went in. These are the moments that defy all the other experiences in our lives. No human contact, no mobile coverage, no nearby hospitals, but only the sound of the insects & the deep darkness of the forest in a sunny afternoon.
Old sinhala legends claim that the forest was royal territory belonging to ancient kings & in some early colonial records, the rainforest is referred to as the “Rajasinghe Forest”
We stopped only for a little rest at times, since we had lots of ground to cover. But the amount of time dedicated for certain beauties of the nature was priceless.
The variety of the vegetation was exquisite. The further we ventured into the forest, the distance between two trees got closer. There’re some parts of the forest where we couldn’t see more than 20 feet ahead.
Sinharaja is filled with birds, butterflies & snakes. I was fortunate enough to witness several of their kind.
If you enjoy the natural bio-diversity, this is the best place to be in Sri Lanka to study about them. there's a research center inside the forest as well. There're no wild animals except for a couple of wild elephants who're rarely seen.
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