Last time I mentioned about a forest called Sinharaja (11,187 hectares). One of the most famous Sri Lanka rain forests. But I didn’t include more details about that. Actually, it’s not like a typical rain forest in Sri Lanka. There are some rain forests in Sri Lanka. Actually, there are 17 Forest reserves in this Island. But Sinharaja is the major undisturbed rain forest. UNESCO declared the Sinharaja forest a world heritage site in 1989.
If you like to trek this forest is the best place for that. This forest reserve will give you an experience that you can’t expect from any other forest trekking in Sri Lanka. You can’t use vehicle inside the forest. Only on foot. There are so many freelance guides you can hire.
The oldest path to Sinharaja from the Beverley estate marks the eastern border. The forest bordered by Koskulana river and Gin Ganga river. Hinipitigala is the highest peak in the forest. This forest may have been the last redoubt of the Sri Lankan Lion. There are 22 villages around the forest.
The post is Sri Lanka rain forests, I think we need to focused about forest not around that. Anyway, humans exist everywhere. But forests are only in somewhere. Wildlife and the plants, that is the thing we need to talk about. When you trek through the forest the main thing you can find out the forest belongs to a tropical lowland rain forest or tropical wet evergreen forest. We can use either for describe this very forest. There you can see some of the trees grown up more than 50m. But average height between 30m to 40m. Most of the sub-canopy trees found here are rare or endangered. In here more than 60% of trees and woody climbers endemic to Sri Lanka rain forests.
The biggest predator you can find is leopard. Actually, you need to be patient if you wish to see this guy and it will be a seldom seen. Also, rusty spotted cats and fishing cats are some of the rare ones here. Sambar, Wild boar, Barking deer, Squirrel, Monkey, and Porcupines are some of the mammals and many reptiles such as Green pit viper, the hump-nosed viper, and the Krait you can I find out here.Also, 160 species of which 18 of the 20 endemic species in Sri Lanka.
So do you want in to the woods,Lets Go!