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Sinharaja, lush paradise – Travel Sri Lanka

Sinharaja, the Lion King of Sri Lanka, is a beautiful tropical paradise, filled with thousands of species of endemic fauna and flora and panoramic sceneries. Renowned for its stunning ecosystems and rich diversity, it’s a World Heritage site as declared so by the UNISEF. It is cradled by Napola stream, Koskuluna River, Maha stream, Gin River, Kakanduwa stream, Kudawa River, Beverley Tea Estate and Denuwa Mountain, so it’s a flourished region with complex diversity. Sinharaja is the most popular rainforest in the country, and is a beautiful travel destination to embark on. You can explore the lush forest and examine a number of different species, and head on an adventure like never before!

Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

You can have the best hike of your life, trekking the tropical rainforest with tall gigantic trees shading you from the bright sun, and efflorescent blooms scenting the air, and avifauna singing their songs for you! Walk through the evanescence of the lush forest, watch the cool waters flow through in ripples. Visit this magical place through Travel Sri Lanka!

Weather and Distance to Sinharaja

Sinharaja is in the wet zone of the country, but it’s blessed with warm sunrays and blissful summer showers at times. The months of August and September and January to April are the dry months and the best time to visit this beautiful place.

Weather in Sinharaja

Sinharaja stands proudly in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, 6h away from Colombo, the current capital.

Map - Colombo to Sinharaja

What to do in Sinharaja

  1. Hike!

Take a hike through is breathtaking forest, and step into an amazing ecosystem that is Sinharaja. The full grown ferns and moss give the place an ancient, magical temperament as birds just fly over your heads with glee. Find beautiful flowers that bloom over your heads and the light petals that make a carpet of sweet smelling intricacy.

Canopy of trees- Sinharaja

 

Find amazing moments that you become one with nature, and may stunning things to Instagram!

  1. Take a bath in a tropical river!

Sri Lanka is rich with cool streams that run throughout the country and Sinharaja is definitely not an exception! These waters shall refresh you and you can have a great time examining the creatures alongside the rivers as well.

Gin River- Sinharaja

  1. Take photos of some birds and wildlife!

Sinharaja is home to a large number of species, and is a cradle of lush wildlife. Large mammals such as Sri Lankan leopards, Spotted dear, Sri Lankan Elephants and Wild boars make it an exciting safari for you! Also you get to witness an incredible amount of avifauna, some you haven’t ever seen in your life!
Sri Lankan Leopard- Sinharaja

  1. Visit the Kiruwananaganga Falls

One of the most beautiful waterfalls is in Sri Lanka; this destination is something you wouldn’t want to miss! The white mist from the cool fall is a stunning sight.

 

  1. Climb to the Rock temple!

It’s one of the most iconic structures that stand in Kotapola. Centuries of years old, it has a stunning view and would be a very spiritually cleansing experience.

Where to stay while traveling to Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

There are many hotels ready to accommodate you, with ranging prices so you can choose whatever that suits your budget! There are also several bungalows that have incredible picturesque scenery, and all government bungalows have to book with the forest department. Also, the best of them all, you can stay in a village house as well! It’s cheap as well as very enjoyable as you get to experience a whole new thing!

Places to stay in Sinharaja

Rainforest edge Sinharaja

Food

You can get some incredible Sri Lankan food here, filled with the best of spices in the world! You probably with fall in love!

Food Sinharaja

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In conclusion, Sinharaja is an enchanting place that you must check out! So book now with Travel Sri Lanka and embark on an incredible adventure!

 

Escape to Paradise, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Sun kissed beaches, turquoise waves, tall palms makes Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, a stunning halcyon in Paradise. Renowned for its stunning beaches, Pasikudah and Kalkudah which sprawl for you to dive into Batticaloa or Batti is also known as the “land of the singing fish” because of its abundance of singing fish under a famous bridge. A chill, laid back vibe runs throughout the town as haddocks fill in with tourists from around the world.

Pasikudah, Batticaloa

Weather and Distance to Batticaloa

Batticaloa is blessed with bright sunny weather that persists throughout the year! Therefore you can get a beautiful tan whenever you visit the place!

Sunny weather

Also, the weather is ideal for water sports and especially surfing!

 

Batticaloa stands 318 km away from the current capital, Colombo.

map-to-batticaloa

What to do in Batticaloa

  1. Jump into the stunning ocean!

Batticaloa is home to two gorgeous beaches, Kalkudah, and Pasikudah, which are both well known for water sports! You can try surfing, diving, snorkeling and swimming around Pasikudah bay.

diving-at-pasikudah

You can also rent kayaks and paddle boats and have a great time in the ocean! Also, go on a trip to see the whales on boats you can hire for very cheap rates!

  1. Rent a bike

Take a trip around on bikes! Since it’s so popular these days, there are multiple rental places you can get bikes for low rates!

Ride along the beach watching the beautiful sunset. This will probably make you fall in love with this wonderful place.

 

  1. Take a fishing class!

In addition to sailing on a boat, you can take part in this amazing experience while learning so much about the livelihood of the local people!

fishing-lessons

  1. Check out the Batticaloa Lighthouse

This place is a proud owner of an incredible observatory on the lagoon bordering the estuary. It’s said to have an incredible view hence it’s a great tourist destination!

 

  1. Spiritual exploration

Batticaloa harbors a number of religious places. Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, and Catholic Churches stand proudly, and you can learn the contrast and the similarities of the different ethnicities in Batticaloa.

 

What to see

The Old Dutch Fort

Take a stroll to the Old Dutch Fort erected in 1628 by Portuguese which were later captured by the Dutch. You can witness the history of Sri Lanka through this monument.

old-dutch-fort

Places to stay

There are many resorts and guest houses by the beach that you can choose from! There’s a widely ranging price spectrum, and you can choose from as cheap as 10$ to 5-star resorts by the beach. You can choose according to your budget!

maalu-maalu-resort

The food here is one of the best you can ever experience. With the multitude of ethnicities living here has gifted Batticaloa with a unique cuisine of the many communities put to one. The rice and curry, the thosai with wadey as well as the best koththu is available here! You will definitely fall in love with the spices here!

sri-lankan-food

Batticaloa is an enchanting place to spend your vacation in this tropical paradise.

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