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kanneliya Forest Reserve

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Udugama-Hiniduma Road, Sri Lanka
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Less known, but pleasant

Local friends advised us to visit the Kanneliya forest reserve. The reserve is in short driving... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Vladimir B
Martin, Slovakia
via mobile
Interesting visit !!

Interesting visit to the Rain Forest. Very good bio diversity. Be aware of leaches. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 Nov 2017
“Less known, but pleasant”
3 Mar 2016
“Interesting visit !!”
Udugama-Hiniduma Road, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Local friends advised us to visit the Kanneliya forest reserve. The reserve is in short driving distance from Galle (cca 30 min.). The reserve is almost uknown for foreign visitors, who concentrate on the Nuwara Eliya and/or beaches. The reserve features high biodiversity, nice sights...More

Thank Vladimir B
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Interesting visit to the Rain Forest. Very good bio diversity. Be aware of leaches. Interesting places to see inside the forest including few waterfalls. The mountain hike is about 6 hours and you should start it early morning. The reserve is very popular among the...More

2  Thank Yashen
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Kanneliya is a tropical low land rain forest of Galle district in Sri Lanka.Very nice bio diversity . severla waterways ,falls river. Different kind of birds species.

2  Thank uniqueviewSL
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Had a great hike, including waterfall and cave. But be aware if the bleaches. Guide was good. Wear shorts than you can see the bleaches. Guide removed them for us, all the time. Is you wear trousers you won't be able to see them. Not...More

3  Thank Marion E
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Don’t get caught in the Kanneliya Forest Reserve trap. If you are lucky you might escape with just a day wasted on a day tour from the Hotel. If you are really unlucky you might waste 3 days/2 nights staying either in the extremely rundown...More

3  Thank Gayan P
Reviewed 30 March 2015

If you really love nature, it is an ideal location for a holiday. Lots of greenery and crystal clear water of Kanneliya Oya are there to pull you like a magnet.

1  Thank Rodriroyal
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Really nice "under the radar" place to go. Sinharaja is nicer but this is easy to get to, cheaper and less leaches, so if you have half a day to spare, go! forest is only 15 years old, it has been logged so almost all...More

3  Thank Wieger B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Kanneliya rainforest located in Galle, Sri Lanka, rated as a Man and Biosphere Reserve because of its biological diversity. You can easily reach there after 1.5hr drive from Galle.

4  Thank Anuradha76
Reviewed 19 June 2014

real jungles!! there are a lot of exotic plants and animals, but the humidity is very high (100%) so it's difficult to walk and also there are leaches, who try to stick to your body as soon as they can, so beware) i was wearing...More

2  Thank Yuli4ka98
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Genuine biodiversity area in southern province. But infrastructure must to be developed in that area. specially road area and restaurants. Any way nice forest reserve in Galle area. Walking there with guide is make aware us about everything there. Saman who was my guide did...More

5  Thank 460kismet
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