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kanneliya Forest Reserve

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Udugama-Hiniduma Road | Nature Exploration and Conservation Society, 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 356 2295
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Good place for nature lovers

Actually speaking a biodiversity hotspot it is.but one has to be quite n patient along the treck... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roshan P
via mobile
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
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Martin, Slovakia
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Udugama-Hiniduma Road | Nature Exploration and Conservation Society, 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 356 2295
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually speaking a biodiversity hotspot it is.but one has to be quite n patient along the treck otherwise you will be missing birding on your way.best to visit just after the monsoons so streams are full flow of water and you can feel the real...More

Thank Roshan P
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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

2  Thank Vladimir B
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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
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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
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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
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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

4  Thank Gayan P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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