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Kanneliya Rain Forest Reserve

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Kanneliya Forest Reserve Experience the feeling of walking in a tropical rain forest . . . The KDN Forest Reserve (Kanneliya-Dediyagama-Nakiyadeniya) is the second largest primary forest area in Sri Lanka and is renowned for its watershed value. The...more
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| Wackwella Road,, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews nature lovers flora and fauna great place to experience leech socks galle city southern highway hour walk sri lanka diversity hike stream leeches birds treks 8km guide path
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful nature reseve near by galle city with lot of unique plants and also waterfalls also there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing rain forest which is about 90 mom drive from unawatuna. I suggest you start early morning for the best experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kenneliya rain forest reserve is great place to experience tropical rain forest. It is 90 min drive from unawatuna and I suggest you to leave early and reach here by 6.30 am

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Good experience and with very nice place great weather/ cold and good view waterfalls and can enjoy with some friends or family good place for Nature lover

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thilini T
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It's natural trails are wonderfull.climate is cool and most of the time rainy..There are several waterfalls inside the forest which you should not miss to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Journey786407
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Kanneliya was an 80 minute drive from Unawatuna and we arrived at 7.30 to meet our pre-arranged guide. We opted for the 3 hour walk, which took in the waterfall and the giant tree. Our guide was great at spotting wildlife, which we would otherwise...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank chris2lewis
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I really wish I had done more research before attempting this hike. It is truly a spectacular reserve with so much to appreciate. However, due to the rain the night before, we were not prepared for the leeches. Our guide was prepared with a bar...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tarrenm2017
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A 2 hour car journey from our hotel in Kalutara but well worth a visit. A great experience with a very experienced guide who was very knowledgable of all animals, insects and plants we were lucky enough to see including snakes, monkeys, spiders, lizards and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank dawnypie2015
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A great place to experience the bio diversity and the eco systems of the tropical island we call home. A wonderful place for the kids to visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nayomini W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We went there for hike and and waterfall hunting. You need minimum of two days to cover mountain and waterfall. Please don't bring plastics and polythene. If you need to capture birds, this is one of the best places. You will get guide for form...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tharindu W
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Supun L
10 March 2018|
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Response from Tharindu W | Reviewed this property |
no you can't camp here. you can book their rooms from colombo.