Sinharaja Forest Reserve is one of the very few virgin rainforests in the world, which is why it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage! The unique relation of flora and fauna in this forest makes it one of the hotspots in the world. The forest is only 13 km in the stretch and around 7 to 8 km from north to south. The entire forest has remained untouched till date due to its inaccessibility.
The ecosystem of this forest has been an essential part of it being termed as also a Biosphere Reserve. The species of animals and plants that are unique to Sinharaja Forest Reserve and preservation of other endangered animals and plants has given it a position of priority.
Despite being highly inaccessible, it is not to say that human life is also not seen here. Villagers even live in unity with the forest in areas bordering this zone. Due to the density of the forest, not many animals and birds are seen as it is in other forest reserves and national parks, but it is home to a large number of animals and birds of various kinds. A visit to this rainforest is a definite must if you ever come to Sri Lanka. The serenity of this forest, the peaceful environment amidst the beauty of nature together culminates into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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