Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1988
Size of heritage: 8,864 ha
Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
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Hotels and places to stay
Medium airport - 32 mi (52 km) Colombo Ratmalana Airport
Medium airport - 51 mi (82 km) Weerawila International Airport
Small airport - 52 mi (84 km) Beira Lake Seaplane Base
Seaplane base - 57 mi (92 km) Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Large airport - 68 mi (109 km) Arugam Bay SPB
Seaplane base - 96 mi (155 km) Amparai Airport
Medium airport - 100 mi (161 km) Batticaloa Airport
Medium airport - 120 mi (194 km) Trivandrum International Airport
Large airport - 284 mi (457 km) Cochin International Airport
Large airport - 381 mi (613 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.