Singharaja, translating to “Kingdom of Lions”, is the most famous rainforest reserve in the country. This tropical rain forest is a living heritage. The biodiversity of the forest is very high and a large proportion of the flora in this forest is endemic to the country. This is a very good place to see many endemic birds such as the Ceylon Lorikeet, Layard’s parakeet, Jungle and Spur Fowl, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Grey Hornbill, Spotted wing Thrush, Rufous and Brown-capped Babbler, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Ceylon Blue Magpie, White Headed Starling, Ceylon Hill Mynah, Legge’s Flowerpecker. The clear cut roads in to the jungle provide easy access to the forest. This important forest is a Man and Biosphere Forest reserve and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
The largest wildlife sanctuary in the island, gaze at a cohort of beautiful beings in their natural habitat including the majestic elephant, resplendent leopard and illusive sloth bear