Kottawa Rainforest

The Hiyare bio Diversity Reserve is 30 minutes Nature Trails, so if you have not time for Sinharaja-the UNESCO King of Lankan rainforests further inland - the Hiyare is 600 acres of virgin lowland rainforest around a very picturesque lake; run by informative and helpful research fellows. Heading inland on the Udugama road (20 minutes from hotel) there are 37 acres of primeval rainforest at Kottawa with sheets of moss, hanging creepers, orchids, astonishing butterflies, endemic birds as well as an Arboretum.