Just 1 hour drive from hikkaduwa, Kanneliya Forest Reserve located in the Galle district is the largest of the Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya, forest complex. Kanneliya is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country as well as in the world.
The biodiversity of Kanneliya is considered richer, even compared to the world heritage rain forest “sinharaja”. The water flows in the forest are now recovering with a numerous numbers of streams adding life to the diverse vegetation and some what hilly landscape. These streams create several beautiful cascades inside the forest.
As the forest is comprised with many attractions, you don’t have to investigate whole the area as they can be reached easily. The Anagimale fall is just 2km from the entrance.
Attractions and activities
Probably it is more appropriate for a natural bath, Hiking, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Hiking: There are two main trails that takes you deep into the forest. The Kabbale mountain trail and the Trail to Narangas Ella. They goes deep into the forest passing several points of interest such as the Giant Navada tree.
Natural Bath: Streams flowing through Kanneiya offers many opportunities to take a dip in clean, cool waters. December to February is the most suitable months to travel as it gets the highest rainfall. Usually the streams are running with their full force of water through the jungle and create beautiful cascades and sceneries.
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