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Jetwing Eco Holidays

Jetwing House
46/26 Navam Mawatha
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka.

Phone :
94 11 238 1201 or 94-11-234 5700 (Ext) 559, 561 or 593
Fax :
94 11 462 7743

Our usual office hours are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5 pm. We do access emails intermittently outside these hours. We are at GMT plus 5 hrs 30 mins.

 

Kanneliya

Kanneliya is one of the last remaining large tracts of lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka.

Kanneliya is one of the last remaining large tracts of lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka. Its importance is on par with Sinharaja, with similar fauna and flora. It is a mix of logged secondary and virgin forest.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife Oddly lowland endemic birds such as Ceylon Rufous Babbler are missing, although other scarce endemic species such as the Serendib Scops Owl are present. Mammals likely to be seen are Grizzled Indian and Layard's Striped Squirrel. The southern race of the endemic Purple-faced Leaf Monkey can also be seen. Endemic lizards seen include the Rough-nosed Horned and Hump-nosed Lizard. Butterflies include Tree Nymphs and Commanders. The Gal Karandha (Humboldtia laurifolia) is common. It has hollow stems in which ants live, an example of a symbiotic relationship.

Getting there

Getting there

Getting there From Galle, take the Udugama Road (B129) to Udugama. Continue towards Hiniduma and the turn-off to Kanneliya is after the 3 km post on the B429.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation Hiniduma has a very basic Rest House and the simple and small Holiday Inn. Galle, between one and a half to two hours drive, has a wide choice of accommodation.

Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne,  published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.