Makandawa Rain Forest

Also known as the Kitulgala Forest Reserve and is situated in the scenic and serene village of Kitulgala west of Sri Lanka. It was established to protect the catchment of the Kelani River. The Forest Reserve is normally accessed by crossing the Kelani River by boat. This Rain Forest is home to many endemic species of fauna and flora, in addition to scenic waterfalls, such as the Makulu Ella and Lenakiri Ella. It also hides the Belilena Cave, one of Sri Lanka’s well known ancient treasures. The British-American war film Bridge Over River Kwai was shot in the jungles of Makandawa. Trek through the jungle-clad hills, or wander through the rubber and low-country tea plantations.

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