This time the wonderful natural creation I am taking you to is located on the Udugama Road in the Galle District. This lowland evergreen forest is located 16 km from the city of Galle. Today, the Kottawa Reserve Forest is a place where we can relax and unwind. The tops are pointed until the sun’s rays are still kissing. The youngest leaves appear light green, bearing the weight of the dewdrops on the ends of the leaves. The dawn was only slowly beginning to fall on the earth. The gentle breeze blew through her nostrils, hurting the vegetation. Due to the rainy season, the trees are overgrown with flowers and leaves. Is fertile. The soil should be moist enough to push the foot slightly into the ground.
The chirping of birds had not yet begun. The members of the bird world are still calm, except for the occasional melody of the coconut chirp and the soothing melodious response. During the day, bats find their nest and occasionally stray and fly back in a hurry. At the height of the dawn, Abby tries to subdue herself from place to place.
Under the cool breeze, I stumbled under the canopy and walked into the forest, enjoying the comfort of the mud. My feet feel that the earth is comforting me with boundless love. The agitation throughout the mind was as if Mahavana had taken over the restlessness. The body swells with quiet serenity. Doesn’t life begin to feel like the comfort of such a forest? Masitha asks.
During the Second World War, the British Empire was the headquarters of the Operations Defense Force. This was named a park in the 1930s. Once part of the Sinharaja itself, the forest cover has been fragmented from time to time and is now only 37 acres.
The coolness that Lathao adds to the forest does not make anyone who goes to the Kottawa forest feel like time is running out until the sun shines on the earth like a canopy. At about eight in the morning, we are enjoying the beauty of the semi-dark forest without even knowing a damn thing about the setting sun.
Entering the Kottawa Reserve forest path, you will come across a few short paths that stretch in different directions. One of its paths is reserved for visitors to see the wonders of the jungle, which run away through the canopy of lush greenery. Another route leads to a tea plantation.
Along the way, you can go to see the low country fresh tea leaves. The location of the Tea Research Institute near the Kottawa Reserve jungle is also a great experience for tourists.
The other route here is to the natural water pool. This is a place that attracts a lot of tourists. Many local and foreign tourists come to the Kottawa jungle to bathe in this pool.
Kottawa jungle is a bird paradise for those who love birds. Gradually, as the sun rises, the whole forest is filled with the chirping of birds of prey. Not only sharp tones, thin melodies, sighs, and squeals, but also the melodious songs of birds singing for their sweetheart are no strangers to this forest. These days, the blue beetle that visits Sri Lanka is common here. In addition, gray vultures, lizards, gray parrots, all four species of sparrows, black-headed hawks, sloths, Batagoya ulama, owl, Haban rooster, and wild rooster are no strangers to the Kottawa forest.
The Kottawa jungle is also home to a variety of fish from the small streams that flow from place to place. Several species of fish are regular residents here, including Dandia, betel nut, and moon.
Lowland Wet Zone Evergreen is maintained by various orchids, meerkats, and other weavers. The beauty they add to the jungle is unimaginable. The sweetness that Neka Thurulatha Kottawa adds to the forest, the acidity that is evergreen.
As the sun was about to set, the canopy began to fall under Rassi’s sun. I wonder if Kottawa spent so much time in the jungle. The cool breeze from the pool was still fresh; Pure. If you have never been to this beautiful place, this is the place to go. This is the perfect place to free your mind from the hustle and bustle of the jungle. Don’t forget to bring back the polythene and garbage you carry and just leave your footprints there.
Location – Udugama, Galle District. Route – This can be reached by traveling 16 km from the city of Galle. Specialty – A park with a canopy until cool.