Welcome to Giguruwa...Every forest is god's garden, a fallen leaf, a life lived.
'Giguruwa' - a wooden cottage; an exquisite place for holiday living stands in the middle of Sinharaja; the great primeval rainforest which cloaks the peaks of several mountains in the South West of Sri Lanka. Not much far from Colombo, but passing the city of Neluwa, you can find this paradise of beauty. In Sinharaja there is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home of the endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kind of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
Inside 'Giguruwa', it is always equipped with energy efficient natural air, the water's murmur and the magnificent evergreen patch which can be reviewed from balconies and terraces. The forest retreat stands in the belt of a lofty natural stream, which adds an exquisite beauty with rocks and splashes of white foam, containing with the unstoppable its own giggling voice.
The visitors can always have nature related activities such as trekking, bird watching, rowing, Sinharaja rain forest visit etc. The evergreen surrounding will be a peerless elixir to your eyes and mind. If you are seeking for a place for some peace of mind, 'The Forest Retreat' is the gift of nature for you. The experience you get at 'The Forest Retreat' is guaranteed to be an unforgettable.
Eco-Tourism is fast gaining ground as integrated part of tourism around the world. The significance of it is still more highlighted as the United Nations Organization (UNO) has declared the year 2002 as the international year of Eco-tourism. So we thought to give a real experience for the tourists who visit Sri Lanka. So we invite you to visit and stay a night with unique facilities in a forest which has a high degree of bio-diversity.
"Love Sinharaja - Please leave it as you find it."