Ratnapura – Sinharaja Forest – Kitulgala

Ratnapura (‘City of Gems’ in Sanskrit) is a rural gem mining and trading town. The town is surrounded by paddy fields, rubber plantations and tea bushes. In close proximity is Kitulagala, where white water rafting and adrenalin activities are popular. Sinharaja Rain Forest and Adam’s Peak are also in close proximity to provide you with a sense of adventure.

Top 5 things to do

  • Climb up Adam’s Peak early morning to see the breathtaking views and spectacular sunrise
  • Whitewater rafting, abseiling, canoeing and a range of adrenalin activities at Kitulgala
  • Explore the tropical rainforest of Sinharaja
  • Visit the various gem mines and gem museums in Ratnapura
  • Enjoy a wildlife safari at the Udawalawe National Park

Top 5 hotels

  • Lake Serenity
  • Boulder Gardens
  • Rainforest Edge
  • Rainforest Eco Lodge
  • Borderlands Adventure Camp


  • Pizza Hut
  • KFC