The Jathika Namal Uyana in Sri Lanka is the largest ironwood forest and pink quartz mountain in Asia. The Ironwood Tree is endemic to Sri Lanka and the forest is covered over 260 acres in extent. According to researcher’s findings, the pink quartz in this historical place has a history of more than 550 millions of years. Naamal Uyana is an rare forest replanted with Iron wood trees in the 8th Century AD commenced during the starting from King Devanampiyathissa and ending with king Dappula . Namal Uyana had been a sanctuary for Buddhist monks during King Devanampiyatissa’s reign in the 8th century. Later it had been used as a prison camp where the punishment was to plant Na trees.
. This unique natural place has been brought forward to the attention of the world almost 15 years before, by a Buddhist monk, Venerable Wanawasi Rahula Thero
- Time of departure: Any time of the day
- Tour duration: 2 hours
- Travel duration: 1 hours ( up and down)
- Distance from the hotel: 30 km
- Tour inclusions: water, juice and driver ( Guide Optional )