Using the words jungle and forest interchangeably just isn't going to fly. In the forest you take nice walks along sun flecked pathways and occasionally spot local wildlife. The jungle teems. Swap hiking boots for a machete and you might cover half the distance.
The Deer Park Hotel looks like a man made construction that nature has tried to take back. Branches reach over the outdoor pool, sloth bears edge closer to the tree top restaurant, and bright birds skip between the 40 cottage rooftops. When nature has taken you as its own, things like showering on the outdoor patio will seem like the only sensible way to wash.
Sri Lanka's ancient capitals, some as old as 2,500 years, form the island's World Heritage Sites and cultural core. For the fearless, a Tuk-Tuk will deliver you to all four sites. Upon return, rest your body and mind, and quell your appetite at the outdoor Jungle Barbecue.