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Knuckles Mountain Range

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Address: Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 94714997666
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Knuckles mountain range and its forest trails are the most suitable for...

Knuckles mountain range and its forest trails are the most suitable for trekking in Sri Lanka. It has many nature trails cleared trough the forest by forest department with campsites. For example Mini worlds end trails in the west and east, Pitawala pathena trail, Ash cave trail, Nitre cave trail, Knuckles summit trail are very exciting. Also there are interconnected footpaths of cardamom planters, toddy tapers, tea plantation workers, farmers and villages.

Traditional villages of the Knuckles foothills with so mach of treks and short walks such as Last King of Kandy hide out place, Rathna water fall trek, Sitakotuwa limestone cave and waterfall trek. There are some camp sites in and around the Knuckles Range.

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Great trek in a beautiful mountain range from tea plantations to waterfalls

We walked through the tea plantations, the forests and along the waterfalls for about 14 km in about 6 hours with Amil, who had arranged for a pick nick to be taken along. Super... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked through the tea plantations, the forests and along the waterfalls for about 14 km in about 6 hours with Amil, who had arranged for a pick nick to be taken along. Super views, steep climbs and descents made it a super day.

1 Thank Gallo03
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the must visit places in sri lanka. Cool climate. Climbed from Matale side and came down from the other side to Mahiyangana. That route gives you fabulous views of the Knucles range.

Thank HiromaSalinda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I visit this range or passing this, it reminds me how much should I love this country. Its such a precious to our motherland.

Thank Isshani
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxed place to visit and you must arrange your trip atleast for two days. And make sure to find a good accomadation before you go there.

1 Thank Gamini M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Knukles mountain range along with Riverston is truly an amazing place worth visiting any time of the year... Located in the central highland it nourishes many rivers in Sri Lanka through water streams. High in Bio-diversity, especially the Nanopirus Maximata (a highly endangered frog) can been seen in little water streams only in Riverston, Sri Lanka. Best time to... More 

Thank ManojSanjeewa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We hiked the area with local guide, Ishmit. The area is beautiful with various floras. He was very knowledgeable and great. Unfortunately it rained and was foggy later that we cannot appreciate the view. Once can still see a different perspective of nature. Be wary of leeches, they attack so fast. Our guides were attentive to it and uses tiger... More 

Thank BostonTP
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We started trekking at about 9:00 o'clock with a heavy rainfall. We left wifes and kids in the van because it would have been very difficult for them to follow. We passed tea plantations and then started going up the mountain. As you would expect leeches slowly become our kryptonite. From inside / outside boots, legs, hands, everywhere. We were... More 

Thank apostolis p
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Knuckles was originally known as the Dum Bara mountains which literally means Mountains filled with mist. I advise any one to take an experienced tracker with the appropriate equipment if trekking up to the top of the knuckles mountains as you can get lost & there is no mobile phone connection here unless you have a sat phone. To get... More 

Thank Harsha_Pilapitiya
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Well when you reach the peak you will be happy about the hard effort you had to put come their, view is spectacular there. However it is not a easy to reach the peak. You don't have really good trekking path to be found and it's full with leeches which made it impossible us to wait and rest. When you... More 

Thank Nisal L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Did a 1 day hike with Sri Lanka Trekking. We were supposed to walk for 17km but the walk was much shorter. We arrived at Corbett's gap and yes, there was a good view but 5 minutes for photos and then turn round. Saw almost nothing else except tea plants! It was mainly on estate roads and the route was... More 

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