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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
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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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Knuckles - A heaven on Earth

Knuckles provides one of the most beautiful mountain sceneries in Sri Lanka. There is Mini Words End, Reverston Peak, Pitiwala Patana and Manigala providing variety of experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
hpmtissera
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knuckles provides one of the most beautiful mountain sceneries in Sri Lanka. There is Mini Words End, Reverston Peak, Pitiwala Patana and Manigala providing variety of experience. This is a must visit place in Sri Lanka. There are two sides to enter the range. Reverston Side and Deanston Side.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

knuckles is a one of the word heritage site among eight site from Sri Lanka. It has a Aesthetic Value of flora and fauna one day tracking tour for nurture lovers.......

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Excellent natural beauty..breathtaking views .... find an eco friendly lodging hidden in the jungle ...don't forget to visit breath taking water falls and have a dip in the icy cold water ... Mini worlds' end is not to be missed ... prepare for drizzles ...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It was a great time with some crazy friends on a short weekend. Few pics attached. Overall a beautiful place to all nature lovers and adventures folks out there. Cheers.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

its a good tracking tour., beautiful view from the summit. do not do in rainy day. and don't forget to take DETOL or SALT to avoid Leaches.....

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Thank jjedentours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

That's a conservation forest and a best place to do trekking/walking tours with camping.. Went from Thangappuwa (where they start) with a guide (from Blue Haven Tours and Travels) who was well experienced person about knuckles range, and i saw number of birds and reptiles. He explained about rural lifes and geographical value as well. Camping site also was nice.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed overnight at Corbets Rest Guesthouse recently, its roughly about 2 1/2 to 3 hours drive from Kandy, getting there is a bit of a winding, bumpy ride so make sure your vehicle is suitable for rough terrain. We reached the guest house around 7 30 pm so could not see any of the surrounding country side, and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a days hiking although worth taking a guide with you. Leaches can be a problem, especially after rainfall so highly recommend leach socks and proper footwear. Not too strenuous a climb so fine for beginners with some stunning views although they can be obscured by cloud cover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, in the Districts of Matale and Kandy. The range takes its name from a series of recumbent folds and peaks in the west of the massif which resemble the knuckles of clenched fist when viewed from certain locations in the Kandy District. Whilst this name was assigned by early British surveyors,... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Starting from Riverstone it stretches to Meemure,Harepark estate(Cobats gap). Every location you get beautiful views, and walking treks. you can get a local trekker from nearby villages. From HarePark estate you can drive to Riverstone through tea estates and villages, from western side of the mountain range. Starting from corbets gap, Thangappuwa, Rangala, Gomera estate, Hagalla estate, Huluganga, Madulkelle, Kallebokka... More 

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