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Knuckles Mountain Range

Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
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One of Sri Lanka's hidden gem

My boyfriend and I decided to visit knuckles mountain range for two days during our travels around... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
Calmsloth
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Beautiful hiking track

Whoa! It has been 3 months, and I still remember the scenic tea estates and natural display of... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Amarnath M
,
Bhubaneswar, India
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Knuckles mountain range from Kandy 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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Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to visit knuckles mountain range for two days during our travels around Sri Lanka (we had visited Ella, Haputale and Hatton in the hill country and decided to opt for knuckles as opposed to Horton plains). We didn't manage to...More

3  Thank Calmsloth
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Whoa! It has been 3 months, and I still remember the scenic tea estates and natural display of vegetation on the knuckle mountain range. Fresh air touches your core and relaxes you from within. A walk of 5 kms on Ulkaduwa trail was draining and...More

Thank Amarnath M
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I went in November. But there was raining when I go there ultimately in evening it reduced. Stayed one night with friends. Good place for hiking. There are lots of places to bath, but be careful. We asked from villagers and selected place to bath....More

Thank Prasunmed
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I went here from Kandy on a tour. The place involves a couple of hours to go and has a 15-16 KM. The views are really good in spots. Some parts of the hike have water and are slippery so hiking rather than running shoes...More

1  Thank vachawla
KnucklesSkyCamp, Guest Relations Manager at Knuckles Mountain Range, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment about the trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range

Reviewed February 15, 2017

Last week we returned from Knuckles Trek. Perfect place to see beautiful nature, life of the villagers, some animals (mostly leeches:). Waterfalls with bathing in each, sceneries from hill tops, sunrises... Our children (10 and 12 years) were amazed. We spent two nights in different...More

4  Thank Pavel S
Reviewed February 12, 2017

At first we thought it may not be the best place to visit and stay because its not so popular but once we get there we knew we made the right choice. Stayed 3 nights and did some long distance trekking including Manigala trail, Duvili...More

1  Thank Jacob D
Reviewed February 2, 2017

The Knuckles Mountains are a spectacular range that lies in the central area of Sri Lanka in the Districts of Matale and Kandy, We recently stayed in a hotel in the hills above Kandy and enjoyed spectacular views over the summits. The range has gained...More

1  Thank profjoypc
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Morning is the best time for ride this mountain otherwise there may be some rain in the afternoon! There are many leechers that is the main problem therefor please be prepare well before begin the hike!

Thank Hashan R
Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you go to visit Knuckles mountains at Knuckles range, Kota Ganga Falls is something to be added to your list. But it is approachable you visit Knuckles mountains only from Thangappuwa side. These are cascades of seven waterfalls and you can get down from...More

2  Thank nir0sh
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Knuckles is a mountain range located in the heart of hill country, Sri Lanka. In this area you can explore a good bio diversity. Knuckles range is surrounded by small villages which contains paddy fields and people who doing traditional industries. There are number of...More

1  Thank AjithKR
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tnissanthant
December 21, 2016|
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Response from jjedentours | Reviewed this property |
hi its normally raining in December but this year so far not much rain in kandy district. its depend on your day. .good luck. ..
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Pavel S
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Response from Prasad T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pavel, Manigala is also a great trekking experience. You can camp on the top of the mountain. It's not very cold. So do not need sleeping bags. But you will need to bring your own tents. Or you can buy tents from... More
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