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Knuckles Mountain Range

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Address: Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Knuckles mountain range from Kandy and its forest trails are the most...

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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Good for a full day hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
vachawla
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New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 are needed. There are also leeches so need to be careful.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 camps. One, the famous Knuckles Sky Camp, was still under construction, no special amenities were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Waterfall trekking, Village Tour and River baths. Including Camping for one night which was a... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 its name because of the series of folds and peaks in the summit which resemble... More 

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Matara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Thangappuwa to Kota Ganga village with enjoying waterfalls. But foot pathway is steepy and slippery.... More 

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Matale, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 great waterfalls inside the jungle. You will have to get a guider support to explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Nature Trails and Hikes at Knuckles by Dulshan from Knuckles. Time duration is about 1 hour to do the hiking. One of the best nature trails in Sri Lank.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We booked a guided tour with transport in a minivan from kandy. Paid 35$ each including lunch and some snacks and tea. We were picked up at 7am and drove for about 3,5 hours. We did about 5 hours of hiking. The view was amazing, it was worth the long ride!

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We went here with a guide through our hotel (Kandyan white holiday homes) his nickname is Ginger beer. We went for a day hike, 15 km. It was great!! Through rice fields, small villages, forest, tea plantations, waterfall and everywhere so much fruit trees and spices growing everywhere. Our guide got to let us taste a lot of it and... More 

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