Knuckles Range – Hiking In Sri Lanka-Pushpitha Wijesinghe

 Knuckles Range – Hiking In Sri Lanka-Pushpitha Wijesinghe

Sri Lanka is bountiful in nature and for most parts much of the cities, towns and villages have remained green. Compared to its bigger Asian counterparts, Sri Lanka has its fair share of entertainment options, be it for eco-travel, hiking, surfing, shopping, nightlife, cuisine, spas and so much more. Being a small nation it is relatively easy and affordable to get to just about any part of the island that you wish to explore.

Knuckles Range is one such popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka that is ideally suited for both amateur and veteran hikers. You can pick anything between a 2 to an 8 kilometre hike, and find yourself spotting a variety of aviaries, animals, flora and fauna. Whilst views and landscape of the surroundings look like they were taken straight out of a picture post card


Stretching over both the Kandy and Matale districts of Sri Lanka; Knuckes Range is approachable from Matale, Kandy, Wattegama, Laggala and Hasalaka. Spanning an area of 18,512 hectares, this popular tourist attraction of Sri Lanka has its own unique ecosystem. The main mountain range is spread over 12 miles. Deriving its name from the image of a clenched fist, the mountain range is a key source from which many rivers in Sri Lanka are formed. Hulu River, Heen River and Kalu River all start from Knuckles Range, hikers will surely delight in the numerous waterfalls and streams to be found


Amongst the 141 species of flowers, 250 varieties of trees to be found in this mountain range 160 of these species are said to be endemic. Wildlife at Knuckles Range is also diverse, visitors can spot a variety of birds and larger animals like elephants, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar and leopard. There is much to be found and explored at this popular attraction in Sri Lanka


Being one of the most popular nature trails in Sri Lanka, Knuckles Range can be easily visited from the famous city of Kandy. Visitors to Kandy will find a variety of



options that cater to all walks of life. Enjoy the comfortable cool climes from Jetwing Hunas Falls one of the more favoured Kandy hotels. Discerning guests can enjoy the comforts and warm hospitality of Jetwing Hunas Falls, whilst being surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.



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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry