A hiking adventure in Sri Lanka is the ideal way to spend your holiday while visiting the breathtaking tropical island. Sri Lanka, located on the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of India, is a land rich in beautiful beaches and stunning mountainous landscapes. Hanthana Mountain Range is located in central Sri Lanka, south west of Kandy, therefore if you’re looking to stay at any of the Kandy hotels, make sure transport can be arranged to and from the mountain range, which would make your trek slightly more convenient. However, there are also public buses which operate from the city to Sarasawigama, which is an approximate 30 minute journey to your destination. Some hotels in the city such as Cinnamon Citadel Kandy have a wide variety of other excursions which tourists can engage in, such as hiking excursions to Adam’s Peak or The Knuckles Mountain Range.
Hanthana is a famous mountain range in Sri Lanka and has seven prominent peaks, with Ura Ketu Gala being the highest. Those adventurous enough can aim to trek through all seven peaks, while also witnessing the glorious beauty of the surrounding landscapes. The range is environmentally protected area and was declared so in February 2010 under the National Environment Act.
It is advised that a trek to the Hanthana Mountain Range should begin as early as possible, and covering the entire Hanthana Mountain Range would take at least one and a half days to two days with night time camping. If you’re interested in hiking, make sure to pack all necessary items such as camping gear, food, water, protection from rain and leeches, and other things you may need to survive for about two days in Sri Lanka’s wilderness.