This seven-peaked green mountain range is protected under the 2010 National Environmental Act. All peaks are equally popular with hikers and campers as well as those who go on nature and bird trails.
This region serves as a catchment for the river and provides water to several streams like Garadi Oya, Golla Oya, Maha Oya, Kuda Oya, and Dodam Oya. All of which course through the mountain range.
How to get there
The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation entrance is quite popular. It is a winding road through Udawalawe Hanthana Tea Estate via the University of Peradeniya, along the Galaha-Deltota road. You can check out websites like Kandy Escapes for more resourceful information on this area and what to do there.
The Mountain Range receives an annual rainfall of about 2000 mm. The southwest area is fed by the northeast monsoon, with a temperature of 23- 25 degrees Celsius on average. Rain is common during most parts of the year.
Ura Kanda is the tallest peak in the Hanthana Mountain Range. You can witness a breathtaking view of the entire city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Gazing outwards, the Mahaweli River runs parallel to the Alagalla, Ambuluwawa and Batalegala mountains, all easily visible from its lookout point.