Resembling a clenched fist, the Knuckles Range is a dream come true for those who wish to see lush forests, flowing waterfalls and rivers alongside pleasing green paddy fields, vistas of tea plantations and beautiful home gardens in one place. Located in the beautiful Kandy District, this wonder is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a renowned eco tourism area. Kandy hotels such as the Earl’s Regency Kandy provides relatively easy access to the Knuckles Range whether you like to hike, bike or take a jeep across a beautiful spot of the earth.
A trek across Knuckles will help you savour an exhilarating range of distinctive views and experiences from pigmy forests, crystal clear rivers, cascading waterfalls, grasslands, various small animals, tea plantations, home gardens of a unique kind to meeting the close knit communities who inhabit this beautiful mountainous range. If you ascend to higher elevations, you will be able to encounter a series of cloud forests where a myriad of vegetation and animals thrive in harmony with the world.
There are many treks and pathways that you can take to enjoy the matchless beauty of the Knuckles Range. If you pick the trail from Corbett’s Gap, you can pass through the Meemure village, a traditional Sri Lankan village tucked away deep with the mountain range. Once you pass that village, enter yet another mountainous village called Kumbukgolla and pass through an exquisite nature climb to encounter the Nitro Cave, where thousands of bats conspire. The Nitro Cave holds a considerable deposit of potassium nitrate, which according to legend provided rulers of a bygone era with gun powder ingredients. On the other hand the Dothalugala trail can take you up and away on to an observation point which affords a panoramic view of the Knuckles Range.
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