Situated between the Kandy district and the Matale district, within the Knucles Mountain Range, is Meemure, a remote village only accessible by a 14km-long trail.
Due to the remote location of Meemure, there’s no cell-service available in the area, although CDMA telephone services are known to be available. There isn’t even a mail delivery service to the village, requiring the villagers to make long journeys daily to collect mail.
Meemure has recently become something of a cult hit among travellers, and tales of her sprawling jungle-covered mountains and natural pools have become fairly widespread. Many staying at a nearby hotel in Kandy, such as the likes of Kings Pavilion Kandy, would choose to take the trek to Meemure upon hearing about the village.
The wildlife associated with the Meemure region isn’t necessarily dangerous; the natural pools in the area are generally occupied by frogs and fish. You could give yourself a fish-spa treatment by dipping your feet in the water, but some of the larger fish might surprise you with not-so-gentle pecks.
The villagers are generally quite happy to organise treks and various expeditions around the surrounding area, where there’s a lot to see. Generally the things to do in Meemure involve hiking, climbing, swimming or camping.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+