Consisting of seven delightful peaks, the lush green scenery of the hills have inspired many an artist to create the best work in the era.
A Sight to Behold
Apart from its abundant flora that soothes the viewer’s eye, the Hanthana Mountain Range is also home to many endemic species of birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. It has also been named as a protected nature reserve.
Towards the Trailheads
One can access the mountain range from the trailheads leading from the University of Peradeniya and the Hanthana Seventh Mile Post. From Kandy, you can board the “Kandy-Uduwela” bus, which you can use to access the Seventh Mile Post.
The View after the Climb
Once you reach the highest peak, which is “Ura Kanda,” you will be rewarded by a panoramic view of the surrounding area. You can admire a glorious view of the City of Kandy, where you can visit the famous Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Luxury resorts are also available in that area, such as Earl’s Regency, where you can relax after an exciting day of hiking and sightseeing.
Tips for the Hiker
Always begin your hike at dawn as, towards noon, you will be under the scorching sun. Dress in hiking gear and pack enough water and food. Leeches are common in this area, therefore make sure you carry repellents if you wish to avoid them.