Trekking in the Knuckles Range

Kandy, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

This is a must for trekking enthusiasts, who will love the striking landscapes and ever-changing fauna on this 4-5 hour trek from Illukkumbura to Riverston. Expect sweeping panoramas and waterfalls in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Knuckles Mountain Range is iconic amongst keen trekkers, stretching out across the districts of Matale and Kandy, part of Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site got its name because of its resemblance to a clenched fist, the folds and peaks creating the knuckles. Trek across this vast area along several nature trails, enjoying striking landscapes, forests, and endemic flora and fauna species. You will be able to spot the Kirimatiyakanda Peak during the trek, which is usually wrapped with mist.

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