The mysterious Knuckles Mountain range – named after its likeness to a clenched fist – offers some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful nature trails. Admired by scientists and ordinary tourists alike, for its high range of biodiversity, the area is home to 40 rural villages and wildlife, including some very rare species.
Bordering both the dry and wet zones, The knuckles range is located off Kandy, in the northern end of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. To the south and east of the mountain range is Mahaweli river basin while to the west are Matale plains. The rocky territory is almost always covered with a sheet of mist that hangs low around the peaks year-round. With its unpredictable climate and regular heavy rainfall, the Knuckles presents some difficult but amazingly exiting trekking conditions.
Tracking in knuckles is suitable indeed for trekkers who are prepared for a challenge. The time spent trekking in the knuckles with your guide, you are unlikely to see another soul along the way. It’ll just be you and the nature and we assure you, you will be mesmerized by the beauty around you.
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Knuckles mountain range and its forest trails are the most visited for trekking in Sri Lanka. It has many nature trails cleared through the forest by forest department with campsites. For example Mini worlds end trails in the west and east, Pitawala pathena trail, Ash cave trail, Nitre cave trail & Knuckles summit trail .
Also there are interconnected footpaths of cardamom planters, , tea plantation workers, farmers and villages.