Knuckles mountain range is a part of Hill Country (Central) Sri Lanka in district of Matale and Kandy which is also above 3000Ft or 915 meters from sea level and covers an area of about 90 sq. Miles or 234 sq.KM of land extent. This mountain range is called as Knuckles is because when it’s seen from Kandy the mountain range looks like the knuckles of a clenched fist. The Sri Lankan ancient name for this mountain is “Dumbara Mitiyawatha” which means “The Misty Valley”. Giving this mountain an extra speciality, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. All the routes to Knuckles are covered in thick forests and large number of prime scenic sceneries giving the justice to self-preserve itself. This mountain range is a scenic Paradise for the hikers which will make unforgettable beautiful memories as well as giving a wonderful adventurous experience.
Starting the journey from Corbett’s Gap in which if you go to your right you can experience Meemure Village and if you go to your left you can experience Knuckles mountain range. Hiking through the forest, hikers will get to pass a Village where they can enjoy the taste of Sri Lankan village tea. Trekking through the jungle where the hikers can experience climate changes as you hike. Trekking through different climate zones may sound odd but that’s something you can experience in Knuckles Mountain Range. Trekking through the jungle where hikers can experience scenic sceneries and also can come across inheritable species of the Knuckles mountain range.
Once the hikers reach the peak of the mountain they can enjoy their lunch and return via Gal Poththa where hikers can experience the beauty of waterfall as well as can have a bath in the waterfall surrounding them with the beauty of the Knuckles. Trekking down the jungle of Knuckles after a cold and calm bath, hikers will come to their landing destination of Thangappuwa Village.