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Knuckles Mountain Range

Matale 20000, Sri Lanka
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One of Sri Lanka's hidden gem

My boyfriend and I decided to visit knuckles mountain range for two days during our travels around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Beautiful hiking track

Whoa! It has been 3 months, and I still remember the scenic tea estates and natural display of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Amarnath M
Bhubaneswar, India
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Matale 20000, Sri Lanka

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I decided to visit knuckles mountain range for two days during our travels around Sri Lanka (we had visited Ella, Haputale and Hatton in the hill country and decided to opt for knuckles as opposed to Horton plains). We didn't manage to...More

Thank Calmsloth
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Whoa! It has been 3 months, and I still remember the scenic tea estates and natural display of vegetation on the knuckle mountain range. Fresh air touches your core and relaxes you from within. A walk of 5 kms on Ulkaduwa trail was draining and...More

Thank Amarnath M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I went in November. But there was raining when I go there ultimately in evening it reduced. Stayed one night with friends. Good place for hiking. There are lots of places to bath, but be careful. We asked from villagers and selected place to bath....More

Thank Prasunmed
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I went here from Kandy on a tour. The place involves a couple of hours to go and has a 15-16 KM. The views are really good in spots. Some parts of the hike have water and are slippery so hiking rather than running shoes...More

1  Thank vachawla
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Thank you very much for your comment about the trekking in Knuckles Mountain Range

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Last week we returned from Knuckles Trek. Perfect place to see beautiful nature, life of the villagers, some animals (mostly leeches:). Waterfalls with bathing in each, sceneries from hill tops, sunrises... Our children (10 and 12 years) were amazed. We spent two nights in different...More

3  Thank Pavel S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

At first we thought it may not be the best place to visit and stay because its not so popular but once we get there we knew we made the right choice. Stayed 3 nights and did some long distance trekking including Manigala trail, Duvili...More

1  Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Knuckles Mountains are a spectacular range that lies in the central area of Sri Lanka in the Districts of Matale and Kandy, We recently stayed in a hotel in the hills above Kandy and enjoyed spectacular views over the summits. The range has gained...More

1  Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Morning is the best time for ride this mountain otherwise there may be some rain in the afternoon! There are many leechers that is the main problem therefor please be prepare well before begin the hike!

Thank Hashan R
Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you go to visit Knuckles mountains at Knuckles range, Kota Ganga Falls is something to be added to your list. But it is approachable you visit Knuckles mountains only from Thangappuwa side. These are cascades of seven waterfalls and you can get down from...More

1  Thank nir0sh
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Knuckles is a mountain range located in the heart of hill country, Sri Lanka. In this area you can explore a good bio diversity. Knuckles range is surrounded by small villages which contains paddy fields and people who doing traditional industries. There are number of...More

1  Thank AjithKR
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Can we hike in december.. is it rainy there??
21 December 2016|
Response from jjedentours | Reviewed this property |
hi its normally raining in December but this year so far not much rain in kandy district. its depend on your day. .good luck. ..
we been here quite lot of times.. but never in December. As we expecting to go knuckels, riversoton ,illukkumbuwa in december 13,14 is it a good time to be there.. there will be 13of us with 3 babies( 1 year)??? main concerns are wet Weather, leeches, how far can we see(due to mist and cloud) thank you in advance
19 September 2016|
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Pavel S
Hello! We are 5 adults with two children, having good trekking and walking skills. Coming to Kandy 03.02.2017 Could anybody help to advice or arrange for us two nights and nearly three days of trekking. As I see above the itinerary of Knuckles Sky Camp is looking feasible. What is better to chose for 2 nights - tent camping or home stay on the way? How much could cost such a tour for all of us? Do we need to take our own sleeping bags, tents, etc.. or it all could be provided upon the request. Thanks in advance!
15 September 2016|
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Response from Prasad T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pavel, Manigala is also a great trekking experience. You can camp on the top of the mountain. It's not very cold. So do not need sleeping bags. But you will need to bring your own tents. Or you can buy tents from... More