Knuckles Mountain Range, Matale

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Take a hike through the rich forest and jungle at Knuckles Mountain Range, enjoying spectacular views of verdant mountains. Explore pockets of cloud forest here, home to a variety of endemic plant and animal life. Enjoy spotting a host of wildlife, including many exciting species of bird (bring binoculars if you can). Note that when hiking, you should be prepared for leeches, especially after heavy rainfall: wear leech socks and shorts so you can easily flick them off your legs, and certainly some sturdy footwear. Before you head to Matale, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Matale itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Matale has to offer, including Knuckles Mountain Range.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Certainly not the the highest mountain one could climb, but it offers you a great view and you will feel like climbing!. Make sure you have suitable footwear, something to drink and some basic fitness...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Knuckles Mountain Range, the main water source in sri lanka. If you love hiking, most of best hiking mountains are in knuckles  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    We took a walk in The Knuckles of 6 km. you'll pass tea plantations and rice fields. Our guide told us about the different plants and animals. Fun to do, but no ' must see '. Wear good walking shoes, and take rain clothes (and water). Some pieces are pretty heavy, so not for everyone. Please note for leeches, so insert your pants into your socks.
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Where to stay in Matale

You'll find some fairly standard guesthouses and small hotels in Matale's main urban area, never straying very far from the station and the parks of the city center. Alternatively, explore out of town to the north, east, or south for a host of other more characterful accommodations that show off the fruits of the area, including campgrounds, ecolodges, and farmstays. For a much greater choice of places to stay, look in Kandy, one hour to the south.
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