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. Our Matale holiday site makes visiting Knuckles Mountain Range and other Matale attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A bit off the beaten path, the knuckles range are a range of mountains ideal for hiking. The paths are easy and spend through rice fields, tea plantations and fruit trees... landscapes are breathtaking and the relatively easy ascent. The inhabitants of the villages passed have clearly not yet too faced mass tourism and are friendly and smiling. A guide seems essential to us to be able to navigate and two pairs overlap socks will be useful if you do not want to be devoured by the leeches are proliferating.
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  • You can see the Kirimatiyakanda mountain and climb that. Good roads are there but you will have walk about 3-5 km but it is fun. Also you can enjoy Pitawala plains which has many endemic species. Furt...  more »
  • Extremely scenic landscape lined with tea plantations. The road is narrow and driving speed is around 30 km/h. There are very few restaurants along the way. This is perfect place for hiking, but it is...  more »

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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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