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Knuckles Mountain Range

The 34-peak mountain range is composed of a variety of forest forms, including dry evergreen forests, montane forests, sub-montane forests, wet and dry plain grassland, and cloud forest. The highest point is 1906m above sea level.

The Knuckles Conservation Forest is home to a variety of indigenous plants and wildlife. This hikers’ paradise features various mountain paths, a diverse range of terrains, ecosystems, streams and flowing waterfalls, habitats, tea plantations, and paddy fields. The Knuckles Mountain Range is also an excellent destination for eco-tourism and mountain biking.

The weather in the range is erratic, although rain is most likely from June to September.

Additional information

Nearby Attractions

The most popular nearby attraction

  • Kandy City (40km)


Accommodation (within 10km)

  • Star Classified hotels- Yes (up to 4 star)
  • International Chain Hotels- No
  • Boutique Hotels- No
  • Resorts- No
  • Ayurvedic Hotels- No
  • Inns/Guest Houses- Yes
  • Hostels- Yes
  • Homestays- Yes
  • Eco Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


Distance from (estimate)

  • CMB Airport- 173km (travel time: 4hrs 30min)
  • Colombo City- 204km (travel time: 4hrs 50min)
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 141km (travel time: 3hrs 40min)
  • Anuradhapura Ancient City- 189km (travel time: 4hrs 30min)
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 133km (travel time: 3hrs)
  • Kandy City- 40km (travel time: 2hrs)
  • Galle Dutch Fort- 319km (travel time: 6hrs 15min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time


  • June to September

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