Earl's Regent Kandy

The Knuckles Mountain Range

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Gracing the central part of Sri Lanka in the districts of Kandy and Matale, the Knuckles Mountain Range is a declared conservation area containing five major forest formations as well as a variety of endemic and rare flora and fauna. A premier eco tourism hub, the mountain range was named after its appearance which resembles a clenched fist when observed from a distance. The mist-shrouded mountain range acts as the signature backdrop for the region and is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike and is today, one of their favourite things to do in Kandy. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along its various trails that stretch across lush tea plantations, terraced paddy fields, gracefully cascading waterfalls and dense and delightful forests. Besides its significance as a natural treasure, it is also noted for its historical value making it one of the island’s leading heritage sites truly worth exploring.