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Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Range is a truly breathtaking place, with cloud-covered peaks, waterfalls, forests, hundreds of unique flora and fauna, and fascinating landscapes. Located in central Sri Lanka and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the range is named after its famous peaks. It is spread over an area of 155 square kilometers in the Matale and Kandy districts. The Knuckles Range is located in the northern highlands of Sri Lanka, just outside Kandy. To the south and east of the range is the Mahaweli River Basin and to the west is the Matale Plain.

The Knuckles range is one of the most beautiful attractions in Sri Lanka. It covers an area of 18512 hectares. Knuckles Range, a World Heritage Site that offers intriguing mountaineering capabilities, is still a region of considerable natural beauty and biodiversity. Serious climbers and biodiversity enthusiasts can get over 40km in three days with a guide. Knuckles Range consists of 34 peaks between 1900 and 900 m height range. The five highest peaks in the range are hand-shaped, and the British in Ceylon named the range Knuckles. The five peaks have been named as Kirigalpoththa, Gombaniya, Knuckles, Koboneelagala, and Dotulugala. It is home to over 40 rural villages and is rich in biodiversity.

The weather in Knuckles Mountain is unpredictable and could change in a matter of minutes. The fog can cover the mountains in a matter of minutes. Rain can blow any day.

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  • December to February is a good time to visit Knuckles. The chance of rain is moderate.
  • March to May is a good time to visit Knuckles and it may rainless.
  • June to September is the period with the least rainfall, and it offers the best resistance.
  • September to November is the period that doesn’t attract the trekkers in view of high.

Knuckles range is home to mammals such as wild boar, spotted deer, giant squirrel, barking deer, purple-faced leaf monkey, mongoose, and porcupine are found here. The Knuckles range is home to at least 200 species of birds. Also, many species endemic to Sri Lanka are found here. About 20 percent of the plants found here are endemic to Sri Lanka. A wide range of wood and herbaceous plants can be found here.

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