The mysterious and magnificently beautiful Knuckles Mountain range – named after its likeness to a clenched fist, offers some of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful nature trails. This picturesque range of mountains lie in both Kandy and Matale districts, covering an area of over 62 square miles.
The Knuckles forest region is a fascinatingly beautiful place which draws many visitors all year round, with several streams gracefully flowing into the lower Mahaweli system. The Knuckles area contributes to about 30% of the water in the Victoria, Randenigala and Rantambe reservoirs.
The highland areas of the Knuckles forest range is extremely wet throughout the year and the area is also exposed to strong winds during May to October. Tracking in knuckles is suitable indeed for trekkers who are prepared for a challenge. During the time spent trekking in Knuckles with your guide, you are unlikely to see another soul along the way. It’ll just be you and nature - and you will be mesmerized by the beauty around you.
Although the hill ranges remain as uninhabited wilderness, there are human dwellings along the river valleys. The villagers are involved in the cultivation of paddy in terraced fields, accompanied with the chena cultivation.
The Knuckles Mountain Range is stunning - green and rich in wildlife and scenery with loads of waterfalls, where a visitor can have an unforgettable experience hiking or camping.