Visiting Meemure is like going back to a bygone era. Hidden away from modern-day sophistication, this isolated and unspoilt village is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, hidden amongst a beautiful range of mountains.
The only way to reach Meemure is from the ‘Hunnasgiriya’ mountain, which is a part of the Knuckles range, approximately 50km from Kandy. It’s a difficult trail with amazing views.
The village has a population of approximately 400. The design of the village is one of the main uniqueness of Meemure. The villagers build eco-friendly homes using clay and dried grass (Illuk) which lasts for several decades. The village receives water, plentiful in the form of waterfalls that have their sources in the thick forests of the Knuckles.
Till about a decade ago, herds of cattle carried sacks full of salt, clothes and a few of other supplies to the village. Due to the simple life style of the villages, their requirements were few. But with the success of modern technology, the tracks have been widened to allow vehicles.
Meemure is becoming a place visited by outsiders owing to its exceptional natural beauty and unsoiled traditional Sri Lankan styles.