A trekker’s paradise, the Knuckles Mountain Range, is a beautiful range of mountains, in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, that resemble a clenched fish with its peaks jutting out in a fold like affect. A film of mist envelope the peaks of this range of mountains with clouds moving in slow rhythm, as they embrace the mountain range. The Knuckles Mountain Range is also known as the Dumbara mountain range. The mountain range is encompassed with Sri Lanka’s longest river, the Mahaweli and also the Matale Plains. Trekking the mountain range is indeed an experience never to be missed.
The Knuckles Range is picturesque, with its shifting landscape of grasslands, jagged mountaintops, which have little streams and tumbling waterfalls, is one of Sri Lanka’s exquisite nature attractions. The Knuckles Mountain Range comes under a World Heritage Conservation Site that has a plethora of captivating trekking opportunities. The mountain area of 18512 hectares is indeed a trekker’s paradise. For trekking enthusiasts there is a vast range to cover in hiking this beautiful area. Of course trekkers need to have a guide with them, for better explanations of the surrounding and for safety reasons.
The Knuckles Mountain Range has a changeable weather pattern. The thick mist that cloaks the mountains bring with it showers of rain at times. The moderately good period for trekking is between December and February as the rainfall takes a reasonable cue. March to May is also a good time to go trekking but the best period is June to September when the weather is absolutely gorgeous with low rain and great sunshine. Trekkers have to be away from this range of mountains during September and November.
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