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Itinerant Notes is a guide to the island of Sri Lanka. We write blog posts and articles about traveling, food, accommodation, most un-touched places and many more. Any one is welcome to join to our community and share thoughts.
Pitawala Pathana - Sri Lanka
Pitawala 'Pathana/Plain' is the unique grassland found in the Knuckles Conservation Forest, Sri Lanka. This plain has a great ecological value. Pitawala Pathana is situated close to the Riverstone and edge of Knuckles Mountain Reservation which is on the way to Matale - Illukkumbura road. It is about 5km away from the “Nature Riverstone River Cottage''.
Pettigala Kandy - Teldeniya, Sri Lanka
The Pettigala range is always one of the well-known mountains among the mountain enthusiasts due to its unique shape. By the literal definition of it meaning “Box Rock '', you would assume this to be a flat-shaped mountain, however quite contrary it is spike-shaped. The Colombo - Badulla road is known to provide travelers with beautiful sights every now and then, and this is certainly one of those. ...
Knuckles Mountain Range
Knuckles mountain range lies in central Sri Lanka in the districts of Matale and Kandy. It is situated above 3000 ft/ 915 m from the sea level while land extent by 234 sq. km. It has featured 34 peaks ranging in height between 900m-1900m. Climatic conditions vary in a broad range from Low Country Wet Evergreen forest to Semi-evergreen forest to Dry Evergreen forest ecosystems. Weather in the Knuckles mountain range is unpredictable and could transform within a few minutes. A thick mist could shroud the mountain and in a matter of minutes, rain could breeze on any day.
Nuwaragala - Sri Lanka
Dambulla is a district is a treasure trove for many mountaineering enthusiasts with many unheard and untrodden mountain ranges. Nuwaragala Kanda is also situated here and borders with the Polonnaruwa district. However, the site in question might be sought after by the historians as this is a somewhat historically important site, as it would for being sandwiched between two historically important districts, and possibly a literal “treasure trove” as it is a constant target of treasure hunters. If you traveled around Dambulla, chances are you have seen this mountain a couple of times.
Baker’s Bend – A hidden beauty in Nonpareil State
A decade back, A4 road was very famous among tourists in Sri Lanka but with time, this road was not used by many travelers, therefore, many natural attractions are hidden from the world. One of the small towns hidden in this road is Belihuloya which is situated 152 km away from Colombo...
Hike to the highest peak in Knuckles range - Gombaniya, Sri Lanka
Knuckles is known as one of the most wonderful, amazing hiking trails in Sri Lanka. Knuckles mountain range located in Matale, Central Province of Sri Lanka, is an UNESCO world heritage site and also a biodiversity hotspot. Most popular hiking spot in knuckles is Duwili ella, which is considered as one of the toughest hiking trails in the country. This is about Gombaniya peak (1906 m)...