The Hanthana mountain range in Kandy is popular among those who like to go hiking, camping, bird watching, and be close to nature in any way. Local songwriters, too, have lyricized the scenic beauty and tranquility of these mountains.
Located 1240 m above sea level, the Hanthana mountain range stretches all the way from Kandy city to the town of Galaha, 20 km south.
The freshwater springs on the western end of Hanthana feed the waters of the Mahaweli River, and the tributaries of the river separate the individual hills of the range. In total, there are seven individual peaks, the highest being Ura Kanda.
We will pick you up at 6:00 am approximately from your hotel in Kandy and proceed to the starting point.
After a briefing, starts the hike known for its many species of birds, the Hanthana mountain range is ideal for bird watching. You may even see several species of raptors and some species of endemic birds as well.
You will be hiking among tea estates of the “Upper Lance” before reaching the Hanthana mountain range.
You will come across a footpath leading to Kandy. This footpath is ideal for watching birds and seeing the picturesque landscapes of the towns of Kandy, Galaha, and Peradeniya. You will be able to see these towers up close on the way.
You will get a chance to visit the Sri Lanka Tea Industry Museum, where you will be able to get an insight into the history of how Sri Lanka became the manufacturer of the best tea in the world.
After the museum stop, we will get into our vehicle to head back to the hotel.
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