Another attractive place you can visit in central province is Hanthana Mountain Range which is near to Kandy. The Hanthana Conservation Forest is another name for the mountain range where you can experience the Sri Lanka’s bio diversity very purely. This is governed by Department of Forest Conservation. Under the National Environmental Act, the Hanthana mountain Range was published as an environmental protection area in 2010. There are 7 mountains in the mountain range and the maximum height is 3800 ft. The highest mountain is known as Uura Kanda. The mountain range is very popular among the mountain hikers in Sri Lanka as well as the foreign visitors. Annually a number of visitors are coming to Hanthana mountain range and collecting beautiful memories for their lives. Don’t forget to bring your camera when you are visiting Hanthana since in there also you can see the glory of the Sri Lanka’s nature. Not only the birds and butterflies but also you can see various types of wild flowers, insects, wild trees and many more things.
Some travelling is required to visit the Knuckle mountain range, but it’s worth the effort as this 90 square-mile area offers some amazing panoramic views punctuated by a total of 35 peaks, some reaching lofty heights over 3,000 feet (915 metres). Like Horton Plains National Park, the mountain range is rich in indigenous plant and animal life.