The Best Hiking and Trekking Trails in Sri Lanka

by Dec 7, 2021

Sri Lanka is a one-of-a-kind hiking destination. Trails for all skill levels are available, ranging from easy to difficult walks to strenuous treks. The country also has over 400 waterfalls, many of which are accessible via hikes. Have you laced your walking boots, packed your camera, and slathered on some sunscreen? Trails in Sri Lanka with the best hiking and trekking are listed below. It’s not just hiking in Sri Lanka – join us for an entire day trip to see the best of the country’s iconic ancient temples and vibrant wildlife.

1. LOOLECANDERA TRAIL

The mist-laden viewpoints are surreal and picturesque, the misty mountain that changes colours from different angles. After a 40 minutes simple trek through Loolecandera estate to Kondagala Mountain, that’s the reward you get to enjoy. Kondagala is one of the unique mountain peaks that are yet to be discovered by international travellers. Loolkandura locates in the Kandy district. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sri Lanka, if not in the world. This trek is ideal for a retreat from the usual sightseeing and busy hustle from Kandy. The estate was founded in 1866 by Mr James Taylor, a Scotsman and is the pioneer in Ceylon tea. James Taylor seat is monumentally significant as well as a picturesque estate. On the trek, you’ll come across the unique “Padipeli” waterfall enjoy a dip in the cold fresh, natural pool. This trek is a perfect way to capture Kandy’s natural beauty when the sun rises or when it sets. Not many had the chance to experience this natural hidden beautiful site. We assure you that if you search for a good vibe, a unique experience to share with your folks back home, Loolecandera is the place.

LOOLECANDERA TRAIL

2. EAGLE ROCK

Eagle rock trail is everything you hope to experience when you want to find unique locations to visit that not much has seen, a good vibe a great experience to share during your stay in Ella. Nestled among the lush green mountains that border the Ravana Falls’ Crest, Eagle rock offers you idyllic views; you will not complete your visit to Ella if you haven’t captured the sunrise from the mountain peak. The picturesque trail falls along the tea plantations and ends at the breathtaking view at the summit. On your way, you could also stop at ‘Amba estate’ for a tea tour at the factory. It doesn’t end there; let’s continue the unforgettable excursions to the Ravana natural pool for a refreshing dip, located on top of the Ravana falls, to complete the expedition with a good vibe.

EAGLE ROCK

3. MANDARAM NUWARA

Mandaram Nuwara is a tiny village that sits at the foot of the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala, located within the island’s Central Province. It is also commonly known as the “Misty City” because It is surrounded by mountain ranges and almost entirely obscured by mist for most of the day. Kolapathana Ella, a beautiful waterfall, is only a short and easy hike away famous waterfall amongst visitors to the little village. Nuwara Eliya is renowned for its Victorian-era architecture and Breezy weather, and a lot of travellers miss the chance of experiencing the authentic greenery that Nuwara Eliya has. This is your chance the capture Nuwara Eliya from the up top. It is not the city you visit that matters; it’s the experience you get.

MANDARAM NUWARA

4. PEACOCK HILL

Peacock Hill Mountain (1513 meters above sea level) is the highest point in Pussellawa, Sri Lanka, rising only 200 meters above the city. Mountain is one of Pussellawa’s most panoramic vantage points, offering an extraordinary view of the surrounding mountains and cities. You can soak in the beauty of Gampola, Pussellawa, Ambuluwawa, Dolosbage mountain range, Nawalapitiya, Nuwara-Eliya, Pidurutalagala range, Kotmale reservoir, and Bible rock. A visitor would have a great time walking up the hill in the idyllic Pussellawa setting. This is the ideal trek for those with a sense of adventure. The views from the peak are unforgettable, and you will be among the few visitors who will be able to see the true beauty of the Central Province from a single vantage point.

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