Remote mountainous village and forest walk with a local in the foothills of Knuckles Mountains
If you are looking for an absolutely authentic remote village experience in Sri Lanka then this is it. Experience the wilderness and nature as well as its people and lifestyles all in one go! It’s a half-day trip of trekking and sightseeing that commences from Kandy to be taken to the trailhead of this remote village in the foothills of the beautiful Knuckles Mountains. Wander through small tea plantations, patches of dry evergreen and pine forest with its endemic fauna and flora, cascading streams and waterfalls where you can refresh yourself or even take a cool dip before heading for the village itself. As you reach this remote agricultural village you will notice the attractions around; scenic locations, terraced rice fields being ploughed by water buffaloes, home gardens flourishing with organic vegetables and fruits, domestic spice gardens, toddy tapping, bee keeping in addition to making of traditional handicrafts, pottery, weaving and etc. Enjoy it all with the smiling villagers as they show you around, proud of their culture and traditions. They will be more than happy if you join in some of the chores such as working in the rice fields, picking tea and tendering the vegetable and fruit gardens. You can also pluck homegrown vegies for lunch; help in preparing the meal before enjoying an authentic home cooked meal with the family in their humble abode or probably sitting under an evergreen tree enjoying the meal while chatting with them.
If you are the kind that hungers for an authentic Sri Lankan Experience and searching for ‘ true insight and in-depth understanding’, not superficial or arranged tourist attractions, then get in touch with us at BEST OF LANKA, a 100% locally owned company, with vast local knowledge and endorsing responsible tourism. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!