Set off on an exciting journey that will take you deep into the wilds of Hanthana mountain range. Capture rolling hills of emerald-green, where in the distance lively, sweet melodies of birdsong collide with the soft, swishing sounds of the breeze. Prepare for vivid moments such as this when you visit Amaya Hills, presenting you with an option to explore every nook and corner of this breathtaking retreat.
Rich in biodiversity, this mountain range is protected under the National Environmental Act. Walk along grassy plains as a handful of birds emerge from the lush, leafy trees, graceful in their flight movements. As they enrich the morning-air with their distinct bird calls, spot more birds as you go along winding pathways. Our naturalist will guide you, sharing interesting facts about the flora and fauna of this lush mountain range. Vibrant birdlife offer you sightings of the Rose-Ringed Parakeet, White-Throated Kingfisher, Brahimy Kite Eagle, Black-Hooded Oriole and the Hill Mynah. Keep your eyes open for other wildlife including rabbits, hedgehogs, mongooses and the occasional wild boar.
If you wish to cover the entire Hanthana range, the best way is to start your hike in the wee hours of the morning from Nilambe Meditation Center. Traveling up to the high points will show you the rapid development of Kandy in the form of communication towers along with mist-capped mountains and lush greenery. Catch a glimpse of wild flowers as you stroll further, the cool breeze brushing against your cheek.
Among the seven peaks that dot the landscape, the highest remains the fourth peak, popularly called the Uura Kanda. Up ahead, a picturesque canvas lay before you, urging you to explore further. Capture glorious rivulets and streams, creating a dramatic backdrop for stunning pictures.