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Gombaniya –“Mini Alps” - Knuckles Range

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Knuckles range of mountains situated in the Matale district. This range consists of five peaks which resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist. The highest point is Gombaniya 6248ft. The five peaks which could be seen from the West to South East is Kirigalpotta 5403ft, Gombaniya 6248ft, Knuckles roughly in the centre of the range is 6122ft, Koboneelagala 5198ft and Dotulugala 5161ft. Known also as the " Mini Alps" and spreading around 20,000 hectares of land, it is a veritable storehouse of a rich biodiversity and a host of indigenous flora and fauna. Moreover, climatic conditions of five regions is found over a 62 mile radius in this range