Go truly off the beaten path when you stay at Wild Glamping Knuckles, a comfortable yet minimalist campsite in a remote part of the picturesque Knuckles Mountain Range. Knuckles is a UNESCO natural world heritage site due to its astonishing biodiversity and is one of the best destinations for walking in Sri Lanka. Birdwatching is also highly rewarding here. Wild Glamping is perfectly positioned for a variety of the best walking trails in Knuckles, from gentle half-day treks to challenging full-day hikes, and expert naturalists are on hand to guide you every step of the way. Wild Glamping Knuckles is a simple, serene property ideally suited to those seeking good-quality, no-frills accommodation in a convenient location for exploring the outdoors. Please note that phone signal and Wi-Fi both have a poor connection here, and use of electricity is limited.
There are 10 tented rooms at Wild Glamping Knuckles: two Luxury Double and eight Luxury Twin, all 23 sq m in size. All rooms are raised on stilts and have solid wooden floors, with high-quality tent material used for the roof and walls. A short staircase leads up to each room. All rooms are furnished with generously sized beds (queen-sized in the double rooms),a dressing table, wardrobe and bedside tables with rechargeable solar lamps, and have a spacious attached bathroom complete with w/c, sink and solar-powered h/w shower. Electricity is only available in the rooms between 6.30am – 8am and 6pm – 10pm.
Wild Glamping Knuckles was designed to be as unobtrusive to the surrounding landscape as possible, so few facilities are on offer here. There is an open-sided main building which is used for dining and relaxation and offers great views of the area. Cuisine at Wild Glamping is predominantly traditional Sri Lankan fare, but BBQ nights by the campfire are also a frequent occurrence. Phone signal and Wi-Fi are rarely available in this remote location, and electricity is limited to the early morning and night. Solar power is used for the in-room lamps and hot water showers. The real highlight of a stay here is the varied walking trails, led by Wild Glamping’s expert naturalists.
Why we like it
A comfortable and convenient base for trekking in Knuckles
Wild Glamping Knuckles sits in a remote part of the Knuckles Mountain Range around 1.5 hours from Kandy city centre. Wild Glamping is an ideal base for a variety of walking trails through Knuckles, from half-day treks to strenuous eight-hour hikes.
Location: Knuckles, Kandy
No. of Rooms: 10
Key Features: Spectacular remote location; varied walking routes; expert naturalists