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By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka

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Knuckles Mountain Range Muragala Estate, Kaludureya Div, Rangala, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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#77 of 606 B&Bs / Inns in Kandy
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Welcome to Knuckles, Sri Lanka. Misty mountains, flowing tea plantations, cascades of waterfalls, picture like mountain villages and a breathtaking variety of animal and plant species are just a few aspects of the enchanting mountain country. We made it our mission to give you an authentic insight into our world you will never forget. Staying at our camp and reconnect with nature is the best way to relax and unwind. In the seclusion of the mountains you can make yourself comfortable in our two or four bed cabins. The Camp is located on the edge of a dense forest. Just so far to disappear in the dense vegetation and to create a homely jungle feeling. Knuckles itself is so diverse and therefore offers year-round an incredible variety of activities and adventures. Decide for yourself how and what you want to experience and discover during your stay with us. We will do everything to make your stay as beautiful and memorable as you wish. We offer you different accommodation options!
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Knuckles Mountain Range Muragala Estate, Kaludureya Div, Rangala, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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Charith wrote a review Aug. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka9 contributions
We stayed one night with By Foot Adventures. From the moment I sent the first inquiry through their website, Katharina was in communication with me through email and answered all of our questions. Our day began at 8:30am when we met Hari and Nuwan at their carpark to begin a hike. We were guided by Nuwan who took us through footpaths, abandoned tea estate roads, villages, and public roads on our descent to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way he continuously engaged us in conversation and educated us on the behaviour of various species of birds, mammals and plants, how the tea estates in the area came to be established, and the problems faced in the modern times. The trek took about 2hrs and we were treated to a remote, private and stunning waterfall with a pool. After a swim we ate the brunch that Nuwan had carried and setup for us and headed back to the meeting point. At the hotel we met Katharina, Hari and Schnitzel. Hari, Katharina and Nuwan are trained and experienced wildlife guides whose knowledge on the surroundings and the animals are amazing. Our room was very spacious and clean. It was so relaxing to sleep in because all you could hear in the morning was the chirping of birds. Our meals were scrumptious, served in healthy portions, topped off with fancy homemade desserts. In the evening we took a 5 minute walk to the top of the mountain above the hotel and sat on top of a rock to watch the sun paint the mountains and the sky in a glowing red as it set. The view from their scenic lookout point is breathtaking, and enjoying the heat of the evening campfire while listening to their stories is one of the best parts about this place. We really felt like they looked into all of our needs and went to great lengths to ensure we fell in love with the Knuckles. Without a doubt, we will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Katharina Raaben, Marketing at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Responded Sep. 3, 2020
Thank you so much Charith! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we are already looking forward to welcome you again in our beautiful Mountain Range.
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Nenad B wrote a review May 2020
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There is no words to describe what amazing day we had here! Trekking was perfect! Katharina found some amazing animal traces and some really really tiny creatures to show and explain us. Lunch was perfect combination of local flavors adjusted for foreigns. And the staff really did their best to prepare everything fof us, while trekking. And camp... Speechless. Perfect combination of nature and cosiness. Made with a lot of taste, details and love. Can't wait to come again and spend few days and nights at this truly unique place!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Katharina_BFA, Manager at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Responded Jun. 18, 2020
It was a pleasure to have you! Especially in these days there is nothing better than a bit of fresh mountain air and some time spent on the heart of nature! Thanks for the lovely review and hope to see you soon again.
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Peter H wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Touring Sri Lanka during the Covid crisis our planed trek was cancelled. Our agents re booked with Katharina, and thank goodness for that good fortune. Katherina is so knowledgeable and respectful about her adopted Sri Lankan home. She is such good company with so many interesting insights into the nature, bird and plant life and funny stories about life in the mountains. We made our way to a secluded waterfall area and the heavy pack Katherina had carried revealed a Fab birthday breakfast feast, with an actual homemade cake and candle. We noted every platter, drink cup and cutlery was all eco friendly and fully reusable. but luckily we ate most of the food to lighten her load. Thank you katherina for a magical day, we didn't see your lodge but the photos you shared and the location we walked in will mean it's bound to be an amazing stay. Perhaps next time we'll have more time to spend with you.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Katharina_BFA, Manager at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Responded Mar. 24, 2020
You have been our last guests before the lock down and the walk couldn't been nicer. Thank you so much for joining us in the mountains also in these difficult days. Reading your review let's us know that we do the right and we are so grateful for the things you say and more than happy that you enjoyed it soooo much. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe and take care. If you come back to Sri Lanka one day we would be glad if we can host you again. All the best for you family and friends.
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UdiWickz wrote a review Mar. 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka28 contributions11 helpful votes
If you are looking for a homely mountain lodge with amazing views, great hospitality, delicious food, that is run by professional rangers, then look no further. By Foot Adventures is all of this and more. The lodge feels like something off a movie, with comfortable accommodation that has electricity, hot water and washroom facilities. There is a nice dining area in the lodge but during the evenings you dine under the stars on a viewpoint. By Foot Adventures are heavily into conservation and have planted most of the trees you see at the lodge today. Not to mention they have a zero single use plastics policy. They also support rural communities by hiring locals as staff, sourcing groceries from the locality, supporting schools in need and educating locals about the wilderness in the knuckles range. What truly makes the experience come to life is the driving force behind By Foot Adventures which is Pila, Haritha, Katharina and of course the sweet Schnitzel. You are in great hands during your stay. Pila, Haritha or Katharina will accompany you on your treks to the knuckles range passing through waterfalls, cloud forests, bamboo forests, rivers and scenic plains. All three of them are well versed in their flora and fauna being qualified rangers. By Food Adventures is highly recommended. Please experience it if you have not already.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Always go for the cabins. They super cozy and nice.
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Response from Katharina_BFA, Manager at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
What a feeback. Many many thanks for these nice words. The overall experience and satisfaction of our guests is very important to us. Thanks for sharing your experiences and hopefully we'll see you again soon in the Mountains.
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Jonas Lion wrote a review Mar. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium9 contributions
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Katharina and her friendly, hospitable staff far exceeded our expectations. Not only did she take us on a breathtaking hike (medium difficulty) in the hills where we had a lovely picknick and swim next to impressive waterfalls, the cabin was extremely comfortable, quiet and beautiful, surrounded by jungle. All for a reasonable price. I definitely recommend staying here if you want to have a quality hike, so you can leave early directly from the cabin and beat the heat (as opposed to driving up the long way from Kandy). We were treated as best friends, maybe it even was our highlight of our month in Sri Lanka! 10/10 would recommend :)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Katharina_BFA, Manager at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Thank you very much! We feel honored and it was a pleasure to have you in our mountain lodge. We enjoyed the hike as much as you did! Have a good trip and see you soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Jodu Ella Waterfall (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at By Foot Adventures Sri Lanka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.