This one of Sri Lanka's favourite travel destinations. Being situated at a height of over 3000ft above sea level, the primary attraction of Knuckles is its picturesque setting of lofty mountains, deep gorges, beautiful valleys and spellbinding waterfalls. However most importantly it is famed for being a bio diversity hotspot, consisting of a range of five peaks known as the Knuckles Massif or the Knuckles Conservation Forest; an UNESCO designated World Heritage site. The forest reserves of knuckles with its evergreen, montane and cloud forest is home to many species of endemic fauna and flora. This includes rare ferns, moss, orchids and lichens amongst a 1033 recorded species of flora, 128 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians, 15 species of fish, 60 species of butterflies and 53 species of reptiles. The Knuckles Massif is ideal for wildlife and bird watching expeditions and certainly for trekking, hiking, camping and stunning photography.