Haritha Kanda (හරිත කන්ද) is a beautiful mountain situated Boagawanthalawa Sri Lanka which is very famous destination among hikers. There are so many one day hikes being organised for this location & some hikers call this place “Mini New Zealand”.
Haritha kanda is a great place for a beginner to start hiking and have first experience of camping.
Summarized hiking guide as follows,
- Route – Colombo > Avissawella > Kithulgala >Ginigathhena > Bogawanthalawa > bogawana estate
Once you arrived to Bagowanthalawa, Just check with a threewheel driver. They know the exact location where hike starts. They even guide if you asked to.
- Transport – Bike, Threeweel, Public transport
- Weather – Windy and misty
Mornings are very cold and make sure you carry cloths for cold weather.
- Water – Water sources available around but always recommend to bring drinking water or filter.
Hike is about 45mins long and there is a clear path. You can ask directions from locals.below are some of the photos taken along the way to camping site.
On the way to the camping point
View of Bogawanthalawa town
After the hike you will arrive to the location with breathtaking mountain view. literally this place is looks like New Zealand.
Jaw dropping side view of Haritha Kanda
Haritha kanda has three camping locations and you may find the location in google maps.
Location 01 – https://goo.gl/maps/DRCfno8b15h2xfpA8
Location 02 – https://goo.gl/maps/5uZWsGuRAQCvu7tE9
Location 03 – https://goo.gl/maps/Ly47B8zHT3V6P8mP8
If you need camping tents for this hike to collect from Colombo just speak to Dilshan 0778290043. Visit https://campinglanka.com/shop
If you need someone to guide and handle the whole trip speak to Kavinda via 072 379 0272
Find some more photos of Haritha Kanda below,