Most Sri Lanka travellers who like hiking of course know Big World’s End and Mini World’s End. Both of them are spectacular escarpments at Horton Plains in the south of the central highlands. But there are more escarpments called „World’s End“ on the island. The most noteworthy of them is Mini World’s End in the Knuckles Range in the northeastern part of the highlands, which is locally better known by ist traditional Sinhala name Dumbara Kanduvetiya, which translates to „misty range“. It's near the hamlet of Deanston, located at the Dotalugala Mountain not far from Hunnasgiriya. Deanston is home of the Knuckles Conservation Centre, which is the starting point of a short and easy hiking trail to Mini World’s End. Despite ot’s nickname „mini“, the vantage point is quite spectacular, with a 270 degree panoramic view. The best time to visit it is the late afternoon. Mini World’s End is rarely visited by foreign tourists and still not crowded, although the entire region between Hunnasgiriya and Meemure is one of the most scenic parts of Sri Lanka.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka