Hunnasgiriya - at the Kandy-Mahiyangana mountain road
There are to roads from Kandy to Mahiyangana and Batticaloa. The faster one (B492) runs along the southern banks of Victoria Reservoir and Randenigala Reservoir and then crosses the Randenigala dam and the paddy area of Minipe (B474). The shorter one (A26) is the mountain road, which is famous for its serpentine road leaving the highlands to the Bintenna Plains near Mahiyangana. It has scenic views to the Mahaweli Valley and the Knuckles Range. Hunnasgiriya is the village at the highest point of this mountain road. Hunnasgiriya Peak and a new Buddha statue are located close to the village. In Hunnasgiriya, a 29 km long cul de sac branches off to Meemure, which is the best starting point for trekking tours in the Knuckles Range. This even more scenic road runs along Deanston (Mini World’s End) and Corbet’s Gap, which is one of the most spectacular vantage points of the island. Known as Attala-Wettuwa in Sinhala, the British named this mountain pass by after a British surveyor who had mapped this area.