Hanthana Mountain Range

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Hanthana conservation forest
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Map showing the location of Hanthana conservation forest
Map showing the location of Hanthana conservation forest
Location of the conservation forest
LocationCentral Province, Sri Lanka
Nearest cityKandy
Coordinates7°15′31″N 80°37′43″E / 7.25861°N 80.62861°E / 7.25861; 80.62861Coordinates: 7°15′31″N 80°37′43″E / 7.25861°N 80.62861°E / 7.25861; 80.62861
Governing bodyDepartment of Forest Conservation

The Hanthana Mountain Range lies in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act.[1] The maximum height of the range is 3800 ft. The mountain range consists of seven peaks. The highest one being the Uura Kanda.[2] The range is a favourite destination among the mountain hikers in Sri Lanka. University of Peradeniya is situated adjacent to the Hanthana mountain range.[3]



  1. ^ http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/03/news50.asp%7Caccessdate=04-02-2011
  2. ^ tops.lk. "Heavenly High at Hanthana - Top Spots - Featured News - Tops Sri Lanka - Tops.lk".
  3. ^ "Doing their bit to heal the earth".

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