Mini World’s End (Pitawala Pathana)

Mini World’s End (Pitawala Pathana)

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Mini World’s End (Pitawala Pathana)

Pitawala Pathana also known as the Mini World’s End is situated in the Knuckles mountain range. It is a grass plain that spreads for over 10 hectares. It is covered with just a thin layer of the soil layer and the grass is about 10 cm. There is a huge diversity of fauna and flora as well as many animal species can be found. The trees and bushes are isolated and scattered.

About the destination

Pitawala Pathana has a very rare type of grassland and has a very particular ecological condition that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This fact was confirmed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

It has a very thrilling glimpse of the depth which is similar to the world’s endpoint at Horton Plains. This place has two endemic species one is a frog known as Dumbara Galpara Mediya and the other is Patan Ala, a type of grass.

Things to do in the destination

If you are interested you could examine the ecology of Pitawala Pathana as it is worth it. You can discover the ecology which consists of amphibians, small mammals, lizards, tree frogs, and a few endemic plants with the help of an ecology expert.

How to reach the destination

From Colombo

Take the McCallum road then go on the Colombo-Katunayake expressway and exit from the Ja-Ela exit. Turn right onto Chilaw – Colombo Main Road and turn right onto Kurunegala Road. Turn right to Kathiresan Kovil Road and turn right onto Kandy Road.Turn right onto Elahera-Hettipola Raod and turn left onto Matale – Illukkumbura Road

From Matale

Go on Kandy Road and turn left onto Matale – Illukkumbura Road to reach your destination.


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