Narangala mountain lies in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka, and this is the second-highest mountain in Uva Province. The height of the Narangala mountain is 1,527 m (5,010 ft).

BY Palitha Weerawansa
PUBLISHED ON March 3, 2021 | LAST MODIFIED ON May 27, 2021

The magnificent Narangala mountain is called after the Golden Grass Mountain. One of the most distinctive features of Narangala is its sharply rectangular peak, which is visually appealing even from a distance and requires a tough trek to get to experience one of the greatest vistas on the entire tropical island.

How to get to Narangala

You may go to Bandarawela from Colombo by taking the Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Highway, the Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway, and the Bandarawela – Badulla Road to Alugolla Road and driving to your destination.

Take Keppetipola Road from Badulla to Bandarawela Road. At Higher Studies, take the first right into Keppetipola Road.

Once you enter Bandarawela and heading towards Hali-Ela and reach Keenakele via Kandegedara, you could find Thangamalei Estate, and you have to start to climb via the tea estate.

Hikers should park their cars at the estate's Hindu Temple. If you don't have a guide, several locals may gladly point you in the right direction. You'll have to trek through the tea plantation on little footpaths until you reach a big pipeline that delivers water to the plantation. The pipe will then be followed until it reaches a road that passes through the estate. There will be many beautiful vistas of hillsides covered in the bright green of tea plants to capture. After a time of following the estate road, you will arrive at the starting place for the trek up the mountain.

The first part of the ascent will take you through a forest of turpentine trees. The leaf fall from these trees is extremely slippery, which, combined with the slope of the ground, makes footing quite dangerous. The trek through the brilliant gold grasses of Narangala's slopes, on the other hand, is lovely.

compensating for the difficulties of reaching them There may be animal and their traces to be noticed; thus, proceed with caution. Before reaching the top, you will ascend four of Narangala's lesser peaks, all of which have spectacular views.

Location Map to Narangala

The view that unfolds before you will wow you. You'll be able to see between the valleys of the rivers Uma Oya, Badulu Oya, and Loggal Oya, as well as obtain an eagle's eye perspective of the Mahaweli flood plains that run all the way up to Trincomalee. The distant Kehelpathdoruwa and Yahanagala mountains are visible, as are the Madulsima Range, Poonagala Range, Nayabedda Range, Haputale Gap, Idalgasinna Gap, Randenigala slopes, and undulating green of Horton Plains. The Namunakula Range of mountains is considerably closer, and there are many additional locations to observe and name. These stunning panoramas radiate from the peak in a vivid view that can only be seen in art.

The top itself provides a flat area where you may relax and refuel before beginning your descent. However, be certain that you do not litter. The full climb will take between six and eight hours, depending on your experience and pace.

Learn before you go Narangala

It is preferable to wear warm clothes and hiking boots and bring some water bottles, energy drinks if desired, and insect repellent in unforeseen situations.