The only way to get to Meemure is via 'Hunnasgiriya', a small town 50 kilometers away from Kandy. The distance from Hunnasgiriya to Meemure is 33 kilometers. The winding road pierces through some breathtaking views along the way. Until 2004, pack-bulls were the sole mode of transportation in Meemure. A herd of cattle brought goods and equipment to the village. In the decade starting 2010, Meemure attracted locals and foreigners alike. The roads got developed and now, a 28-seater coaster or any vehicle smaller than that can drive along the carpeted road.
This road can be divided into three parts to make it easier to understand.
- 17 kilometers from Hunnasgiriya to the Corbet’s Gap.
- 5.3 kilometers from Corbet’s Gap to Meemure Nature Camp.
- 6.4 kilometers from Meemure Nature Camp to Meemure Village.
The first part of the road is situated 1000 meters above sea level. Monuments of the colonial tea industry and the estate Tamil cultural environment can be found along the way. A panoramic view of Mahiyanganaya along with Hasalaka, Kandy, and Victoria areas is clearly visible.
You will come across a lovely location in this journey - the Knuckles South Range Office. This office holds a wealth of important historical information. Mini World’s End, which has an 800m slope, can be seen 1250 meters away from this office.
You will then arrive at Corbet’s Gap, passing through well-grown pine estates and graceful waterfalls. Lakegala and Meemure zones are accessible from the east slope of Corbet’s Gap. The misty tea estates of Deenston can be seen from the south slope.
The 14-kilometer-long road to Meemure begins now. Within a 4 kilometers radius, there is a 1000 meters slope with a 10:6 dip.
You will also come across a preservation area that was previously used for cardamom cultivation. Because our path follows a Knuckles slope, we frequently encounter small waterfalls. However, the most amazing experience is that we can visit two different climate zones in ten minutes. Next, until you reach Meemure, you will come across paddy fields grown using the white water–lily system. Our campsite (“Karambaketiya” camp) is located 4 kilometers before the Meemure village.