Cobert’s Gap View Point in Knuckles Mountain Range

Cobert’s Gap is an attractive and famous viewpoint in the Knuckles Mountain Range. Local people in Sri Lanka called this place “Attalawettuwa.” You can find this place once you travel to Meemure, a traditional village. The place received this name to honor a British surveyor named “Cobert.” He mapped the surrounding mountain area in the late 19th century.

 

More Facts About Cobert’s Gap

How to reach

Coberts Gap is located in the Kandy District of Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Udadumbara Divisional Secretariat Area. There are two routes available to get to this place.

The first route is via Hunnasgiriya town. The distance between Cobert’s Gap and Kandy via Hunnasgiriya is about 60 km. The road conditions are suitable for any vehicle. The second route is via Rangala and Thangappuwa. However, the distance from this route will be only 47 kilometers. However, the condition of the route is poor after you pass Thangappuwa village. Those two routes are very attractive and beautiful.

This is a three-way junction. Both Hunnasgiriya and Thangappuwa routes join together, and the other route will take you into Meemure Village. The elevation of the location is about 1250 meters above sea level.

 

What can you observe in the Cobert’s Gap?

The location is the highest elevation point before arriving at Meemure Village. Therefore, you can observe some prominent peaks in the Knuckles Massif. Those peaks are.

  • Dumbanagala
  • Meemure Lakegala
  • Wamarapugala
  • Spinix 2 (Kinihiragala 2)
  • Spinix 1 (Kinihiragala 1)
  • Knuckles Five Peaks
  • Alugal Kanda
  • Kalupahana 2
  • Aliyawatunu Ela
  • Kobonelagala
  • Dothalugala

 

Other travel destinations

From here, you can reach some unknown and known travel destinations in the Knuckles Mountain Range.

 

Final Words

Cobert’s Gap is a nice place to stay for a few minutes and enjoy the nature. Beautiful photos of the Knuckles Mountain Range can be taken. The blowing wind is always very heavy. This is the last place that you receive mobile signals before Meemure Village. The road between Thangappuwa and Cobert’s Gap is ideal for people who love trekking.

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