Distance from Kandy – 20.7 km (45 minutes)
Pettigala, also known as Pethiyagala, is a hiking area situated in Teldeniya in the Kandy district. It is a moderately tall mountain standing at 760 m, with an altitude variation of 200 m, in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The Hike to Pettigala is one that is worth the challenge with the mountain range being easily accessible by bus. The path to Pettigala goes through a forest area with many rocky outcrops, opening up to amazing panoramic views of the surrounding areas. It is quite a challenging hike and should be attempted only by the experienced.
Getting to Pettigala
From Kandy travel along the Sirimalwatta – Yakgahapitiya – Menikhinna Road passing Pilawala up to Menikhinna. Then turn to Teldeniya Road passing Digana up to Teldeniya to reach Pettigala.