Heeloya is a rural, remote agricultural village in the Kandy district with a unique attraction of
understanding how justice was meted out in the good old days. The proceedings of hearing a
case by the village-headman and the location are still intact.
The main livelihood of the village community is paddy cultivation, home gardening, livestock
and spices. Villagers engage in toddy tapping, handicrafts, bee-keeping, traditional dances etc.,
as supplementary income sources.
A very traditional village, it is unique in that it identifies itself with practicing even to this day
some of the local customs in daily life. Tourists are encouraged to work and become part of the
village life by engaging in plucking fruits and vegetables for a meal to be prepared according to
the local taste. They would also get an opportunity to watch some of the other aspects of this
village being the Heeloya waterfall, local species and herbs.
Visitors to Heeloya can get a feel of the life in a typical village in addition to trekking and sightseeing
and a culinary experience in true Sri Lankan style!. We offer these tours as half day or
full day excursions.
Arrival time will be 7.30 A.M at the trail head near Heeloya Village
Brief description of the route and the trekking
Starting the trekking at 8.00 A.M
Exploring the Sri Lankan Village lifestyle with activities.
Trekking will be ending up from the base of the Knuckles range by 1.30 p.m.