Tucked away in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, Hortons Plains is a national park that is worth exploring! Read on to know more, before you go!
Where is it?
Horton plains are situated deep in the highlands without many accommodation options in the immediate vicinity. Many who visit, make Nuwara Eliya their base for the sake of proximity and convenience. Villas in Nuwara Eliya such as the Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya are a great choice for those who want to explore the Plains.
How Long is the Trek?
The main trek follows a circular path and is approximately 9 KM long! The trail is remarkable in that it showcases the diversity of the ecosystems, flora, and fauna on offer in the central highlands of the country. From open and expansive grasslands, to cloud forest trekkers are in for a treat at Horton Plains.
What Can I See?
From stunning views at World’s End and the lovely and unexpected cascades of Bakers’ Falls, there’s so much to see on this trek! World’s End has an apt name and is found on the southern edge of the Plains. The precipice is around 900 meters and offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
Is there a lot of Wildlife?
The short answer is yes! With plenty of critters and birds calling the plains their home, there’s plenty of wildlife one can encounter in this national park. The friendliest is the Sambar Deer which is known to greet visitors in the hopes of being fed some bananas!