Horton Plains National Park

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  • Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112426900
  • Ticket Price: 50 LKR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature

Horton Plains National Park - Review

With attractions such as World’s End and Baker’s Falls, Horton National Park is one of the most popular National Park in Sri Lanka and is regarded as a Must-see. The park is home to a variety of Flora and Fauna making it an interesting place for the Wild life and Nature enthusiasts alike. Best time to visit is early in the morning (6 AM to 10 AM) as it will let you have a clear view of the surroundings, mountains and valleys. It starts to get a little foggy around Noon, and you might not be able to get a clear view of the surroundings. Best time to visit is from January to March.

World’s end is situated at the Southern end of the Park, and is a cliff with a 880 m drop. A drop so steep, you will feel that you are standing at the World’s end and a step further could give you vertigo.

Baker’s Falls is situated on a tributary of Belihul Oya in Horton Plains National Park. Named after a famous explorer Sir Samuel Baker, one can see beautiful flower bushes around it adding to the beauty of the whole place.

Horton Plains National Park Information

  • Carry a good pair of sports shoes due to the terrain. Wear a good quality of SPF, and cover yourself well.
  • Don’t forget to carry water and food along, as plastic water bottles aren’t allowed inside the Park, and after a long hike, you would definitely need something to recharge.

Horton Plains National Park Ticket Prices

  • Adult/Child LKR 1895/1011, Service charge per group LKR 1011 tax VAT 12%

How To reach Horton Plains National Park by Public Transport

  • Hire a cab to get to this National Park.

Restaurants Near Horton Plains National Park

  • Ambewala Farm Fresh Restaurant
  • Fine Village
  • Hirikatuoya Restaurant
  • River Garden

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TripHobo Highlights for Horton Plains National Park

  • Horton Plains National Park Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains National Park Contact Number: +94-112426900
  • Horton Plains National Park Timing: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Horton Plains National Park Price: 50 LKR
  • Best time to visit Horton Plains National Park(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Horton Plains National Park: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Horton Plains National Park

  • 95% of people who visit Nuwara Eliya include Horton Plains National Park in their plan

  • 73.81% of people start their Horton Plains National Park visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Horton Plains National Park

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Horton Plains National Park

People normally club together Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Hakgala Botanic Gardens while planning their visit to Horton Plains National Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Horton Plains National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Reviews

  • Amazing place of mother nature. This is most suitable place for nature lover. You can see Chimney Fall's, Baker Fall's, World's End & Mini World's End. Hiking distance around 7-8km. Morning time is good time to visit and evening bit difficult with the less sun shine. Better to bring raincoat to protect from instant rain. Finally I would like to make humble request from every one who plan to visit in future "Please don't make this place dirty throwing your garbage".

  • World's end is situated inside the Horton plains. Once you visit Horton plains you can visit Baker's falls, Chimney falls, Mini World's End and World's End. World's End is a place at a high altitude where you can see the bottom and feel like there's no world beyond that point. On misty days it will be a bit difficult to enjoy a nice view from this point , but on a fine day you'd be able to see very far and breath taking views. This attraction is for the people who are willing to hike. If you do not enjoy walking much, Horton plains might not be the place for you

  • This trek is not for the faint hearted. It is a exhausting and a very very long walk. I count about 12 - 14km with inclines and rocky pathway's that makes you push yourself to the next limit. It would be best to avoid taking kids along cause the trek can be very tedious for small feet. Take lots of water and travel light. It's not cold so even shorts would do, wear a good pair of shoes cause it does get muddy and slippery (don't expect to come out looking all clean). You are Not allowed to take plastic inside and you will be checked and stripped of all plastic upon entering the park (a very good initiative headed by the environmental unit to keep the place clean). Personally I would recommend taking the left turn at the junction which would take you to the "Mini world's end" first. And I would say that mini world's end is far more beautiful and peaceful when compared with "World's end". Way less of a crowd and plenty of space to get a decent picture or two with the added bonus of it being pretty close to the bathrooms. ** Definitely start the journey as early as possible that way you could catch a glimpse of the sun. Also you avoid the mass crowds. It gets pretty dark on gloomy days. ** Make a stop at the museum before hand so you get a bit of information about what to look out for in terms of nature and significant stops. ** Travel light, carry lots of water, and if possible try not to take your babies and toddlers along. ** Do not steer away from your original path cause it's pretty easy to get lost. ** No cellphone reception All in all its an amazing place and I would definitely go back for the view.

  • Wonderful amazing natural park in Sri Lanka. Once you enter to the national park you can go by your vehicle up to some extent. But even in this area you can see wild animals. If you are planning to go on a walk in the National Park they will not allow you to bring any polythene or plastics. Also cigarettes and lighters are strictly prohibited. So it's best if you bring some apples oranges. Once you enter to the walking section there is a point you have to decide weather to go on right or left side. But start your walk from the right side because it's very easy to complete the cycle without being too tired.

  • Not for the unfit or the elderly. Its a 8-9km hike that leads you through the entire Horton Plains. You get to see the "Little World's End" "The World's End" and "Bakers Falls" ans so many other beautiful areas. Most of the time..there was mist and drizzling while we hiked. Also better not carry plastic cups and wrappers. They strictly discard them. But they give paper bags instead. All in all a very scenic and beautiful Hike. But it was exhausting

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