Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya
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Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
Ticket Price: 50 LKR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya
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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Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Reviews
Get very great experience of grassy lands and forest. the 3 hour long walk will give you mini edge of the world, edge of the world and very eye catching water falls. one will get good experience of natural habitat along with some wild animals. try to start your trek from left side of junction as this will help you in getting more descents. no plastic of flammable material is allowed except for water bottles. entrance fee is more than what is for locals and around 2500-3000 sirilankan rupee. try to start your trek in early morning.
World's End and the mini World's End are amazing sights to visit here. But do take note that it is a long and a very difficult grade walk to those sights. Only worth visiting on a clear day and very early in the day, otherwise the clouds will rise and block the amazing views. Best to be there before 7am.
This site is totally worth it. For me it is not only the world's end view in the middle of the trek, but the whole trek up till, enjoying the incredible scenery and landscape, birds etc. Very nice. I would recommend once you reach little worlds end continue up the hill, enjoy view and continue into the jungle. You will reach the main path soon. Very nice unique forest landscape this whole trek.
Attractive place to visit , drive is little difficult but it's adventures, advice to start the journey in the morning because time flies like nothing. Thanks to wildlife conservation dept. to maintain our natural beauty.
The Horton Plains comes to a sudden end at World’s End, a stunning escarpment that plunges 880m. The walk here is 4km, but the trail then loops back to Baker’s Falls (2km) and continues back to the entrance (another 3.5km). The 9.5km round trip takes a leisurely three hours. Unless you get there early, the view from World’s End is often obscured by mist, particularly during the rainy season from April to September.