Horton Plains National Park

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Horton Plains National Park

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

  • 73.88% 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

  • Just had a great camping experience again. The public service employees here from Wild Life Conservation are under appreciated. I had the most courteous, most professional service I've ever seen in the Public Sector. Kudos to those men and women who work without a so much of a Thank You to protect this precious place. The 5 stars is for them.

  • A brilliant park, far less packed than the nearby wildlife safari parks but offers a great safari opportunity. We could stop and take photos without thinking of the cars behind, and I felt we got closer to the animals. Bundala National Park was beautiful with lots of animals to see and the jeep comfortable. Great bird viewing, several dozen species. Lots of peacocks, including a male dancing ritual. Elephants, Crocodiles, Wild boars, Mongoose, Deer, Monkeys, Rabbits, Tortoise and many more. You need a knowledgeable guide, a pair of binoculars and a camera, then just enjoy a couple of hours seeing the wonders of nature.

  • It is plain park with natural surroundings. The breeze is so pure, without any pollution. Though it is around 9 KM, when you walk along with the loved ones it is incomparable pleasure. We can see a falls, World's End ( a deep valley), and beautiful surroundings.

  • Stunning views. I can imagine it to be even more amazing on a clear day. A very easy 3 hour walk. I would recommend going in the direction of Mini World's End then finishing off with the waterfall. Bring a rain coat and dress warmly as it gets quite windy here. Wear layers you can peel off as it get warmer and put back on if it gets cooler.

  • The amazing landscape at the mountains are just breathtaking... go for a trek at this place which is a long 8km trek through forest, mountains, river and waterfalls... The world's end and the tropical path through forests are enjoyable... come outside and the view all around is picturesque...

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