Sri Lanka Travel Tips

Horton Plains National Park

The Horton Plains National Park, which is located at an elevation of more than 2000 meters, is one of Sri Lanka’s natural attractions that is worthwhile visiting because it offers the chance to see rare animals and extraordinary vegetation. Grassland and an evergreen montane forest with a tropical misty atmosphere can be found among the plateau’s vegetation. The local average temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius, but due to the unpredictable weather, it can range from 5 to 27 degrees Celsius. The 700-meter vertical drop known as “World’s End” is present in the Horton Plains and can be found 4 kilometers into the hiking trail. On a clear day, you may even be able to see the sea from this location, which offers a breathtaking view of the island’s southern region. Unfortunately, many in-love couples have already committed suicide by jumping off a cliff because their families didn’t approve of their union. The trail takes you to the “Baker’s Falls,” which are named in honor of the British hunter and explorer Sir Samuel Baker who brought European agriculture to Nuwara Eliya, not far from “World’s End.”.

Secret Information.

The best time to arrive is before dawn, between six and seven in the morning, if you want to see some rare animals.
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Sambar deer, a plethora of colorful birds, monkeys, and occasionally leopards will all be present. Even the vulnerable slender loris lives there.

Entry fees for Horton Plains National Park.
$30.

Note: Tickets cost $20 for larger groups of 8–10 people.

How to travel there.
Take the train (Colombo – Badulla) from Colombo Fort Railway Station (Pettah) and get off at Nanuoya Train Station. To get to Nuwara Eliya town from there, take a bus. Locate a nice place to stay the night, then rise early to ride a three-wheeler to the Horton Plains (costing 2500 rupees). In Nuwara Eliya, you can pay a little bit more to rent a van with a driver.

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