Horton Plains

Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is a World Heritage Site perched on the southern edge of the Central highlands, midway between Nuwara Eliya & Haputale consists of montane forests, where the land rises to 2,500 meters above sea-level. The tourists approaching Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya find an entrance point at Pattipola while those approaching from Haputale find an entrance point at Ohiya. Three kilometers drive from either entrance leads to the newly built visitor’s center.

Horton Plains is home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western-purple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard. The region is considered a super biodiversity hotspot. In the Southern edge of the plains locates world famous world’s end.  There is over 900m escarpment in here and the surroundings are truly amazing. 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 plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country s wet and montane zones.

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