Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya

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In the cloud-covered heights of the Horton Plains National Park, Horton Plains National Park offers one of the most dramatic vantage points in Sri Lanka. From a sheer cliff drop of some 1,200 m (4,000 ft), the view encompasses almost the entire park. Hike the moderate 4 km (2.4 mi) trail from the entrance to the park's highest point, looping round Baker's Falls for the full 9.5 km (5.9 mi) experience. For the best views, plan your trip for early morning, when clouds are least likely to spoil the vista. Take plenty of water and snacks, and dress in layers against the chilly high-elevation conditions. For Horton Plains National Park and beyond, use our Nuwara Eliya trip planner to get the most from your Nuwara Eliya vacation.
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  • A visit to the Horton Plains should be a must for Tourists to enjoy the fresh air and nature at its best. Walking, hiking, looking at the flora and fauna is pure pleasure. Only those who are fit as th...  more »
  • Hiking in Horton Plains is fun and enjoyable. Photographers will also find this place an excellent place to take photos of various landscapes and animals. The terrain changes significantly from open h...  more »
  • If you love nature and some kind of walking, hiking this is ideal. Not suitable for elders who can't walk few Kms. So for hiking lovers this is a good one. It's just some walking. Not hiking. But need...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hiking in Horton Plains is fun and enjoyable. Photographers will also find this place an excellent place to take photos of various landscapes and animals. The terrain changes significantly from open hills to rocky paths, mossy forests and water falls. The weather can also change at any time from sunny and warm to foggy and cool. The length of the trail is 8 Km which can be hiked in 3 hours, but can take much more than that if stops are to be taken.
  • A lovely scenic view around, exiceted getting into Horton plains and walk for world's ens which is around 3km and great world's end is another 3km of walk, and after another long walk you will see a beautiful waterfalls call bakers falls. Prepare for a long walk and go early morning before the mist fill the scene. Entrance ticket for foreign is too high comparing to the locals. Tourism department should consider and give a reasonable rates. To walk into Horton plains you enjoy every steps.
  • Fantastic place! Amazing views, the path was not difficult for a usual tourist. The views from World's End is picturesque! We saw deer near the entrance to the park. Inside we also saw a monkey, birds, a chipmunk.
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