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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  • We visited Horton Plains and did the Worlds End-Bakers Fall loop in around 3 hours. In parts this walk was quite strenuous but we thoroughly enjoyed it.  more »
  • This National Park has outstanding views and involves 9km + of varying quality trails. These range from level going well maintained to scrambling up steep grades. Some are near unprotected steep drops...  more »
  • This was a morning well spent! Make sure you get to the ticket booth by 630am so you can go to the lookout by 9am otherwise it will be cloudy. We got there early and the view was amazing. Our accommod...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place. Was the first one in the park and went to the left to see the end of the world's first instead of the waterfall. Everyone else seems to go to the waterfall first but then you risk the chance of having the clouds role in. We got 15 minutes of peace and quiet to ourselves at world's end ... Breathtaking
  • A National Park in a Plateau which is rich in bio-diversity with a large number of endemic species in the region. Your will be walking across spectacular landscapes. With Permission, you can camp here. Must visit place for nature lovers, campers, explorers as well as landscape photographers. Walking becomes a bit difficult during heavy rains, so if possible, best avoid the rainy season.
  • Amazing place. The trek is a fantastic experience and not too hectic. Start anti clockwise to get the best view and make sure to carry some water and biscuits as there's nothing available nearby.
  • A good place for visit with families when on a journey. Nice place . No polythene place . You must not bring any polythene products to this place . If brought , you have to keep them outside , at the entrance . Taking food items into the park - All the food items should be wrapped with papers not with polythenes. Beverages should be brought in glass or metal bottles . No plastic bottles . Ticketing - Everyone who enter the park should buy a ticket . Local and foreigners both.
  • Beautiful environment. Don't miss world end. Treks are easy in place and hard in others. Wear good shoes. Don't miss out on the sunrise.

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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