Horton Plains National Park, Ohiya

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Hike across Horton Plains National Park, a protected forest and grassland plateau rich in biodiversity. With two of the highest peaks in the country, a famous sheer cliff with a drop of some 1,200 m (4,000 ft), and a notable waterfall, the park offers plenty of focal points for adventures great and small. Discover extensive grasslands and cloud forests, as well as the wealth of natural inhabitants supported here: sambar deer, grizzled giant squirrels, Horton Plains slender loris, dull-blue flycatchers, Sri Lanka white-eyes, and much more. Put Horton Plains National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ohiya trip planner .
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  • The World's End/Baker Falls loop was my favourite hike of Sri Lanka. Yes, it is a lot of money, but in this national park the people really care about nature and conservation: for example, you can't t...  more »
  • A must place to visit for Tourists. Vast areas of lush green grass, Sambur deer and running water, and formations of mist clouds. A lot of walking, so good comfortable shoes essential. Light warm clot...  more »
  • Amazing Place, Must Visit place if you travel in Sri Lanka. Famous sheer cliff, World's End "Lokanthaya" situated inside Horton Plains National Park. There are two World's End points. Mini World's End...  more »
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  • World's end is situated inside the Horton plains. Once you visit Horton plains you can visit Baker's falls, Chimney falls, Mini World's End and World's End. World's End is a place at a high altitude where you can see the bottom and feel like there's no world beyond that point. On misty days it will be a bit difficult to enjoy a nice view from this point , but on a fine day you'd be able to see very far and breath taking views. This attraction is for the people who are willing to hike. If you do not enjoy walking much, Horton plains might not be the place for you
  • This trek is not for the faint hearted. It is a exhausting and a very very long walk. I count about 12 - 14km with inclines and rocky pathway's that makes you push yourself to the next limit. It would be best to avoid taking kids along cause the trek can be very tedious for small feet. Take lots of water and travel light. It's not cold so even shorts would do, wear a good pair of shoes cause it does get muddy and slippery (don't expect to come out looking all clean). You are Not allowed to take plastic inside and you will be checked and stripped of all plastic upon entering the park (a very good initiative headed by the environmental unit to keep the place clean). Personally I would recommend taking the left turn at the junction which would take you to the "Mini world's end" first. And I would say that mini world's end is far more beautiful and peaceful when compared with "World's end". Way less of a crowd and plenty of space to get a decent picture or two with the added bonus of it being pretty close to the bathrooms. ** Definitely start the journey as early as possible that way you could catch a glimpse of the sun. Also you avoid the mass crowds. It gets pretty dark on gloomy days. ** Make a stop at the museum before hand so you get a bit of information about what to look out for in terms of nature and significant stops. ** Travel light, carry lots of water, and if possible try not to take your babies and toddlers along. ** Do not steer away from your original path cause it's pretty easy to get lost. ** No cellphone reception All in all its an amazing place and I would definitely go back for the view.
  • Wonderful amazing natural park in Sri Lanka. Once you enter to the national park you can go by your vehicle up to some extent. But even in this area you can see wild animals. If you are planning to go on a walk in the National Park they will not allow you to bring any polythene or plastics. Also cigarettes and lighters are strictly prohibited. So it's best if you bring some apples oranges. Once you enter to the walking section there is a point you have to decide weather to go on right or left side. But start your walk from the right side because it's very easy to complete the cycle without being too tired.
  • This is a 6km hiking trail. If you do have a pair of good hiking shoe will be better else be careful of slipping. The world’s end has a very good landscaping from high to low and left to right. Plastic and Drone is not allowed at the check point office. To protect the natural. Don’t even try it.
  • 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.
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