Horton Plains National Park, Ohiya
Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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. To visit Horton Plains National Park and get the most from your holiday in Ohiya, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ohiya family vacation planner.
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Absolutely stunning national park that is well maintained. Definitely worth a visit - it was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip in Sri Lanka!
Hay que llegar muy muy temprano, deben recogerte del hotel a las 5, ya que hay que sacar las entradas allí y se forma una cola impresionante. Nosotros llegamos los primeros gracias a nuestro guía y de... read more »It should arrive very early, they should pick you up Hotel at 5 o'clock, should remove entries there and forms an impressive tail. We came early thanks to our guide and after waiting 15 minutes to open the box office, to turn and climb back to the van, I saw a tail that could last more than 30-40 minutes. The site is amazing, what to say, everything is wonderful. 100% recommended.show original
Other reviews say that the trail is unfit for young children, but our 3.5 y.o. walked all the way by himself, and 2 y.o. walked almost all the way. The tickets are around 2000 per adult + 1000 service + 250 per car + VAT. No guide is needed as this is a one-trail-park and you can't get lost. The trail is a loop about 8-9km long. It is advised to start as early as possible to see the cliffs before mist rises. The 'Great World's End' is on the farthest side of the loop. If you walk clockwise you will reach mini world end earlier and have a better chance against fog. If you walk counterclockwise you will walk the hotter part of the day in shade. Some tour drivers don't want to go into the park and say a 4WD vehicle is needed, but the road is a bad-condition-paved, no worse than other B-numbered highways in Sri Lanka. Overall this is a great hike and definitely worth a visit.
One of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. The "great world's end" and Baker's falls are located in the Horton Plains Park. Can be reached by foot from Ohiya train station too, which is arguably the most enjoyable way to reach the park. Travel responsibly.
A must visit place of one is in Nuwara. Around 30 kms from Nuwara town this is complete wilderness. Beautiful farms and grasslands this region is amazing to spend a day walking around the national park. One has to walk around 9 kms to see all the 3 main attractions in the park. - Mini world's end - Greater world's end - Baker falls Though there is lot more to experience there.
Horton Plains is located on the southern plateau of the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The peaks of Kirigalpoththa (2,389 metres (7,838 ft)) and Thotupola Kanda(2,357 metres (7,733 ft)), the second and the third highest of Sri Lanka, are situated to the west and north respectively. The park's elevation ranges from 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft). The rocks found in the park belong to the Archaean age and belong to the high series of the Precambrian era and are made up of Khondalites, Charnockites and granitic gneisses.The soil type is of the red-yellow podsolic group and the surface layer is covered with decayed organic matter.
One of the best places in Sri Lanka filled with Natural Beauty. Accommodation can be arranged inside the National Park.Easy access from both Pattipola and Ohiya Regions. And if you are lucky sometimes you will be able to feed a friendly stag.
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