Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park

Starting from  : Nuwaraeliya (Transfer Time – Approx. 1½ hr one way)

Time Duration : Approximately 3 hrs (To be at the entrance by latest 07:00AM)

Meals             : Not Included

Horton Plains National Park is located in Horton Plains which is found on the southern plateau of central highlands of Sri Lanka. It is located at an elevation of 2,100 – 2,300 meters and is made of montane grasslands and cloud forests. It is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region.

The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers namely the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe.

The park is an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. Large herds of Sri Lankan sambar deer are also found here. The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.


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