Horton Plains National Park is between 2,100-2,300 metres above sea level in Sri Lanka’s central highlands.
The mysterious-looking plains are an expanse of misty grassland and are home to “World’s End”, considered the finest view in all of Sri Lanka. The awesome escarpment drops vertically for about 4,000 feet, hence its name, and on a clear day, you can see beyond the beautiful Bakers Falls. Horton Plains is a great place to observe wildlife such as samburs, leopards, bears, monkeys and endemic lizards. It is also a bird lover’s paradise with sightings of around 20 endemic bird species including the Sri Lankan whistling thrush, orange-billed babbler and yellow-eared bulbul.
A spectacular loop walk of about 9.5 km takes place in World’s End and Bakers Falls; here at Oasis, we recommend an early start to complete the walk as at around 9 am a thick mist usually comes down and you won’t see a thing!
Horton Plains National Park Hotels
Jetwing Warwick Gardens$$$
Jetwing Warwick Gardens is a charming, old-fashioned country house situated in the hills, approximately 30 minutes away from Nuwara Eliya. This secluded retreat is perfect for anyone looking to unwind and bask in the natural beauty of the hill country. The property has only 5 exquisitely designed rooms, a picturesque garden, and breathtaking views of the local tea plantations and vegetable farms. Dining at Warwick Gardens is an unforgettable experience, with the option to dine inside the trad...
Thotalagala is steeped in history; it is located on Pitaratmalie Estate which is part of Agarapatana Plantations, a collection of estates that totals almost 8000 hectares of the finest high grown tea that Sri Lanka produces. Adjoining the estate is Dambatenne, possibly the most famous estate in all of Sri Lanka. Thotalagala bungalow is surrounded by 20 acres of lawn and patana grass. From the edge of the lawn a sweeping vista greets the eye. Behind the bungalow and covering the Haputale hills...
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