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Horton Plains National Park

Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Ohiya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First things first, this is not a National Park. It is a 9 km trek/hike across the forest area. The walk is amazing and tests your stamina. Good pair of sports shoes is essential due to the terrain. You get a small map of the area at the ticket counter. You will see Baker's Falls and World's End along the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is really cold compare to the rest of Sri Lanka, so be prepared. (Raincoat, jacket, boots, etc) 1 hour to get there from Nuwara Eliya. Regarding the HIke is a 9.5 km circuit that can be done in aprox. 2:30-3:30 They claim to have animals, but we didn't see them. Best: World's End and Bakers Waterfalls. Cons: Really high... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Incredible. Go early -6.30 worth every penny! Baker falls and mini worlds ends were extra perks too! Soo beautiful!! Take some breakfast to eat over looking the views! :-)

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Belmont, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Horton Plain's is a nice/okay hike to do. But at what cost? Many similar hikes are available all throughout Europe and North America with similar or much better panoramic views. However, the difference is that unlike Sri Lanka you won't have to spend around 35 euro to walk around outside in the open air. Unfortunately Horton Plains is just another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Park is very well planned, you just can't get lost. There is a 9km walk (from the parking) of which most is easy and plain. If you decide to take loop from the left side you will reach small world's end very fast and 10-15 minutes later big world's end. If you don't like any ascends you can just go... More

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Ella, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The weather was perfect. We didn't get there early to see the sunrise but when we did get there it was sunny all the way. The views of the planes and beyond were breathtaking. It's a pity to read of the discriminatory rates charged for overseas visitors. For a Sri Lankan to visit the park, it's actually inexpensive. So why... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was kinda skeptical at first, thinking it would be another tropical forest trekking area, which I wasn't really fond of. But boy, was I wrong! I was amazed to find totally different vegetation around the area and to really feel the sense of wilderness and tranquility (we saw tons of Sambur deer along the way). Another good thing about... More

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it is a nice 3hrs loop walk but nothing special. Even the view from both "world's end" was nothing I havent seem before or close to breathtaking compared to what you have to pay for it. For 2 adults we paid: 5.700 rp (entrance fee + van fee) 3.500 rp for the driver (return trip) we thought it was overrates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great walk ( not difficult if you have good health), we have seen a spectacular view, without being there for sunrise. I can totally imagine that that would be even more awesome. We haven't seen that much animals, but great landscapes. We can definitely recommend this np.

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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A lot of visitors to Sri Lanka are heading for the Horton Plains and I wonder if it is really worth the detour and the ridiculous entrance fees if you are coming from Northern Europe or North America. Our teenage son summed it up as : "Not much different from Wales really...." and admittedly he was true, may be with... More

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