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Horton Plains National Park

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Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top...
Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.
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Approx 10km trek was the walk around Horton Plains which starts off nice and easy but after a while you are climbing over a washed out path strewn with large boulders, and a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Approx 10km trek was the walk around Horton Plains which starts off nice and easy but after a while you are climbing over a washed out path strewn with large boulders, and a bit wet and muddy with some quite steep sections too, therefore the walk is not for anyone who is unfit. You will get to see the breathtaking... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A near 10 KM trek in forest and grassland area and cover three attractions - World's End, Lesser World's End and Baker's Fall. One can really enjoy the nature, the wildlife, and breathtaking views during this Trek. I felt the entry fee on the higher side for just 2 people. It is good that the management does checks and make... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited the place through the tour operator (part of the package). My visit was in 2013 but cannot input the correct dates due to time limitations. It was a wonderful experience and had long walk with my wife. It was exciting and God knows from where we got the energy to move around for almost 3 hours. Number of tour... More 

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Pakistan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a nine kilometer path that takes you from the plains and forest to the waterfall and world's end. The scenery is breath taking and plenty of wild life around. It was simplyyy amazinggggg.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a very interesting walk through nature that offers a big variety of trees, medical plants, bushes and animals. It is better not to do the early morning (sunrise) trip, because of the many Groups doing so. It is more enjoyable during the day with less visitors and because of less noise with better chances to see rare animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You will never get felling that you should not go again.. there is always something new and exciting. ..

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Moscow, Russia
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85 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Take your time to enjoy Horton Plains, rather than just skipping from one of the place's main points of attraction to another. The drive before sunrise through the park to the parking lot offers mystic views of foggy plains with deers appearing from the mist. The main pathway offers a huge amount of photo opportunities, and numerous tracks offer even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The walk around Horton Plains starts off with a nice gravel path but after a while this runs out and you are struggling over a washed out path strewn with large boulders. There are some steep sections too, so the long walk is not really for anyone disabled or not physically active. There is a variety of local birds, some... More 

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Yishun, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Arrived here after a 20+km hike from Bambarakanda waterfall. Did another 9km hike to world's end and back. This was one of the most memorable hikes I have done because of the beautiful scenery, interesting wildlife and the wonderful people I met along the way. The climate is cool and comfortable for hiking but come prepared for rain and freezing... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We got there in time to watch the sunrise over the top of the entrance to the park and finished as the temperatures started to rise. The hike takes you through varied terrain and beautiful sites. However, the guide books are misleading and this trail has very steep and uneven patches that may be difficult for some, especially on either... More 

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