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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite National park in Sri Lanka. Mainly due to the different vegetation found here due to the high elevation. The cool climate never leaves you tired. I have camped here several times and so far, got the best camping experience. Hosting Sri Lanka's 2nd and 3rd highest mountain, this national park is the best if you need... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Every picture you take will qualify as a picture postcard - thats how scenic this place is. One of my favourite getaway places, Horton Plains offers something for everyone. If you like hiking but cannot tackle long hikes - you can try the Kirigalpoththa trail or just go a short distance on the World's End/Bakers falls trail. Even a short... More

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
73 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The drive to Horton Plains is along windy roads through interesting countryside and up into the hills. If you visit you will need some appropriate footwear for the trails and something warm and waterproof as it is high, exposed and liable to be cold and wet. There is lots of wildlife here, we saw Sambur deer and jungle fowl amongst... More

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is Situated between Nuwaraeliya and Haputale towns. Highland is at an elevation of 2,100 to 3,200 M above sea level. There are 3 main rivers starting. They are Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe. It s situated between Peaks of Thotupola kanda and Kirigalpotta. Also home to more than half of Sri Lanka s vertebrates, half of the islands endemic flowering... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The trek at Horton Plains was easily one of my favourite parts of my SL holiday. We stayed at Ambewela (an hour away from the entrance) and took about 45min by car to get there. We didn’t want to wake up too early and started the trek at about 8am. After reading the reviews, we were worried that the fog... More

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Seoul, South Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was very enjoyable hiking and trekking, you can have breathtaking view at world's end, rare flower trees will make you feel like you're in the fairytale land. Definitely need to wear a jacket or at least full sleeves, it was chilly inside by strong wind and fog. Try to enter before 3pm, otherwise it will get dark. Entrance fee... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we started form nuwaraeliya 5.30am.got there by 6.30am. 3 hour walk was enjoyable..you can see beautiful scenery.we didin't see much animal.good for nature lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Seeing World's End in Horton Plains National Park was on my Sri Lanka Bucket list. The drive into the park is beautiful as you pass farms and villages and jungle and pastureland. The 9 km loop hike was not difficult. We started at 1 pm -- not the best time. If I were to go again, I'd time it so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wonderful experience. Not a difficult walk either being reasonably flat. We saw lots of birds & deer. Started our walk at 7 am & headed straight to worlds end first before the mist came in & then continued onto Bakers waterfall. Beautiful natural environment. We took our time & finished at 12noon. 5 hour walk in total. Highly recommended. Worth... More

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Malta, Europe
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

great walk. get there by early morning. we left hotel at about 6.30 and got there at about 8. there is a 7 km walk which we did in about 3 hours. didn't see any animals here except 1 deer. The bakers fall and world's end are amazing. if you are in sri lanka, do not skip horton plains.

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