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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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Breathtaking, great walk

We left our hotel in Nuwara Eliya at 5 am to beat the traffic and also be in queue for park tickets when it opened at 6 am. Heard that there would be a long queue and we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We left our hotel in Nuwara Eliya at 5 am to beat the traffic and also be in queue for park tickets when it opened at 6 am. Heard that there would be a long queue and we would hate to stand in queue for an hour, as some of the reviewers have pointed out. We got our tickets in... More 

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful day we left our hotel around 5 am with packed breakfast, nine km of walking up and down the hills does need planning, your fitness is the main source of energy you have, carry just very necessary items like some water fruit camera, a hat if the sun gets hot, a light rain coat as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the place when I visited it. Leave your place early morning to reach the ticketing lines by 6AM. You don't realize how beautiful the drive is till you decide to return from the place around 11AM. Ticketing lines can get really long even early morning so keep change handy (it's a little expensive - Two people the amount came... More 

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Herts
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

See my other Sri Lanka reviews as they come on line it is recommended to arrive early at this park as the clouds apparently roll in anytime from about 1030 in the morning. We were really lucky and they didn't arrive until we left at a midday. We did the 10 km circular route which you can do in either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time walking in Horton Plains. I found the park the be very clean and I was impressed that the park rangers checked all bags for plastic and confiscated any found in order to maintain the park and protect the animals. I found both little world's end and world's end to be impressive and beautiful and it... More 

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Randers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice walk which can be done by all ages. Bring good footwear and come early. Long lines at the ticket booth from 6.45 AM. By 9 the view is gone and from the booth to trails it takes 15 minutes and from there is about 90 minutes to the end of the world. In order to expedite the line, remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is one of the best places to experience Sri Lankan high lands with rain forest. Do not expect lot of animals...but bio diversity is exceptional if you look in to closer details. Be ready to walk 9km and spend 3.5 hours or more.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you wait a typical (maybe USA style) national park with park rangers :-), or Serengeti Safari with lot of animals, you'll be disappointed. Horton is a natural, beautiful highland cold rainforest, where you will find a nice 9 km long walking path. Some earlier writer wrote it's a dangerous trekking. I really don't understand why, maybe in the rainy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Horton Plains is undoubtedly a unique natural area in Sri Lanka. But whether it it's so special to demand the outstanding reviews here is debatable. We arrived just before 6am after a very misty climb in the car from Nuwara Eliya. Visibility was limited but we decided to pay the high entrance cost and take our chances hoping the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We did the standard hike to worlds end and baker falls. the trip exceeded our expectations. In spite of the car-park being packed on early arrival we found ourselves almost alone on several parts of the hike. Bird and animal life was excellent, its a cross between Yorkshire dales and Northumberland. The walk took 3 hrs- easy-gentle walk ( mostly)... More 

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