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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, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was in Sri Lanka last month for about a week. This national park was recommended by many and I did visit this place. It was about 3 miles walk through the forest. I was a solo traveler walked with my guide and but I think it is much more fun to do with friends and family. The landscapes are... More

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Andernach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were there in October 2014. The weather was not that good. So as we arrive there we heard that you need to visit the park by walking about 10 km. At first i wanted to turn around but afterwards i can say that this trip was one of the highlights of our Tour in Sri Lanka, altho we didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We came from a 3 days trekking in knuckles range, in the Kandy region. We didn't get to see anything because of the fog and the weather was really bad (the misty mountains...). So when we got to horton plains and visited the world's end after a 5h trekking starting at 5am, we really loved the view. The red rocks... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We did a half-day trip to Horton Plains from Nuwara Eliya, which turned out to be one of our favourite walks whilst in Sri Lanka. It was an early start, but the driver stopped at a scenic lookout so we could take pictures of the sunrise. It was just getting light as we arrived at the park and despite some... More

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a nice park where also a lot of Sri Lankan go in the weekend. So make sure you go there during the week. The security is almost the same as in an American airport. This is a little ridiculous. To make a round trip in the park, including visiting World's End, takes about 4 to 5 hours.

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Dordrecht
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you don't like walking and just go for your selfie on World's end please don't go. There are nicer views for free, the entrance fee to the park is way overpriced if you just want to go to World's end. If you like a walk in nature do go, it's a beautiful walk through fields and forest with views... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Amazing views, get there early. Take the second less abvious but official track down to the waterfall as some people go down a treacherous embankment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Horton Plains is the best vacation/trip I have gone for my last few years. I will never forget that experience. We traveled by train from colombo to Ohiya. We cached night(7.00PM) badulla train for travel to Ohiya. We could arrived Ohiya by 4.00AM. It was very cold environment. Entire surround is dark because of early morning. At station there was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Such a wonderful place to visit a must for nature lovers. At first we didn't want to go as it said about 7+ KM walks. But thanx to our guide who convinced us of its doable. And of course it is... such a wonderful refreshing enjoyable experience we had in the end.awesome walks through natures best sceneries and superb waterfalls... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The price is to high as everything else here, the queue was unbelievable (the clerks were on some sort of an Italian strike), you have to get up early to be here around 7:00 (otherwise it gets to hot or cloudy) and there is no public transportation so you have to get a driver - and still it's worth it.... More

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