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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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Mystic in the morning

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bandaragama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

it was my 3rd visit. but I have not gone the full round. this time with my family I made it. it was almost 9km, 4hours with the 4 year old kid. we actually walked up to his speed. since he managed to walk the whole round by himself. we took rest then and there. the surrounding is marvelous. it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Start at 5am but well worth it. Some bad terrain and approx 5mile return trip but passable. So lovely in the early morning sun. It soon warmed up so you can take your warm clothing off down to shorts/tee shirt. Spectacular views at World's End. Don't step off the edge ! Huge Stag/hart showing off their antlers. Good footwear required.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Horton Plains extends up to about 10km of nature trekking. Get ready with your trainers or good pairs of sandals as it will take you heights and sights. I love the fact that deers are all over and get lucky to catch a glimpse of birds and even leopard. Prepare to walk in the clouds, come across cold waterfalls and... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are going to tour Sri Lanka, then don't miss out visiting Horton Plains. There are several routes through the park, but the one we chose, with our guide's recommendation, was the 9.5km circuit. I am so glad we made the effort. The scenery is incredibly beautiful, a paradise for lanscape and wildlife photographers and ramblers alike. You really... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The best time to capture the best views before the clouds/mist rolls in is at dawn/sunrise. To that end, we left our hotel at 5:30am for the 1-hr ride. Despite losing about 20-25 minutes on the way (our 4x4 broke down), we still made it to the 1km precipice known as 'Worlds End' before the mist rolled in and blocked... More 

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Shijiazhuang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Traveling is endless but when you visit world ‘s end in Horton plains in Nuwaraeliya my heart stop for a while . Take few more more second to back to normal .Haputhale also getting more attractive with the lipton ‘s (lipton seat )hard work with slaves then . beauty is amazing but recon about 120 to 150 years back was... More 

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