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Horton Plains National Park

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Address: Ohiya, Sri Lanka
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Finally made it and thrilled!!!!

Hi all.. I had been planing to make this hike for over 2 years but just couldnt make it on multiple visits to nuwara eliya... Finally i made it in Jun 16 while my sis in law was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi all.. I had been planing to make this hike for over 2 years but just couldnt make it on multiple visits to nuwara eliya... Finally i made it in Jun 16 while my sis in law was visiting us... So heres my experience 1) stay and getting there Horton plains are grassy lands and about 1800 mts from sea... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Horton Plains was one of those spots that I'd never heard of before arriving to Sri Lanka, but I was really happy that I made it. The park is in beautiful condition, and seems to be well cared for by the staff. Upon arrival we were greeted by the local wildlife, and continued to be entertained throughout the entire hike.... More 

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ok so this is perhaps the best thing you can do if you come up to Nuwara Elia and one of the best things in Sri Lanka. I've read some of the 'terrible' reviews to get a sense of why something so pretty was rated so bad. Basically it seems to come down to common sense and not being fully... More 

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Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bring plastic waste to the site ,no fire equipments and cigarettes and alcohol allowed.I recommend a small resting place with water be available in the middle of the site also with first aids if need. Close at 6pm .very nice and if you get there by morning you can get the maximum before mist in the evening .Be careful... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to go about 11kms from Ohiya railway station. There are tuk tuks at Ohiya railway station. Or you can walk. After that 11 kms you can find the pathway to hortan plains trail. 9kms of walking with breathtaking views in a superb atmosphere. You can visit worlds end while visiting. Please do not bring any harmful belonging to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4000 rupees for transport (try to share a van) + 3300 ticket entrance per person, little bit expensive. The track is beatiful and the views from world's end are nice. If you go from Nuwara at 5 am, at 6:15 you are starting walking. Get some clothes for windy and cold, but also for a hot and sunny weather day... More 

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Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place never ceases to amaze me, we have been here 3 times.. 2 times for trekking and 1 time for camping. its simply epic, the weather is amazing, its just miles of open plains , mountains and cloud forest, its home to many species including sambur (which you can see often) and leopards (if youre extremely lucky) a trek... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot begin to tell you how gorgeous this place is - it was amazingly refreshing, cool and it just gives you a fresh feeling being there. I stayed in an apartment in Nuwara Eliya, we had someone to drive us up to the Horton Plains entrance early in the morning. It's about 6am when we've reached. You get simple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like everyone I agree amazing scenery but not a lot of wildlife. It took us 3 1/2 hours to walk the 7km and our children aged 11,11 and9 managed it with ease. Bring warm clothes and waterproof jacket

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Must, must do! Just must do. The Horton Plains National park is one of the most beautiful locations in Sri Lanka. It is a 9km circle which has three stops along the way – Mini World’s End, World’s End and Baker’s Fall. The trail is easy (will short patches of incline along the way which are easy to climb) and... More 

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