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Horton Plains National Park

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Address: Ohiya 22200, Sri Lanka
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Nice trek but some parts of the route quite washed away

The trek route was quite scenic - more of grassland with some patches of forests. My mother also did the trek with me and my wife. My mom had to take support at places where the... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trekking in Sri Lanka !! It was 1 day funn !! Adventurous !! So to begin with.. u have to get up early at almost 4:30 / 5:00 am, freshen up get your Breakfast packets from your Hotel (u have to inform the Manager a day before). Also preferably book ur tickets a day prior. Wear proper Trekking Pants, Sport... More 

Thank NikeshGala
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Horton plains is not so interesting as the beautiful mountain roads nearby and the Sinharaja forest. The mountains around our Hill Safari hotel were much more beautiful, even without such cliffs as World's end! The waterfall in the territory is very small and uninteresting too. And the plains are not as green as tea plantations. But you will like it... More 

Thank Irina E
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor infrastructure: broken/dirty toilettes, bad signaling through the path, no bins, no barriers on the view points (dangerous). However, views are breathtaking, and the surroundings are beautiful, totally recommended the visit despite the issues. The walk is easy but you need to have proper shoes as the path has deteriorated (rain maybe??) in several points. A lot of people start... More 

Thank Daniela_Oliveira_BPN
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trek route was quite scenic - more of grassland with some patches of forests. My mother also did the trek with me and my wife. My mom had to take support at places where the route was quite badly washed away - there were places with very large steps from one root of tree to another, or over large... More 

Thank abch
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The landscape is impressive; the hike needs sensible shoes and protection againts the sun. Waterbottles are essential, as well as binoculars.

Thank Marjo v
Melbourne, Australia
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177 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most things in Sri Lanka, this is not a cheap outing compared with national parks in other countries and like most parks in Asian countries there is only one walking track on offer. Plus paying to get there, and have a driver wait for you, adds to the expense. (A word of warning, make sure when you hire a... More 

Thank Raelene H
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232 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were among the first few out on the walk at 6:00 am. No one in front of us. Beautiful and peaceful park. The loop track took us 3 hours. With all the stops. The scenery is great, especially at worlds end. The negative is the path. It is rocky in parts, can be very uneven and slippery. Climbing with... More 

Thank Angleseateam
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the march to may is the best season to visit. the park opens at 6 AM and make sure to be there at least by 5.30. you can watch for Sambar roaming at the time. the misty condition gives you an ideal opportunity for good photographs. if you are lucky enough, you might be able to spot leopards as well.... More 

Thank roshan r
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trekking will take about 4hours (depending on your rythme. Best to go very early in the morning to avoid the crowd and the frog (we left Nuwara Eliya around 6.45am). The parc is one of the cleanest i have ever seen. Cigarettes and everything relayed to plastic will be kept at the entrance. You can bring some food to have... More 

Thank DKl3
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of the better places to visit in Sri Lanka. Beautiful environment in cold weather. Devon waterfalls, world's end, mini world's end, chimney pool and many more attractions are there. Can do camping as well. This is one of the must visit places in Sri Lanka for sure. You are not allowed to carry any plastic or... More 

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