Moon Plains
Mountains • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Charitha Samarasinghe
Colombo, Sri Lanka63 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This is an Agriculture Research Station..which is mainly culturing seed potatoes.which is a serious procedure so they will not allow any out side vehicle to enter inside.reason to avoid fungus,bacteria or any harmful threats for the potato production.

Its a bumpy ride to the top..and its worth to see all the 9 mountains out of famous 10 of sri lanka if you are lucky with the climate.
Top is very windy and cold so wear jackets and cover up the kids..
Written July 5, 2020
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willidhaben
Salzburg107 contributions
Jan 2020
we did not see any animal, maybe they took their day off
you need a Jeep to go there because the road is horrible then you walk up a few meters and have a 360 degree view. Its nice there and it was very busy one Jeep next to the other.
its not a huge amount of money we paid there so it was ok, more spectacular views you have on the "normal" Road from Nuwara Eliya it's better to stop there and see the beautiful landscape
Written January 30, 2020
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Vachintha Piyadasa
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,831 contributions
Jul 2020
An amazing peak located within the central highlands just off the Nuwara Eliya city limits. The main point of interest of Moon Plains is the view point located at the top of the hill that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape. They offer safari jeep rides to the top of the hill at a decent fee. Its also said to be the home for many types of birds, deer and Buffalo. A must visit site in the hill country.
Written July 23, 2020
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Stefana M
Cluj-Napoca, Romania33 contributions
Mar 2020
The place itself (Moon Plains) is nice and picturesque, the only issue is that you have to take a jeep to go there - around 3 km, and are restricted to remain only 20 minutes on the top... We paid 2000 rupees for the jeep ride, which took around 15 minutes up to the plateau, where is a car park. Once you arrive there, there is a walk of 5 more minutes up to the plateau. The driver lets you 20 minutes there, to admire the scenery, take pictures and so on. The view around is really nice, but everything is surrounded by fences, as they say this is for delimiting the jungle from the agricultural terrains and avoiding the entrance of wild animals on the fields.
If you could go by foot, that would be much better, but with the jeep I do not see any charm in it. You are also restricted by time, which I hate it, honestly...If I would have known how this is organized, for sure I would have gone in another place. So, if your time in Nuwara Eliya is limited, Moon Plains is not something you should die for to see it.
Written March 14, 2020
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Francesco C
London, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
Moon Plains, beautiful location and beautiful background with no animals and all surrounded by a fence to prevent animals from invading farmland.
* National Park do not know why? Perhaps because of its immense vegetation.
I don't think it's such an interesting place to visit.
While traveling with the jeep it is impossible to take photos, since
the stretch of road is truly disastrous. Once you reach the top you can enjoy a 360 degree view, but with a limited time duration of 20 minutes.
It is not a huge amount of money that we paid 400 rubee per person and then also paid 2000 rubee cash to the driver, but we thought we had something more spectacular from the place.
I advise not to spend time visiting Moon Plains because you could enjoy other much more spectacular places.
Written March 17, 2020
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Lakshi P
Colombo, Sri Lanka32 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We reached the moon plains office around 7:00am and we were the first to be there on that day. Thay charged 2000/- for the safari ride and 50/- per head. The ride up the hill was great and chilly cz we were only used to ride safari jeeps in hot weather. The views were breathtaking since it was a clear day. You need to get out of the jeep and walk about 50meters to the view point.
Written March 2, 2020
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chulantha
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka101 contributions
Jan 2022
This is the most efficient safari I have been on. You have to buy a ticket and wait for some time for the vehicles to come. The ticket has the turn number and they follow it to the dot. Beautiful climb to the peak. Unfortunately, we don't get to stay for too long as it's on a rotation and the vehicle has to come down.
Written January 22, 2022
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Layken
Alexandria, Egypt47 contributions
Jan 2020
when we were on our way, we didn't actually know what the moon plains were. our guide recommended it to us & we agreed. we didn't bother looking it up for some reason. however, it wasn't a disappointment.
first, we rode in a car with across the plains & it was sooooooo beautiful!!!!! I love seeing greenery & nature during my travels because we don't have it where I live.
there was a variety of trees from bright green to dark green to pink. it was gorgeous.
after the drive, we went to the top of a hill ( there was a short stairway so don't worry about climbing) & I cannot describe how beautiful the view was. the atmosphere was cloudy & peaceful. the sun wasn't direct & there weren't any city noises. I could've stayed there forever.
Written September 16, 2020
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Lanka Tours by Lanka Tour Driver
Sri Lanka61 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Deine Sri Lanka individuell Rundreisen Mit Privat Fahrer

#Nuwaraeliya :

is situated in the central province of Srilanka. It's the coldest area in our country. With the hill tops covering the mist it's a heaven to this little country. Flowers in little plants make us blind for a moment giving a feeling of wonder. Water falls out of the mountain tops make our minds relax for a while. Tea plantations runs to the infinity make us so attractive and stick to the area and to the little country. Once it makes us feel the country as a Utopia just with the laughter. Golf ground with green leaves make us playful with horses. Looking at the sun rising by sitting beside the horton plains while smoking or eating peanuts is the best thing I like in my life whenever I get a time to travel with my partner. Looking at the hill is just like a heartiest meditation to forget all the pains in the soul.. it can heal all the bad wounds in your heart..
The picture shows #moonplains in #nuwaraeliya #srilankatourism its my ever loving place around Nuwaraeliya 👌😍 come & travel around Srilanka to see the eyecatching destinations in pearl of the indian ocean like the one mentioned above here .. 👣 🚆 🏃 🚌 🚗 🚶
Written May 21, 2019
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Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka15 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
When you are traveling to nuwara eliya dont forget to go moon plains.perfect view and beautiful nature
Written February 23, 2019
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