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“Its not the End”

Horton Plains National Park
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Private Day Trip: Horton Plains and Pedro Tea...
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The trail is very complicated, better to do early morning.
The jungle is real without any animals absolutely safe.

Thank Dr Rajen G
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The long 9km trek is one that requires a good level of fitness AND good walking shoes. The paths are rocky, uneven and require lots of scrambling up or down steep slopes over tree roots and so forth. Fortunately it was dry for our trip but I can imagine it being very slippery. We chose not to go down to Bakers falls as the way down was badly eroded and slippery and we did not want to risk injury. We were not alone in making this decision. This is a place that you definitely have to get up early to see. The admission fees are a little confusing - listed in US$ but only Rupee accepted. Also there were ++ to fees (service fee VAT and charges for car and driver) It is a good idea to layer up in clothes so you can peel off as the day warms up. NOTE Don't forget to take your own toilet paper as none is provided but the 2 basic toilets were kept clean. If you are carrying bottled water, attendants at the gate remove the plastic security wrap as well as the labels. I assume that it is to prevent litter. We saw one deer, one native bird (Sri Lankas national symbol) and only heard the monkeys in the distance, so don't be too disappointed if you don't see any animals.

Thank chefAussie
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We went there in pouring rain and clouds, but when we came up at the national park the clouds dissappeard. Really nice and a somewhat odd landscape. We saw some of World's end between the clouds and a big waterfall. Also saw some sambar deer and lot of birds (endemic!). Make sure you take the path the right way so you have to climb less at the end (first the waterfall, than worlds end and little worlds end).

Thank Petra77_NL
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

You are just mesmerized by the sight of this place. A cloud forest that too reachable by just walking and no climbing. Just sitting there and feeling clouds on your face is an amazing experience. A must must go and pray that you land there in conducive weather.

Thank Wanderluxuria
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have probably visited this place more than 20 times and this is one of the places I love in this country. When you reach here you may wonder whether you are actually in Sri Lanka or somewhere else. You could book bungalows through Wild Life Conservation Department and your visit is not complete if you do not stay up in Hortan Plains. The weather changes so quickly you would wonder from where that comes down and suddenly disappears. If you are lucky enough then you may see a leopard and there are other types of animals as well. Place is well known for some of the rare birds and beautiful flowers.

Thank shirantha k
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