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Horton Plains National Park

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Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains is is a plateau at an altitude of 2,100-2,300 meters covered by montane grassland and cloud forest, home to various plant species, birds and insects endemic to the region. It is Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau discovered by Sir Thomas Farr in 19th hundreds. It’s named as Horton Plains in honour of the then British Governor of Sri Lanka Sir Horton. These beautiful hiking nature tracks are some of the best in the world and the only place where you can see a bear monkey (Semnopithecus vetulus monticola). The patna-grass-covered plains are also home to various endemic plant species, birds and insects that can only be seen in the region; In addition, it is possible to to spot Deer and even Leopards if you extremely lucky! The paths through the plain will take you to the precipice, popularly referred to as “Worlds End “- a sheer drop of 1050 meters and Bakers Falls!

Suitable for children:

Recommended for 3 years and above. Car seats will not be provided.

Duration:

Approx. 02h-03h (Depending on interest, not inclusive of travel time)

Difficulty:

Easy

What to wear/bring:

Good shoes Bring warm clothes.

Guided:

Visit not guided.

Good to know:

Tour done on foot.

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