Horton Plains National Park Tour
Horton Plains National Park Tour

Horton Plains National Park Tour

Horton Plains National Park is a national park in the central highlands of Sri Lanka that was designated in 1988. 

Horton Plains National Park is a national park in the central highlands of Sri Lanka that was designated in 1988. It is located at an elevation of 2,100–2,300 m and encompasses montane grassland and cloud forest. It is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. 

The park lies approximately 20 Km south of Nuwara Eliya. Horton Plains, the surrounding forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area, of almost all major rivers. The Horton plains are of outstanding scenic beauty containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals, representative of the country’s wet and montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of montane cloud forest surviving in the country.

Horton Plains is well recognized for its rich unique biodiversity, its fauna and flora and yet remains largely under explored. Here at Horton Plains the central Mountain Massif is shaved into a table top of rolling Patna punctuated by rhododendrons and bracketed by swaths of evergreen forests. Temperature drops to 0 Degrees at night. Many wild animals such as deer, hare, sambars, wild boar and even leopards can be seen if one is lucky.

Most visitors walk up to the “Worlds End”, a sudden end which drops straight down about 900 Meters, with a magnificent view. The weather here is unpredictable. 

 

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