Horton Plains National Park, Ohiya

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Hike across Horton Plains National Park, a protected forest and grassland plateau rich in biodiversity. With two of the highest peaks in the country, a famous sheer cliff with a drop of some 1,200 m (4,000 ft), and a notable waterfall, the park offers plenty of focal points for adventures great and small. Discover extensive grasslands and cloud forests, as well as the wealth of natural inhabitants supported here: sambar deer, grizzled giant squirrels, Horton Plains slender loris, dull-blue flycatchers, Sri Lanka white-eyes, and much more. Put Horton Plains National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ohiya trip planner .
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  • Advance: unfathomable price, which is composed of several parts, namely entry 2.251,50 - service charge 1,200 - VAT 573,35 - JOCDV 250 etc. Total I paid 4.395,65 rupees. It's pretty steep. They paid less before and after me. Why, could be told me. The exact prices are shown for any national park via the Internet since thhe taxes and additional costs are not listed. I was just in the morning alone and have it chosen by country end a path that closely and up close. Very tiring and not risk-free. Surefootedness and a head for heights required. There was another more convenient way, but there lack of signs in the Park. So I went again to the Baker's case on an extremely narrow and densely grown way. There, I then quickly reversed. Somehow I seemed the right way to have not found. Because hardly people were travelling, I could not follow me also on other. So be careful which way to choose. At one, I got to a toilet. Also, there was no note.
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  • We got a tuk Tuk from our hotel in ohiya on a 3.5 hour wait for 2000lkr. Takes about 30 mins. The main long drive is from the tickets to the path start. Tickets cost around 7000lkr for two but signing...  more »
  • It is an just an ok walk which makes the cost even more ridiculous with foreigner cost 600% of cost to locals. It seems more like a UNESCO sponsored fund raiser. We walked the entire trail in 4 hours ...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place. Was the first one in the park and went to the left to see the end of the world's first instead of the waterfall. Everyone else seems to go to the waterfall first but then you risk the chance of having the clouds role in. We got 15 minutes of peace and quiet to ourselves at world's end ... Breathtaking
  • A National Park in a Plateau which is rich in bio-diversity with a large number of endemic species in the region. Your will be walking across spectacular landscapes. With Permission, you can camp here. Must visit place for nature lovers, campers, explorers as well as landscape photographers. Walking becomes a bit difficult during heavy rains, so if possible, best avoid the rainy season.
  • Amazing place. The trek is a fantastic experience and not too hectic. Start anti clockwise to get the best view and make sure to carry some water and biscuits as there's nothing available nearby.
  • A good place for visit with families when on a journey. Nice place . No polythene place . You must not bring any polythene products to this place . If brought , you have to keep them outside , at the entrance . Taking food items into the park - All the food items should be wrapped with papers not with polythenes. Beverages should be brought in glass or metal bottles . No plastic bottles . Ticketing - Everyone who enter the park should buy a ticket . Local and foreigners both.
  • Beautiful environment. Don't miss world end. Treks are easy in place and hard in others. Wear good shoes. Don't miss out on the sunrise.

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