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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  • The World's End/Baker Falls loop was my favourite hike of Sri Lanka. Yes, it is a lot of money, but in this national park the people really care about nature and conservation: for example, you can't t...  more »
  • A must place to visit for Tourists. Vast areas of lush green grass, Sambur deer and running water, and formations of mist clouds. A lot of walking, so good comfortable shoes essential. Light warm clot...  more »
  • Amazing Place, Must Visit place if you travel in Sri Lanka. Famous sheer cliff, World's End "Lokanthaya" situated inside Horton Plains National Park. There are two World's End points. Mini World's End...  more »
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  • Just had a great camping experience again. The public service employees here from Wild Life Conservation are under appreciated. I had the most courteous, most professional service I've ever seen in the Public Sector. Kudos to those men and women who work without a so much of a Thank You to protect this precious place. The 5 stars is for them.
  • Stunning views. I can imagine it to be even more amazing on a clear day. A very easy 3 hour walk. I would recommend going in the direction of Mini World's End then finishing off with the waterfall. Bring a rain coat and dress warmly as it gets quite windy here. Wear layers you can peel off as it get warmer and put back on if it gets cooler.
  • Hiking in Horton Plains is fun and enjoyable. Photographers will also find this place an excellent place to take photos of various landscapes and animals. The terrain changes significantly from open hills to rocky paths, mossy forests and water falls. The weather can also change at any time from sunny and warm to foggy and cool. The length of the trail is 8 Km which can be hiked in 3 hours, but can take much more than that if stops are to be taken.
  • A lovely scenic view around, exiceted getting into Horton plains and walk for world's ens which is around 3km and great world's end is another 3km of walk, and after another long walk you will see a beautiful waterfalls call bakers falls. Prepare for a long walk and go early morning before the mist fill the scene. Entrance ticket for foreign is too high comparing to the locals. Tourism department should consider and give a reasonable rates. To walk into Horton plains you enjoy every steps.
  • Fantastic place! Amazing views, the path was not difficult for a usual tourist. The views from World's End is picturesque! We saw deer near the entrance to the park. Inside we also saw a monkey, birds, a chipmunk.
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