Horton Plains – World’s End

Horton Plains - World’s End

Horton plains were declared as a national park in 1988 and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2010. The plateau above 6000 Feet above sea level has so much Bio- diversity and is home for many endemic species of Birds to Sri Lanka and the most popular being the SriLankan white eye.

The Horned lizard, or black-lipped lizard, the Purple faced Monkey and the Sambur Deer are often spotted here.

The undulating foot path through the cloud forests and River beds take you to the World`s End which is the Highlight of the Park. On a clear day you get to see the Distance of 100 Miles and drop of 3000 feet.

The Baker’s Waterfall named after the British explorer Sir Samuel Baker, is not tall, but is beautiful with stunning views at different angles. The waterfall is surrounded by a thick forest, tree ferns and montane shrubs.

The best time to visit the Park is from January to March as there is very little rain around. Its best to be at the World`s End early around between 8 and 9 before the Mist settle in for the day.

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