Horton Plains – Sri Lanka- Beautiful whether and scenes

Horton Plains National Park, Ohiya Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka
Worlds End at Horton Plains National Park
Baker’s Falls at Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains is a unique natural attraction in Sri Lanka. It is located in the highest plateau of the country and its known for its beautiful landscapes and rare plant and animal life. The Horton plains is one of the most important catchment areas in Sri Lanka which acts as a giant sponge which store rain water and then feed several major rivers of the country through out the year. The vegetation mainly consists of wet grass lands and montane forest. The weather at Horton Plains is quite Dynamic. Average temperature varies between 5 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius.

Beautiful Landscapes

The main attraction of the park is the beautiful landscapes it posses. Rolling hills, endless grass lands with tiny wildflowers, clean streams flowing through valleys, waterfalls and the scattered forest patches create endless diversity in landscapes. The dynamic whether, mist and sunlight makes is even more interesting and beautiful.


Horton plain is one of the most interesting hiking destinations in Sri Lanka. The popular hikes include Climbing Kirigalpoththa mountain second highest summit in Sri Lanka, Climbing Thotupola mountain the third highest in the island and World’s end, bakers falls circuit which cover the most popular attractions of the park.


Camping at Horton Plains gives you the best opportunity to witness the true beauty of the park at dawn and dusk.

Bird’s and other fauna and flora

A Horton plain is home to some of the rarest animals found in Sri Lanka. If you pay close attention you will be able to spot some of them and if you are really lucky you may even be able to see a “Leopard”.

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