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Horton Plains National Park

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Address: Ohiya 22200, Sri Lanka
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top...

Along with plenty of wildlife, a cliff known as World's End is a top attraction at this park.

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A great trek, not too challenging

Early arrival at Horton Plains but it was already quite busy. I'm not sure I could agree with fellow posters that it was quiet, certainly when we were there it was pretty busy in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early arrival at Horton Plains but it was already quite busy. I'm not sure I could agree with fellow posters that it was quiet, certainly when we were there it was pretty busy in places especially at Worlds End. It was however a nice trek across the countryside, lots of nice waterfalls and view points but aside from the deer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Horton plains (or Great Open plains) is one of the most attractive national park in Sri Lanka. Rolling terrains with open plains covered with mist and plenty of wildlife enhancing the total experience of the park. There are three trails in the park. Worlds' end - Bakers falls trail is about 9km loop trail. Other two trails are rather challenging... More 

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Houghton Regis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horton Plains is a lovely, peaceful place. I felt the entrance was a little expensive however. In order to make the most of the views, definitely get there at 0600, when the park opens. Once through the main gate, you can set off on the walk. Here, bags are checked and plastic is taken away, so that litter is reduced.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left our hotel at 530am to Horton Plains. Very soon we were rewarded by a gorgeous sunrise scene. It was a scenic ride to the Plains - New Zealand cows grazing in milk farms, miles of green fields... Horton Plains itself was a WOW experience - wide expanse of plains, streams and creeks, diverse foliage, and the sambur (deer)... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horton Plains National Park is the location of the well-known World's End trek. Best to look at the reviews under that name for more insights. But Horton Plains National Park in general is a wonderful, natural place overall. Don't miss the trek to World's End, if you can schedule it!

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a very cool place to be. weather is marvelous. Can see lot of animals. Sam bar deer can be seen lot there. if you lucky even can see leopards. We saw a leopard one day. Fabulous place to be. Love this place.

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Kani, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The approach to the park is breath taking as is a walk around on the many trails. There is lots of wildlife to see including sambar deer, purple face langurs, wild pigs, the rare leopard and even rarer slender loris that was until recently thought to be extinct.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very relaxing place to walk around see the nature. It is good for people who can walk, or climb few steps. The temperatures are mild, around 24C. There are no place to buy food or drinks, so it is necessary to carry them. The walks are from about 5kms to about 25 kms return. It is wonderful... More 

Thank Gamkula
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there real early to avoid the crowds. The walk is fairly easy and the views are pretty good. Dress warm for the early morning ,it is cold but warms up quickly. If you're there later in the morning the clouds roll in and obscure the view. It's worth doing the trip as it only takes a morning to complete... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands,mashy lands, wild life and aquatic eco systems. Sunset of the Horton Plains an amazing view! Dusky-stripped jugle squirrel can be seen many among the bushes of dwarf bamboo as well on the branches of swirled trees. We had a trail... More 

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