Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, covered by montane grasslands and cloud forests, located at an altitude of 2,100 m
above sea level, covering an area of 3,169 hectares
, giving it an astonishing elevation between the second and third highest mountain ranges in the mountains. The Horton Plains are home to a large number of endemic flora and fauna and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
. The Horton Plains are one of the most important watersheds of all the major rivers in Sri Lanka.
Horton Plains is not a tourist destination. Because biodiversity is so high, it offers invaluable opportunities for those involved in education and research. Horton Plains is one of the fascinadoras destinations in the map of the tourist of the world. Here are some good stops worth checking out
The weather in Horton Plains:
- Little World's End view point
- Great World's End view point
- Baker's Waterfalls
Many people say that Horton Plains is like a woman's mind
because of the weather here. The weather in Horton Plains changes from moment to moment.
How to reach:
It is located 32 km from Nuwara Eliya.
Suitable for children:
This trip is ideal for older children
Approximately 4 hours
What to wear or carry:
- Severe weather conditions
- Worn gravel roads
- Occasionally flooded roads
Best time to visit in year:
- Lightweight, comfortable clothing
- Maybe a raincoat when it rains
- Jumper that can be cold at the conference and a hat to keep your ears warm
- Wear pants and a sweater in the evening and in the morning.
- We recommend wearing sturdy walking or trekking shoes.
January to March. Morning (between 6 and 10 in the morning) is the best time to visit before the clouds roll over.
Best time to visit Horton Plains National Park:
07:00 am - 10:00 am
Ohiya, Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains National Park Timing:
06:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sri-Lankan nationals :
- INR 30 for a day visit
- INR 60 for an overnight visit
- INR 1,150
- INR 2,090 for an overnight visit
Admission tickets are open daily at 2 p.m. It sells until 2.30pm and tourists must leave the national park by 6pm.