Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya

In the cloud-covered heights of the Horton Plains National Park, Horton Plains National Park offers one of the most dramatic vantage points in Sri Lanka. From a sheer cliff drop of some 1,200 m (4,000 ft), the view encompasses almost the entire park. Hike the moderate 4 km (2.4 mi) trail from the entrance to the park's highest point, looping round Baker's Falls for the full 9.5 km (5.9 mi) experience. For the best views, plan your trip for early morning, when clouds are least likely to spoil the vista. Take plenty of water and snacks, and dress in layers against the chilly high-elevation conditions. For Horton Plains National Park and beyond, use our Nuwara Eliya trip planner to get the most from your Nuwara Eliya vacation.
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  • We arrived just after watching the sunrise from a vantage point on road up to the park. Yes up and up and up. Roughly about £17 entrance fee. The 9km walk can be a bit challenging walking shoes...  more »
  • We hired a driver from Nuwara Eliya to get here-- about 1 hour drive. It's a nice, easy, circular hike-- 9km in total and takes about 3 hours. Nice view point of World's End and Baker's Waterfall is.....  more »
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  • Liked this place a lot, very quiet and natural. Not affected by human activity. We sow every beautiful location from high mountain to the water falls, the most important thing that i sow it was not allowing the plastic material to inter in that place. Hope the keep like this and protect this place
  • Great park with amazing sights. Best enjoyed in the early hours from 6 AM onwards. Also note that if you're a foreigner you'll have to pay 5000 rupees for entrance unlike locals :)
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