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Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

Horton Plains situated in the Central Province of Srilanka of Nuwara Eliya district is definite recommendation for anyone visiting the Country. One of the coldest and windiest locations of the country, Horton Plains offers one of the best 9 km hike.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Here are some of the pictures of my hike.

 

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Three Kilometers from the main entrance leads to the visitors center which holds an extensive display of the history of flora and fauna.

 

The Circular trek usually takes anywhere between 4-5 hours. We opted for the Mini World’s End – World’s End – Baker Falls route.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

The trail opens with to an exhilarating view of patina grassland that later leads onto a 2km of dense cloud forest where spices like pepper, cinnamon and cardamom are grown.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

After about 2.7kms into the hike, we reached Mini World’s End and then another 1.5 km hike was World’s End. We reached around 10am and by then the panoramic views were covered by the mist. But on a clear morning the World’s End affords the view almost running to the southern coast of Srilanka.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Another 1.5km hike from World’s End, we reached Baker’s Falls which is named after Samuel Baker. The sights were absolutely beautiful.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

Post this the hike opened up to the beautiful patina grasslands.

 

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya - Srilanka

Horton Plains | Nuwara Eliya – Srilanka

 

You’d witness some different kinds of flora and fauna all through the hike and of course the most frequent sights are the Samba Deer.

 

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