Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains Travel Blog

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An early, very cold, start of the morning. Left the hotel at 6.00 am on our way to Horton Plains National Park. Although only about 35 kilometres away it was a long drive (about 1,5 hour), due to bad road conditions. Very bad!

On our way we passed a big cow farm at Ambewela. As well as a dairy factory.

 

The first surprise at the entrance of the park (where the ticket office is) was an sort of ‘open air toilet’ (see the photo below).

After buying tickets it was another 15 minutes drive to get to the parking lot and the visitors centre.

From this point you can start a nine-kilometre circular track leading around the Plains, it took about 4 hours to get around, didn’t sit very much, but took our time to watch around!

The track is quite uneven and stony, you do need some good walking shoes.

Except the part going down to ‘Baker’s Falls’ (and climbing up again) the track is not too difficult but certainly not easy.

 

The Horton Plains are high-altitude moorland and, at the southern edge the so called ‘World’s End, a steep cliff (down!). The landscape of the Horton Plains is very different from the rest of the country: misty, rainy moorland.

Following the track clockwise you first get to Small World’s End, then to World’s End and finally to Baker’s Falls.

 

On the way back (tired, but satisfied) we had some fresh yoghurt at a kiosk outside Ambuwela Farm. Very good!

 

Back in the hotel in Nuwara Eliya it was time for a high tea in the Grand Hotel J

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Dairy factory
Dairy factory
Breakfast box
Breakfast box
Toilet at the entrance, very airy …
Toilet at the entrance, very airy…
Driver buying tickets
Driver buying tickets
Path to the trail
Path to the trail
Starting the trail
Starting the trail
Track
Track
Track
Track
Track!
Track!
Mini Worlds end
Mini World's end
Mini Worlds end
Mini World's end
Mini Worlds end
Mini World's end
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Worlds End
World's End
Bakers Fall
Baker's Fall
Did it!
Did it!
Horton Plains
photo by: Vlindeke