Horton Plains

Horton Plains

Horton Plains National Park, a World Heritage Site perched on the southern edge of the Central highlands, midway between Nuwara Eliya & Haputale consists of montane forests, where the land rises to 2,500 meters above sea-level. Horton Plains is home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western-purple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard. The region is considered a super biodiversity hotspot. The Park (10,000 ha), named after British governor Sir Robert Horton is a world apart from rest of the tropical island. This is the island s highest & most isolated plain, a result of millions of years of erosion. The importance of conservation of the park lies in, among others, in its role as the catchment area of the major rivers of the island.

In the Southern edge of the plains locates world famous world s end.  There is over 900m escarpment in here and the surroundings are truly amazing. The walk here is 4km, but the trail then loops back to Baker s Falls (2km) and continues back to the entrance (another 3.5km). The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country s wet and montane zones.

In Horton Plain s average temperature is 16C and this amazing national park covers a larger area. In this national park can walk on their desire. Spending time in here truly amazing and unforgettable because of there many breathtaking views. Sitting on this tremendous area by observing natural habitat makes more tremendous and amazing experience ever can be gained. Also never forget to visit this amazing place.

 

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