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The History

history

The history of Nuwara Eliya roughly dates back to 1818 when Dr. John Davy discovered Nuwara Eliya as a place with a similar ...

Horton PlainsThe park lies approximately 20 Km south of Nuwara Eliya. Horton Plains, the surrounding forests and the adjoining Peak Wilderness constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area, of almost all major rivers. The Horton plains are of outstanding scenic beauty containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals, representative of the country’s wet and montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of montane cloud forest surviving in the country.
Most visitors walk up to the “Worlds End”, a sudden end which drops straight down about 900 Meters, with a magnificent view. The weather here is unpredictable. Horton Planes can be reached via Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela, Pattipola ( 20 Miles or Nuwara Eliya Hakgala Rendapola, Ambepola, Pattipola ( 24 miles). Dry season is from January to March which is the best time to visit Horton plains Temperatures are and ground frost can be seen from December to February. Horton plains has a cultural history where stone tools dating back to the prehistoric Balangoda culture have been found.
Horton Plains is well recognized for its rich unique biodiversity, its fauna and flora and yet remains largely under explored. Here at Horton Planes the central Mountain Massif is shaved into a table top of rolling Patna punctuated by rhododendrons and bracketed by swaths of evergreen forests. Temperature drops to 0Degrees at night. Many wild animals such as deer, hare, sambas, , wild boar and even leopards can be seen if one is lucky. Snakes of many varieties also abound Horton Planes. According to a renowned traveler he says: quote:” This seems to be the only place left on earth when the throb of an engine does not intrude” Unquote.

  • Location

    Ohiya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

    (28.4km from Nuwara Eliya)

Near Places

Kandi Ella Lake

Kandi Ella Lake

The Kande Ella Educational Forest Reserve is situated on a location bordering the Kande Ela tank which is about 12 Km from Nuwara Eliya on the Nuwara Eliya Pattipola Road.

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New Zealand Farm

New Zealand Farm

This farm is located at Ambewela which is a few Km away from Nuwara eliya. The New Zealand Farm is a part of the Ambewela Farm which is both dairy farms.

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Thotupola

Thotupola

It is a unique mountain forest ecosystem of Horton Plains. This is the 3rd highest peak in Sri Lanka.

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Kirigalpoththa

Kirigalpoththa

This is the best nature trail in Horton plains and is a small mountain top with dead trees.

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