Distance from Nuwara Eliya – 28.4 km (1 hour 07 minutes)
Horton Plains National Park is a protected region in the central province of the country. It is rich in bio diversity including many plants which are endemic not only to Sri Lanka but to the plains itself. The plains are the source of three major rivers in Sri Lanka, namely Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe. The Sri Lankan sambar deer is a typically featured mammal in this region along with many species of birds endemic to the Horton Plains. Popular tourist attractions of the area are Great World’s End Drop and Baker’s Falls waterfall. The region was given the status of a national park in 1988.
Getting to Horton Plains National Park
From Nuwara Eliya travel along the Blackpool-Ambewela-Pattipola-Horton Plain Road passing Ambewela up to Pattipola to reach the Horton Plains National Park which is situated along the World’s End Road.