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Horton Plains National Park

With endless grassland plateaus speckled with tropical montane cloud forests, Horton Plains promises some of the most stunning scenery with sweeping views of the central highlands.  This magnificent plains untouched by the modern world preserves a landscape that has existed for centuries.  A haven adorned with lush verdant wild grass interspersed with patches of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls and misty lakes, the location shelters a great number of rare species that are endemic to this plateau.

Frequently shrouded with mist, the locale is a location where clouds meet the grounds.  This unique phenomenon factors into the exceptional ecosystem of the Island.  One of the most popular sites of this National Park is the ‘Worlds End’ where the gently rolling valley that stands at an altitude of 2100 – 2300 meters comes to a sudden drop.  This magnificent escarpment with a sheer drop of 4000 feet is an exhilarating sight!

In view of the large number of endemic flora, fauna and wildlife within its premises, Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010.

Title image by: Jehan Gamalathge

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