Among the many places to visit near Ella, the beautiful and mesmerizing world of Horton Plains National Park is not to be missed, with its plateau that stretches out more than 20 kilometres south of Nuwara Eliya.
The best feature of Horton Plains is World’s End where the plains come to an abrupt end with a sheer drop of almost 700 metres. World’s End is a stunning sight and must be seen to be believed. The best time to visit is at the crack of dawn but the usual (and most crowded) viewing times are usually mid morning and late afternoon.
Horton Plains is home to an array of bird and wildlife that includes leopards, deer, bears, wild boar, monkeys and much more.
The trek to World’s End will take you almost 3.5 kilometres into the interior of the park. The path is scenic and enjoyable. After catching your breath in amazement at World’s End, you can retrace your steps back or take the path that leads to Baker’s Fall - another stunning sight.
Horton Plains National Park can be explored on a circuit that stretches out over 10 kilometres which will take you past spectacular scenery. While trekking, please familiarize yourself with and adhere to all applicable environment protection rules and regulations.
What to remember when visiting the Horton Plains National Park,