Points of Interest - Nuwara Eliya

Horton Plains

6500ft above sea level lies Sri Lanka’s highest and most isolated plateau. Home to more than half of Sri Lanka’s vertebrates, half of the island’s endemic flowering plants and more than 34% of its endemic trees and shrubs, the Horton Plains is a mist shrouded and breathtaking wonder and ideal for trekking, hiking and camping. Added to the mystery and romance, one could enjoy the splendor of the leopard, the sambhur, the endemic purple-faced langur, the Sri Lanka bush warbler and the yellow-eared bulbul. Nature lovers will revel in this wide, patna-grass covered plain. Bridle paths will take you to the precipice known as World’s End – a sheer drop of 1,050 meters.


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