It is a plain that sits comfortably in an area surrounded by some of the most iconic mountain ranges in, thick to mild forests and the most important catchment area in Sri Lanka.
The plains have outstanding scenic beauty. And are home to the special flora and fauna which are endemic to the wet montane zones. It has a cold climate which sometimes results in mist or fog so please try to avoid that condition as it would render the breathtaking views as a giant white background.
This has historic importance too. Stone tools dating back to the balangoda culture have been dug up in Horton plains. It was an important factor in determining the lifestyles of the prehistoric humans of Sri Lanka.
It features some other attractions like Worlds end, bakes falls, mini worlds end and governor’s pool which are all part of the hike around the Plains that are absolutely beautiful.
You’ve all are probably dying to visit “worlds end” which is a special attraction of Horton Plains that comes midway of a 10km journey full of plains, uphill climbs, streams and mud. You can hike safely with trained professionals if you travel with one of Rapid Adventures’ guides.
This comes before the actual worlds end. The view from mini worlds end is fabulous. The escarpment at Small Worlds End drops 274 m at this point.
The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End, a stunning escarpment that plunges 900m down to balangoda. Go on a hot day when it is not misty, then you can get the best view.
This small but beautiful waterfall situated inside Horton Plains and on the way from World's End. A relaxing and calm place filled with the sound of the gracious waterfall.
This is a man-made kind of a waterfall like tank is another beautiful site in the tour around Horton plains. A pool is formed in the bottom due to the bud around it.