Horton plains

In this loving paradise, it’s not a miracle to say that Sri Lanka is blessed with a number of fascinating destinations where among Horton Plains stands in pride.

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Horton plains

Horton Plains, also known as Maha Eliya Plains, is covered by montane grasslands and cloud forests, along with the stone tools dating back to Balanagoda Culture. Being the coldest and windiest location in the country, it consists of ecosystems such as, montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystems. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the glimpse of the breathtaking, endemic flora and fauna species along with the beautiful environment. Horton Plains is home to a 24 species of mammals such as elk, deer, giant squirrel, wild boar, wild hare, porcupine and of course, roaming leopards whereas for bird enthusiasts it’s a quite interesting site for the park is swarmed with 87 species of birds, including many migratory birds. Horton Plains is featured with the most astonishing attractions like, “Baker’s Falls”, “Chimmini Pool” and the most famous “World’s End”, a stunning escarpment that plunges 800m, consolidate Sri Lanka’s most significant catchment area of almost all the major rivers. Holding fame as the only National Park in Sri Lanka where people are allowed to walk on their own on the designated tracks, Horton Plains is perhaps, a silent strange world with excellent hiking trails shadowed by Sri Lanka’s second and third highest mountain respectively, Kirigalpotta and Totapola. Though known as a small island, Horton Plains is the best proof that shows Sri Lanka is comparatively superior.