HORTON PLAIN, SRI LANKA

Horton Plain is a National Park located in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.  This is a world heritage Site and rich in Biodiversity. It is situated in a location of 8 kilometers from Ohiya and 20 kilometers from Nuwaraeliya.

Location Map

https://goo.gl/maps/Me5NiNwKezWwszedA

Originally, this area was known as Maha Eliya Plains (මහ එලිය තැන්න) and three main rivers namely Mahaweli, Kalani and Walawe are starting from this area.

In this area temperature varies considerably within a short period such as it raised up to 27 degrees centigrade during the day and can drop up to 5 degrees centigrade during the night. So, Horton Plain is a very cool and calm area.

Every location and every direction of the surrounding is so beautiful.  There are a number of plants endemic to the area.

There are a number of beautiful flowers very peculiar to the area.

The trees in the area look very beautiful way due to the very low temperature and windy climate.

Even the tender leaves of the trees seem beautiful due to their nature and colors.

Also the grass bushes and grass lands are nice looking due to the way they have grown under this cool and wet climatic condition.

This is a National Park that a lot of tourists wish to travel and the famous World’s End, a sheer precipice, also located in the Horton Plain.

A most common animal, one can see in this park is Sri Lankan Sambar Deer. 

Once, you enter this Horton plain, you start to feel that your mind and the environment are one and you forget all other things and start to live with it. 

The duty of all ours is the protection of this invaluable natural environment for the future.

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