Horton Plains National Park
The Horton Plains National Park is as beautiful as it is eerie and offers a world that is oddly different from any other part of Sri Lanka. If you are a fan of nature, wildlife, birds, landscapes, or hikes, we cannot recommend this excursion highly enough. The surprising diversity of the landscape is matched by the wide variety of wildlife – Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sri Lankan Leopard (very elusive), Purple-faced Langur, Black-naped Hare, Slender Loris, Fishing cat, Eurasian Otter, Barking Deer to name a few – as well as many types of reptiles and butterflies. Birdwatchers will be well rewarded with over 90 bird species found in the park.
The entire round trip takes a leisurely 3 hours. If this sounds a little difficult, you can opt to start the loop from the other end, completing Mini World’s End and World’s End, before returning the same way you came (approx. 3km each way).