Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Horton Plains National Park

Friday 04/03/16

The alarm went off just after 4am as we were headed to Horton Plains national park for a 9km hike to the famous World's End and Baker's Falls. We hope to get there for sunrise but, unfortunately it was very misty so it was not to be. Still, it was great to start so early in the day as we heard the dawn chorus and heard the park come alive. We saw sambar deer grazing on the plains including one cheeky chappy who came right up to our car! 

The walk was moderate in terms of difficulty with some steep, narrow parts and some lovely open spaces. Besides the deer we also were lucky enough to see a civet, a purple faced bear monkey, a black lipped lizard, mongoose and some oriental magpies. 

The scenery was stunning and we rested a while at the World's End.

where we had our breakfast with a cheeky chipmunk!

and again at the waterfalls.  

We walked at a relatively gentle pace taking just over 4 hours to complete the hike.
It was, without a doubt the highlight of our stay in Nuwara Eliya.

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