Horton Plains National Park – Travel in Sri Lanka

horton plains park viewThe BelihulOya village is located between Haputale and Ratnapura. It is the ideal place to take a break if you wish for wonderment and relaxation. Whether you’re sporty or find yourself in a rather contemplative mood when in the midst of natural beauty and awe inspiring landscapes, this place has something special to offer to you and we will surely advise you to check it out.

Trekking in the Horton Plains National Park

Hortons Plains National ParkFrom BelihulOya, the view of the mountains is quite stunning and it is also a good base to start a trek in the Horton Plains National park, a protected area located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. You’ll come across many guides as you embark on this refreshing journey through the Horton plain’s plateau, and you can choose to avail their services if you wish. This trek culminates at the World’s End, an impressive pitfall at the edge of a rock face that falls 870 metres to the valley below.

The rich and varied landscapes

Plantations in Horton PlainsThis region is rich in natural beauty and gives the sojourner an opportunity to immerse in the Sri Lankan varied sceneries and breathtaking charm: paddy fields stretch as far as the eye can see, colourful spice gardens are galore and lush tea plantations are abundant. Make sure you make time to taste the exotic and delicious local fruits: Bananas, Papayas and mangoes. In close proximity to BelihulOya, the Kinchigune Camp is a magnificent spot with a breathtaking view of the mountains as well as the Samanalawewa Lake.

Activities in Horton Plains National Park

river crossing in horton national parkMany activities are possible if you like adventure tourism and feel like exercising in this beautiful setting: river crossing, bike trips, trekking, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. Each of these adrenalin pumping activities will be an unforgettable experience and will make you feel as one with Mother Nature!

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