Nature lovers are sure to be enthralled by the breathtaking scenery and splendid flora and fauna of the well-reputed Horton Plains National Park. You will find that Horton Plains is a remarkable, silent and beautiful environment that is sure to capture the imagination of the visitor. As you experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka one of the accommodation options that you may consider would be one of the attractive hotels in Bandarawela that makes an ideal base for your adventures; Bandarawela Hotel is one such option worth considering.
Visitors who choose to experience the mysterious attractions of Horton Plains National Park will be greatly rewarded by the many wonders of this remarkable natural sanctuary. If you enjoy hiking you will find that there are several engrossing hiking areas in this entrancing national park. Your hiking excursion will take you into the environs of two of Sri Lanka’s tallest mountains, Totapola and Kirigalpotta.
You will see that the Horton Plains consist of a rolling plateau situated at an elevation of more than 2000 m, offering a large extent of picturesque terrain for the visitor. Within this plateau, you will find expanses of wild grassland dotted with areas of thick forestland, as well as many unusual features such as waterfalls, mist-covered lakes and rocky cliffs. In addition to many interesting kinds of flora at this park you will have the opportunity to see different varieties of wildlife like elk, giant squirrel, wild boar, deer, leopard, porcupine and wild hare. Meanwhile, bird lovers will be enthralled by the numerous kinds of birds that may be seen within the park.
One of the most renowned natural features at the national park is the famous World’s End, which is a spectacular feature where you will see a steep drop of no less than 880 m to the picturesque landscapes below. If you arrive at this location in the early hours of the morning you will be able to admire the breathtaking views from this point, with the quaint local villages visible in the distance below.A true believer that the pen is a mighty weapon, Joanna James ventures into reaching the minds of every reader with the earnest hope of leaving an indelible stream of thought. Her interests include Politics, law and Philosophy. Google+