Bakers Falls, Waterfall

Explore Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Exploring Sri Lanka's Hill Country.

Explore Sri Lanka’s Hill Country – the best places to visit whilst staying at GlenMyu Estate, Haputale, Beragala.

Guests really love staying at GlenMyu Estate and exploring the five acres of land.

A garden tour by Ru is very informative and we are amazed about how many guests love to find out more about where their food come from. 

Spending time at our Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool, playing badminton on the lawn or board games in the lounge are some of the fun things to do. 

A free fish pedicure in the stream and if you are brave an able enough you can go on an adventure to the waterfall at the bottom of the land.

However, there are some wonderful places to explore in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country within an hours drive or so from the estate. Lots of guests like to stay outside the busy tourist town of Ella and have day trips to see Nine Arch Bridge, Ravana Waterfall or climb Little Adam’s Peak or Ella Rock.

We have listed the most popular things that our guests visit when they stay at GlenMyu Estate. They are not in any particular order however there is a reason why we have put Upper Diyaluma Waterfall and Horton Plains National Park at the top. We love visiting these places.

Please do not discard the other items lower on the list. Our guest have raved about seeing the sun rise at Lipton’s Seat. The Pekoe Trail is a new hiking route and there are only a few of our guests who have completed the stages so far.

Our Top places to explore in the Hill Country near to GlenMyu.

  • Upper Diyaluma Waterfall – the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
  • Horton Plains National Park (UNESCO), Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Baker’s Falls.
  • Lipton’s’ Seat, Haputale.
  • Bambarakanda Waterfall – the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
  • Nine Arch Bridge, Ella.
  • Adisham Monastery, Haputale.
  • Stages 11,12,13,& 14 of the Pekoe Trail.
  • There are many more places to visit – we will write an extended list of places to see in the future.

Explore Sri Lanka's Hill Country: Upper Diyaluma Waterfall

One of our favourite spots close to GlenMyu Estate explore in Sri Lanka’s Hill country is Diyaluma Waterfall which is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
It ranks 361st in the world and is 220m high (720 ft).

The falls are situated around 6 km from away from Koslanda in Badulla District on the Colombo Batticaloa Highway (A4).

It is a forty minute drive from GlenMyu Estate and we can arrange a Tuk Tuk and guide for you.

You can read our article about our day trip to Upper Diyaluma Waterfall with some guests from GlenMyu Estate.
We also have an article about the entry cost to Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.
Guest photos of their experience at the waterfall can be found here.

Horton Plains National Park - a UNESCO heritage site

Another favourite that we enjoy in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is a hike around Horton Plains National Park.

You can read our article about our hike at Horton Plains in our article Hike around Horton Plains National Park.

We also have guest photos of their experience which you can look at here.

Lipton’s Seat is a place where lots of our guests enjoy and is around one hours drive from GlenMyu Estate.

Most of our guests combine a hike at Lipton’s Seat with a visit to Dambetenne Tea factory to see how the tea is processed

You can see our guest photos of their experience here.

Bambarakanda Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka and is less than one hours drive from GlenMyu Estate.

You can read our article about Bambarakanda Waterfall here.

Explore Sri Lanka's Hill Country near Ella.

Nine Arch Bridge is located just outside Ella Town and is one of the must see places to visit in Sri Lanka.  If you make it there when a train passes over the bridge it is really a memorable sight. 

We visited Nine Arch Bridge in early 2023 and you can read about our day trip here. 

Adisham Hall is one of the closest places to visit from GlenMyu Estate

You can read our article about our visit with our family to Adisham Hall and Monastery.

The Pekoe Trail is a 300-kilometre long distance walking trail through the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

The 22 – stage walking trail takes you through some of the finest ecology and mountain terrain in the South of Asia. The trail begins in Kandy is routed through Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Hatton and Ella.

The following stages are within reach of GlenMyu Estate: 
Stage 11 – Horton Plains to Udaweriya
Stage 12 – Udaweriya to Haputale
Stage 13 – Haputale to St. Catherine
Stage 14 – St. Catherine to Makulella
Stage 15 – Makulella to Ella
Stage 16 – Ella to Demodara.

Ru always says to guests that if it is your first time in Sri Lanka’s Hill country you should visit a tea estate and see how your tea is made. If you have not done a tea tour in Nuwara Eliya then we would suggest doing a tour at Dambetenne Tea Factory after visiting Lipton’s Seat.

How do I find out more about GlenMyu Estate?

If you are travelling to the Sri Lankan Hill Country and do not want to be located in a busy tourist town GlenMyu Estate may be the place for you. 

You can find out more about GlenMyu Estate on our website and also subscribe to our social media platforms so you can see some more pictures and videos of the property and land.

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Mike at Worlds End, Horton Plains National Park.

Photos of Horton Plains National Park

Photos of Horton Plains National Park

We love a day trip to Horton Plains National Park from GlenMyu Estate and wanted to share photos of our experience there. Our guests at GlenMyu Estate also love the experience and have also kindly shared their photos with us.

As we make other trips to hike around Horton Plains National Park and see Greater World’s End, Lesser World’s End and Baker’s Falls we will continue to update this article.

We want to thank our guests for permitting us to share their photos of their experience of Horton Plains National Park so that you can get a glimpse of what you will discover on your hike.

Mike and Ru's Photos of Horton Plains National Park

We will start with our own photos that we have taken on our hikes at Horton Plains National Park.

Quentine and Marine's Photos of Horton Plains

Ridhi and Janhavi's Photos of Horton Plains

GlenMyu Estate, Beragala, Sri Lanka.

GlenMyu Estate is around one hour fifteen minutes drive from the entrance at Horton Plains National Park.

We normally send our guests off around 6.30 a.m. with a sumptuous packed breakfast and flasks of ginger tea so that they can eat something on arrival. The remaining part of the breakfast is taken with the guests and enjoyed at either Lesser World’s End of Greater World’s End.

The drive to Horton Plains National Park is via Haputale and Ohiya. We can arrange a car and driver to take you on your trip so that you can relax and enjoy the views on your journey to the park.

What will I experience at GlenMyu Estate?

Three luxurious bedrooms with a stunning view.
Five acres to explore.
Two lounges to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Our Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool. Delicious meals creafted by Ru.
A climate that doesn’t require any air conditioning.
We make you feel at home whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka.

GlenMyu Estate is listed on Airbnb and Booking.com. However, please contact us directly by WhatsApp for our direct booking rates.

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The Samba Deer at Horton Plains National Park.

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park

A three hour hike in the beautiful scenery of Horton Plains National Park.

Highlights include Lesser Worlds End, Worlds End and Bakers Falls.

A variety of flora, fauna and fantastic views await.

What places can I visit when I am on holiday at GlenMyu Estate, Haputale?

If you are interested in hiking and getting closer to nature, a visit to Horton Plains National Park would well be worthwhile. 

On the 11 kilometre hike you will visit Mini Worlds End, Worlds End and the beautiful Bakers Falls Waterfall. 

You will also see lots of different flora and fauna on your walk.

Horton Plains National Park.

On your holiday at GlenMyu Estate, Haputale, Sri Lanka you can take a tour to visit Horton Plains National Park. 

The park is in the Central Highlands and was designated as a National Park in 1988. It is located at an elevation of 2,100 to 2,300m and is a montane grassland and cloud forest.

It is rich in biodiversity and it hosts several species which are endemic to the region in Sri Lanka. 

Where is Horton Plains National Park located?

The park is around 8 kilometres from Ohio and is a popular tourist destination for both foreign tourists and local Sri Lankan holidaymakers.

Horton Plains National Park is located 43 kilometres from Glenmyu Estate and will take you around one and a half hours to get there. We would recommend that you get up early and arrive when the gates open and we can supply you with a takeaway breakfast that you can eat when you arrive at the park.

Horton Plains are the headwaters to three major Sri Lankan rivers including the Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe. 

Along your hike you will see beautiful valleys, forests, wild flowers and a variety of hills and streams.

The plains’ vegetation is grasslands which re interspersed with montane forests and many endemic woody plants.

The park is host to a variety of birds which you will see and hear on your hike. There is also herds of Samba Deer roaming the park and often a large antlered deer can be seen near the entrance.

The Samba Deer at Horton Plains National Park.

What's the main Event at Horton Plains National Park?

There are three main tourist attractions at Horton Plains National Park in addition to just enjoying the hike, beautiful scenery along with the flora and fauna.

The most popular attraction is Worlds End which is a sheer precipice with an 870 metre drop.

Horton Plains National Park.
Horton Plains National Park.
Horton Plains National Park.

You will also come across Lesser Worlds End (mini Worlds End) during your hike  at Horton Plains National Park.
This has a drop of 270 metres however also has a spectacular view on a clear day. 

Get there early!

As both Worlds End and Mini Worlds End regularly get encompassed in mist which blocks the view we recommend getting there early to have a chance of getting a clear view of the drop. We have not been successful on our trips to have clear views from both so you have been warned!

And Bakers Falls

One of the most beautiful sights, the beautiful Baker’s Falls. The falls were named after Sir Samuel Baker who was a British Explorer and Big Game Hunter.

The falls are a tributary of the Belihul Oya and the falls are a height of 20 metres (66 ft). It is a spectacular sight when the water is flowing well and here is a picture that we took when we did one of our trips there.

Am I fit enough to hike at Horton Plains National Park.!

We have found that the hike around Horton Plains National Park takes around three hours. However we took our time as we are not used to hiking on a regular basis.

There are some strenuous parts of the walk so we would recommend that you take some water with you and rest often. That being said we did one leisurely hike with a friends 74 year old mother! So perhaps we are just not as fit and able as we should be!

The effort is worth it just for the magnificent views and landscapes you experience on the way.

For more information, rates and availability for GlenMyu Resort, Haputale, Sri Lanka please visit our website and contact us either by telephone, Whatsapp or by email.

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What's the cost?

The Entrance fee is 5,000 rupees per person.

Unfortunately they do not have credit card facilities at the Park so you have to bring cash to gain entry.

Our Guests love it there also!

Lot’s of our guests at GlenMyu Estate house to go for a hike around Horton Plains National Park.

To date we have had good feedback from the guests that have completed the trek.

We have asked our guests to provide some photos of their hike so that we can show other guests what they might expect.

Of course, we can’t guarantee that the weather will provide opportunities for the fantastic photographs they have provided – but that’s nature!

Photos from Quentin and Marine

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