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Horton Plains Hike entry cost

Horton Plains Entry Fee 2024

Horton Plains Entry Fee 2024.

Horton Plains Entry Fee 2024.

How much does it cost to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Horton Plains National Park?

This amazing experience in the Sri Lankan Hill Country is one of the more expensive outings to do while on holiday on the island.

However we think for the experience that you get, it is still worth it. 

All of our guests at GlenMyu Estate return from their hike raving about what they saw and did in this beautiful landscape. 

Horton Plains in January 2024

 Clearly, prices can change and we will update this article during the year as we are told by our guests about any increases.

Horton Plains National Park - an amazing hike in a beautiful landscape

UNESCO Heritage Site, Horton Plains National Park, is a favourite day trip from GlenMyu Estate, Beragala, Haputale, Sri Lanka.

We find that our guests love the feeling of completing the 11 kilometre circular hike.

Highlights are the main stopping points on the walk; Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Baker’s Falls.


The abundant flora and fauna that you will see is also another important part of your hike through this Montane Cloud Forest.

What are the entry costs to Horton Plains?

The entry ticket for Horton Plains National Park is dated 16th January 2024.

The total cost for two foreign adults including the service charge and VAT is LKR 23,258.

This is around US$80, Euro €74 and GBP Sterling £63.

Although this is one of the more expensive experiences in Sri Lanka, still think it is good value overall. 

in addition, you will be helping to preserve an important natural wonder and also help support local employment.

Copy of the ticket provides the breakdown of the costs.

Baker’s Falls waterfall and the views from Greater and Lesser World’s End are some of the highlights of the hike.

Our guests have kindly provided some photos of there experience at Horton Plains to share with you.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate and visit Horton Plains

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and see sights like Horton Plains National Park is a unique experience.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

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Enjoying the sunrise at Lipton's Seat

Sunrise at Lipton’s Seat

Sunrise at Lipton's Seat, Haputale, Sri Lanka.

Getting up early to see the sunrise at Lipton’s Seat is one of the special things you can do whilst staying at GlenMyu Estate, Sri Lanka.

What is Lipton's Seat?

Lipton’s Seat viewpoint is one of Sri Lanka’s most impressive scenic vistas on the island (unless it’s misty and cloudy of course, which is why early morning is the best time to visit).
The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his vast empire from here.

This magnificent view encompasses scenes across emerald hills and tea estates to no fewer than five different provinces.

Sir Thomas Lipton?

Lipton’s Seat viewpoint was named after the celebrated  Tea Baron: Thomas Lipton.

Lipton was a Scottish businessman who moved to British Ceylon in 1890. At that time he met James Taylor and, together, they introduced tea gardens to the island. Before Lipton’s arrival, Taylor had tried to grow coffee on the island.

Unfortunately the coffee plantations were devastated by a leaf-blight called Hemileia Vastarix.

The two men started a business venture together which would outlive their lifetimes.  Sri Lanka’s (known as Ceylon then) tea estates were established and tea is forever connected with Sri Lanka. Originally known as Ceylon Tea, tea has been a major export crop for the country since. Beautifully manicured tea plantations are also an image which is linked to the island.

Have you ever had a cup of Liptons Iced Tea. Or do would you recognise the yellow branding of Liptons Teas? The name of the viewpoint and the tea brand are one in the same. You can read more about Sir Thomas Lipton on at the “History of Lipton Tea from the 1800’s” on the Lipton Tea website.

A unique viewing point.

Lipton’s Seat is a popular viewing point, from where Thomas Lipton would sit with a cup of tea in hand and proudly look over his estate.

Today, you can also enjoy one of the best views on the island from the lookout. You can also take a picture with the even a life-sized statue of Lipton on a bench.

It is best to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the late-morning fog or mist.

The breathtaking views provide a feast for your eyes as the sun rises and the hills turn from a dark blue to vibrant green. A variety of yellows scatter across the sky creating a kaleidoscope of colour from lilac with a burst of pink and orange before finally turning blue.

It is really something that must be experienced.

Later on ofter the views are obscured by mists of fogs that are painted over the hills. This can be spectacular itself if you choose not to get up early for the sunrise,

What will I see when I get to Lipton's Seat?

As you look over the tea hills below Lipton’s Seat you will see across the Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.

Also visible from the viewpoint are Handapanagala Lake, Chandrika Lake, Udawalawe Lake and the Wedihitikanda Mountains.

You can also see the relatively new even the Hambanthota harbour from the Southern Coast. 

Part of the new Pekoe Trail.

Stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail (Haputale to St Catherine) takes you to Lipton’s Seat.

The Pekoe Trail is a new hiking route that covers 300 kilometres of the Sri Lankan Central Hills in 22 stages.

Starting in Kandy the trail takes you through Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Haputale and Ella.

The route takes you to the Thotalagala – Dambatenne Valley. As you walk uphill through the beautiful tea trails and tea estate you will reach Lipton’s Seat  with views across the valley.

Where is Lipton' Seat?

Lipton’s Seat is one hour, fifteen minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate along a small road from Haputale Town towards Dambethenna Tea Factory.

Lipton’ Seat is around one hours drive from Haputale Railway Station

How do I get to Lipton's Seat.

To hike to the lookout, take the signed narrow paved road from the Dambatenne Tea Factory. The climb is about 8km through lush tea plantations.

At GlenMyu Estate, we can arrange for a Tuk Tuk to take you to Lipton’s Seat and Dambethenna Tea Factory. You can go early and return for a late breakfast at the estate.

When should I visit Lipton's Seat to see the sunrise?

There is no guarantee that you will get a clear view from Lipton’s Seat as the clouds can come in an obscure the view.

Lipton’s Seat is at an elevation of 1,970  metres above sea level so there is every possibility that you can be in the clouds. 

We have personally experienced this on one of our trips with our family. It was still a good adventure as taking pictures in the clouds was fun and different. We had arrived a little late in the day and there was more chance of the clouds obscuring the viewpoint.

However, we always recommend that you go early in the day, whether you want to catch the sunrise or just a great view.

Normally, during the inter monsoon period in Sri Lanka there is less chance of getting a good view as it rains quite a lot. The Inter-monsoon period is from October to November.

However, our Australian guests, Millie and Matt, took these stunning photos on the 4th November 2023. They were the only people at Lipton’s Seat that morning. So, it may be worth gambling on the weather to benefit from having the place to yourself.

A sunrise, a hike, a tea factory tour and breakfast at GlenMyu Estate.

We know that the idea of getting up early on holiday is a challenge to many, however, the experience is worth it as you can see from our guest photos of their trip.

Experiencing the stunning sunrise, the exhilaration of hiking through the tea plantations, learning how the tea is processed is good use of a morning. And you can come back to GlenMyu Estate for a delicious breakfast prepared by Ru and the team.

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What else can I see and explore in the Sri Lankan Hill Country?

A luxury Bed and Breakfast.

3 Kingsize Double Bedrooms with Spectacular Views
2 Spacious Lounges with views over the hills below the house
A Natural Spring-Fed Infinity Swimming Pool
5 Acres of land to explore

Delicious bespoke meals freshly prepared by the host
A selection of places to dine

A place to relax and be closer to nature

Within reach of the following tourist sites

Diyaluma Waterfall and Upper Diyaluma Pools
Horton Plains National Park – Mini Worlds End, Worlds End and Bakers Falls
Adisham Bungalow
Lipton Seat
Dambetenna Tea Factory
Bambarakanda Waterfall
Thangamale Bird Sanctuary
Ella Town
9 Arch Bridge
Little Adams Peak
Ravanna Waterfall

A little taste of what you will see at GlenMyu Estate

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Enjoying the sunrise at Lipton's Seat

Sri Lanka’s most beautiful place

Sri Lanka's most beautiful place.

“Probably, the most beautiful place we have ever seen”. Our guests reaction when they returned from seeing the siunrise at Lipton’s Seat. Is this Sri Lanka’s most beautiful place.

This is not something that I was expecting to hear and something that you do not hear that often. 

We live on a paradise island and there are some spectacular and memorable places to experience and visit that make a great impact on your senses. 

Today (3rd November 2023), our guests returned from their early morning trip to see the sunrise at Lipton’s Seat.

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Lipton’s Seat and this inspires me to make another trip soon.

An early start

Lipton’s Seat is just over an hours drive from GlenMyu Estate Hotel. 

Our Australian couple were travelling around Sri Lanka, for the first time, and are to end up in Colombo at a friends wedding. 

The end of October and beginning of November is not the best time to visit the island as it is hit by the Inter-monsoon.

We have experienced quite a lot of rain and fortunately when they arrived the rain had eased, thankfully. When guests arrive we always want the view from the lounge to be spectacular. This afternoon we had an okay view in our opinion. I guess you get a little spoilt when living at GlenMyu Estate all year round. For us it is a little disappointing, however, for our guests they were knocked over by the beauty.

It's easy to get blase!

We tend to forget that most visitors live in cities and they don’t have a view like ours. 

I was so pleased that they were bowled over by the view.

Maybe tomorrow

Sometimes when the new is not as spectacular as I would like, I hope and I pray the view the next morning would be fabulous after the rains. Unfortunately, after looking at the weather forecast, rain was also expected the following day.

Up early and off to Lipton’s Seat

The view the next morning from GlenMyu Estate was not going to be a issue as our guests had already planned to get up at 4.30 a.m. 

They were aiming to get to Lipton’s Seat to see the sunrise. 

I was a little skeptical that there would be a sunrise worth seeing, given the weather and the forecast.

Lipton’s Seat - what’s that?

Do you know the brand Liptons Tea. Maybe you have drank an Liptons Iced tea?

Lipton’s Seat is located an hour away from Haputale town.

Lipton’s Seat is a viewpoint which was named after the celebrated Thomas Lipton.

Sir Thomas Lipton was a Scottish businessman who moved to the island in 1890 when it was a British colony.

He met James Taylor, and together they introduced tea gardens to the country.

Before Thomas Lipton’s more to the country, James Taylor had attempted to grow coffee on the island.

Sadly, the coffee plantations were devastated by a leaf-blight. With Thomas Lipton’s assistance, the two men started on an enterprise which would carry on for generations after.

The Viewpoint
Lipton’s Seat is a popular viewpoint, from where Sir Thomas Lipton would sit with a cup of tea in hand and survey the landscape of his estate.

Today, you can enjoy one of the best views from the lookout.

You can even get a photo with the Tea Baron! There is a life-sized statue of the man himself sitting on a bench.

If you want a better chance of getting a great photo of the beautiful landscape, it is recommended that you go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the late-morning mist and fog

The next morning

The following morning our guests had left early as planned, with a flask of tea, provided by one of our staff, in hand to keep them warm at the peak.

I was delighted, again, that the overnight rain had cleared the clouds sufficiently so that the guests had a chance of seeing a view.

We were aware that the guests would also make a trip to Dambethenna Tea Factory to see how the tea is processed after their hike to Lipton’s Seat. This would result in them returning for breakfast around 10 a.m.

We are up early most days.

As normal, both Ru and I were up early. Ru made and baked the breads and prepared the rest of the breakfast in readiness for their return. 

I watched the skies hoping that it stayed clear and dry enough for the guests to have an enjoyable start to the day.

Then it was my time to be bowled over!

Almost on cue, the guest arrived back to GlenMyu Estate at 10 a.m. as planned.

I greeted them as they entered the house and they had big smiles on their faces. 

The view from the house was so much better when they arrived back. Cleared skies and Udawalawe Reservoir could be seen in the distance. There were photo opportunities not to be missed before I got a debrief of their early morning adventure.

Probably the most beautiful place they have ever seen

Once the photo session from the house had concluded I got to see some of the photos they had captured that morning. They said that the view from Lipton’s Seat “Was probably the most beautiful place they have ever seen”. 

I was amazed to hear this as they have travelled quite extensively and there are so many beautiful places to see in Australia.

There was an added bonus, as they were the only people at Lipton’s Seat that morning.

Sri Lanka Tourism Authority has a plan to attract between four and five million tourists at 2030 (from a plan of 1.5 million in 2023). Given this target, what our guests experienced will be truly a unique experience compared to what is expected in the future.

The photos - just wow!

I asked the guests to share the photos with me so that I could share them with you.

The photos of the sunrise is just wow and spectacular. 

I’m sure you agree.

Getting up early is worth it

We recommend an early start to guests when they stay at GlenMyu Estate. You can have your adventure and exploration early on in the day and enjoy the afternoon at the estate.

You can read more about why you should get up early in our article “The 6 best reasons to wake up early .

Inspired!

I have not seen the sunrise at Lipton’s Seat and seeing these photos and hearing about our guests experience gives me an incentive to do the same.

Hopefully their experience will also inspire and encourage you to see the sunrise at Lipton’s Seat.

Thank you Matt and Millie for sharing your photographs with us at GlenMyu Estate.

Find out more about a stay at GlenMyu Estate

What you will experience.

3 Kingsize Double Bedrooms with Spectacular Views
2 Spacious Lounges with views over the hills below the house
A Natural Spring-Fed Infinity Swimming Pool
5 Acres of land to explore

Delicious bespoke meals freshly prepared by the host
A selection of places to dine

A place to relax and be closer to nature

Within reach of the following tourist sites

Diyaluma Waterfall and Upper Diyaluma Pools
Horton Plains National Park – Mini Worlds End, Worlds End and Bakers Falls
Adisham Bungalow
Lipton Seat
Dambetenna Tea Factory
Bambarakanda Waterfall
Thangamale Bird Sanctuary
Ella Town
9 Arch Bridge
Little Adams Peak
Ravanna Waterfall

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Let's yell Yopp like in Horton hears a Who!

Horton hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who! and Horton Plains - any connection?

Unfortunately I am a little older so I was the wrong generation for Sr Seuss and his book “Horton hears a Who!”. I have nieces and nephews who are keen Dr Seuss fans and I have bought his books for Christmas and Birthday present (or on demand!).

GlenMyu Estate is near to Horton Plains National Park (UNESCO) which is one of our favourite hikes. The trek is 11 kilometres long and takes in Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Baker’s Falls. These three stopping points withe amazing views are the stars of the hike however, for us, the real highlights are the flora and fauna and completing the hike itself. Maybe this is a reflection of our age!

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is high on our list of places we recommend our guest to visit. To date, we have always had guests that have been delighted with our recommendation and understand why we love it. Lots of our guests have come back to GlenMyu Estate with photos of a clearer view of landscape than we have. I remember just seeing a clearest view at Lesser World’s End on our first hike and being covered in clouds at World’s End. It is called a Montane Cloud Forest for a very good reason.

From experience, we always recommend our guests to leave early from GlenMyu Estate, to give them the best opportunity to see a view at both Lesser World’s End and Greater World’s End. Fortunately Baker’s Falls is a decent down some stair within the National Park so you will always see a great view of the beautiful waterfall. 

However, I have heard some locals saying they were disappointed that there wasn’t much water at a particular time of year. i suppose living in the country and being able to visit this wonder often makes you picky about what you see. 

For me however, I was very happy with the flow of water and the beauty before my eyes. I always look at the rocks within the waterfall and think of the constant erosion resulting in an ever-changing natural phenomena. Travellers are looking for unique experiences and little do they realise that there is constant erosion of the rocks. What they see will not be seen by another tourist as the water flow and the water path is constantly changing.

Horton Hears a Who! and Horton Plains National Park

As I didn’t know anything of substance about Dr Suess, his books and the origin of the name of Horton Plains National Park, I thought I should do some “googling’

Lets Yell Yopp

Spoiler alert! If you have not read the book and don’t want the plot revealed, please do not read on.

“Horton Hears a Who!” is a children’s book which was written by Theodor Seuss Geisel under his pen name Dr. Seuss. 

The book was published in 1954 which surprised me. I would have thought I would have come across the book being a child of the mid 1960’s.

Horton is an Elephant and the story tells his adventures of saving a tiny planet on a speck of dust called Whoville. The animals in the Jungle of Nool want to destroy Whoville and try to steal the speck of dust and burn it. 

Horton hears a voice from the speck of dust and discovers that it is the home to a tiny planet hosting a community called Whoville where the Whos live.
The Mayor of Whoville asks Horton to protect them from harm. 

This story has a strong moral message.
The Whos represent the innocent and Horton the Elephant endures mocking and harassment in order to save the planet. 

The significant phrase throughout the book is “a person is a person no matter how small”.

In order to save the planet from the unbelieving animals Horton ask the community in Whoville to make as much noise as they can.
Unfortunately the noise cannot be heard.

Eventually the Mayor carries JoJo to the top of Eiffelberg Tower and he shouts a large “Yopp” which creates enough noise for the kangaroos and the monkeys to hear the Whos. 

Although this is not based upon Sri Lanka it’s funny how there are lots of elements that could relate to this island. We have elephants, jungles and an 870 metre precipice at Horton Plains called Greater World’s End. Maybe I’m just trying to engineer a connection!

Television and a Movie as well

The book was adapted for television in 1970 (I would have been a little too young to have seen this). 

It turns out that, “Horton Hears a Who!” was also an animated movie which was released in 2008 and has Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogan, Will Arnet, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and many other stars voicing the characters. Now I wish I’d seen the movie, but at my age, it’s probably a little too late! It scored 7/10 and 80% of the reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes so maybe I should have a look despite my age!

Horton Plains National Park

It turns out that Horton Plains National Park was actually named after Sir Robert Wilmot Horton (1831-1837) in honour of him being the Governor of Ceylon (the former colonial name for Sri Lanka).

Alas there is no connection between Dr Suess and Horton Plains National Park

Sadly there is no connection between the book and the national park. 

However, maybe we could generate our own connection!

Maybe we could replace the Eiffelberg Tower with Greater World’s End and tourist who know the book could yell “Yopp”, like JoJo when they are standing at the side of the 870 metre prepice to let the outside world know they are there!

Let's yell Yopp like in Horton hears a Who!

GlenMyu Estate - a day trip to Horton Plains National Park.

Lots of our guests at GlenMyu Estate leave early in the morning, with a fabulous packed breakfast prepared by Ruwanthi, to visit Horton Plains.

We are around one hour fifteen minutes drive from the entrance and it takes around three hours to complete the eleven kilometre hike. (off course it’s not a race and you can take longer if you want!)

We love the hike, and this is why it’s joint first with Upper Diyaluma Waterfall  as recommendations to our guests to experience whilst on holiday at GlenMyu Estate.

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Horton Plains Entry Fee 2023

Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka Entry Fee

The Horton Plains entry fee. What is the ticket cost to enter Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka?
Here we provide feedback from some of our guests who have visited the park in 2023. 
Clearly, prices can change and we will update this post during the year as we are told by our guests about any increases. However, here we tell you about the entry cost paid by our guests in May 2023.

UNESCO Heritage Site, Horton Plains National Park, is a favourite day trip from GlenMyu Estate, Beragala, Haputale, Sri Lanka.

Our guests love the feeling of completing the 11 kilometre circular hike where they see Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Baker’s Falls.
There is also an abundance of flora and fauna to see on the hike through this Montane Cloud Forest.

What are the entry costs to Horton Plains?

Entry fees to Horton Plains have changed over the time that we have been visiting this unique experience.

In May 2023, our guests left GlenMyu Estate early in the morning to reach Horton Plains at the best time to try to see a clear view from the precipices at Lesser World’s End & Greater World’s End.
It normally takes around 1 hour 15 to 30 minutes to get to the park entrance.
As our guest leave early we provide a takeaway breakfast to eat on arrival at the park or on the route.

Our guests provided a copy of their entry ticket to the park.
The entry fees totalled 22,597.50 Sri Lankan Rupees.
This cost was for 2 foreign adults.

The copy of the ticket provides the breakdown of the costs.

You can read our BlogPost about our hike in January 2023 to Horton Plains National Park.

What did our guests see at Horton Plains National Park?

Our guests were very lucky to get clear views at both Lesser World’s End & Greater World’s End. It was worth getting up early.
We recommend getting up early for lots of sights and activities when in Sri Lanka and you can read our BlogPost about why here.

In May it tends to rain in the afternoon and our guests were fortunate enough to complete the hike, see the views and get back to relax at GlenMyu Estate in the early afternoon.

As it had been raining the previous evening the water flow at Baker’s Falls was strong which provided a stunning cascade of water.

There are also lots of Flora and Fauna to see in this unique landscape and there are information boards as you travail the hike worth reading.

Our guests were so lucky to see Purple-faced langurs on their walk. We have been to Horton Plains National Park many times but have never seen these unique creatures.

Despite the weather in May and potential rain it is a good time to visit the park as the Rhododendron Arboreum are in bloom only at this time of year.
This has inspired us to also do the hike this month and we will update this post with pictures of our hike.

You can read more about the Rhododendrons at this link.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate and visit Host Plains

If you want to stay in a peaceful part of the Sri Lankan Hill Country whilst you visit Horton Plains, Ella Town Nine Arch bridge, Diyaluma Falls and more Glenmyu Estate is an ideal place for your holiday. 

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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.

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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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