Horton Plains by cgayashanw


									The most famous place of foreigners in Sri Lanka is Horton plains.It is a
national park in the highlands of Sri Lanka.Horton plains are at
Nuwaraeliya, Badulla and Rathnapura districts.It lies about 20 km south
of Nuwara Eliya and 20 km west of Haputale.This area is high more than
2300m above from sea level.The average temperature in this area is about
16 C. There are two main entrances to this plain.Those are Pattipola
entrance via Nuwaraeliya and Ambewela or Ohiya entrance via Welimada or
Bandarawela.You can reach Horton plains through Bandarawela or Nuwara
Eliya which is about 2 hour drive.The Horton Plains are the headwaters of
three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe.Water of
this place is very cold and very pure.Earlier this place is identified as
‘Maha Eliya’. Eliya means Plains and Maha means Big. In this case real
meaning of this name is a Large Plain.
Horton plains surrounded most popular and important mountains.They are
Kirigalpottha Mountain and Totupola Mountain.Once you reach Horton plains
you can visit the worlds end which is a 4000 feet straight vertical
drop.Baker’s waterfall is popular waterfall which is at Horton Plains.If
you will visit Sri Lanka don't miss this place.

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