Nuwaraeliya & Horton plains
Discovered and developed as a hill sort for its collection of forests and meadows and the salubrious climate Nuwaraeliya became a quaintly cloned English village. The red roofed Post Office, the granite edifice of the Hill Club, an 18 hole Golf Course, A picturesque lake and a Race Course made it a surreal Surrey village with many famous attractions and hidden treasures which are away from the tourist beaten track. They await your discovery.
Nuwaraeliya is conveniently covered under the shadows of the tallest mountains of the island with all attractions of scenic beauty, adventure and curious conundrums of nature are within easy reach.. Hiking and Trekking are not possibilities. They are opportunities not to be missed. Nuwaraeliya is the convenient base to explore the curious conundrums of nature found in the central hills of Sri Lanka. It has a unique arrangement of plateaus, ridges intermontane basins and valleys. Its four montain ranges are Pidurutalagala2, 524-metre (8,281 ft) Krigalpoththa (2,388 m (7,835 ft) Thotupola Kanda 2357m 7,737ft) Adams peak (2,243 metres7,359 ft) Namunukula (2016-metres 6617ft) the Haputale ridge and Horton plains.
Horton plains are a plateau with a unique and fragile eco system located 2,150m above sea level. These tranquil grassy woodlands endlessly swept by crisp ,sharp , biting winds is home to endemic highland birds, leopards and Sāmbhar deer. Horton Plains covers a land area of 3,160 hectares (12.2 sq mi) . It contains the most extensive part of cloud forest in Sri Lanka. Considered the most prized watershed of the country it holds the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani and Walawe. The plateau drops abruptly by 1650 meters at the “Worlds End” the only plausible description that fits the frightening abyss below, often covered by a mystic mist. On a clear day it offers a spectacular view that extends up to the distant Indian Ocean.