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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Horton plains

103 miles from Colombo, via Agarapathana and Diyagama, and 128 miles via Ambewela and Pattipola.18 miles from Nuwara eliya.Sri lanka's highest plateau, at an elevation of 7000 ft. in the central is the last remaining montane forest in sri Lanka and has species of fauna and flora found  nowhere else in the world,cool, bracing climate.very scenic region.fine walking country with vistas to tempt you round each bend in the road. fishing especially for rainbow trout is good here.

bakers falls

 you are certain to see the bear monkey a protected animal indigenous to sri Lanka and found only in this region.the plains  have been declared a sanctuary for wild life .Horton Plains is also good country for naturalist, for many rare species of plant life are found here. you might even discover a completely new one.

The mist comes to world's end
you cannot possibly visit the plains and not see its highest spot,literally, "World's End" where the land falls dizzily at your feet, a drop of 3000 feet,Nature Reserve opens from 6 a.m to 6p.m. Permits should be obtained from Dept. of Wild Life Conversation.

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