Slender Loris - Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya - Sri Lanka
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This off road drive to Horton Plains could start at 5.30 AM or around 2 PM. From Nuwara Eliya there are two ways one could drive to Horton Plains. As the passenger vehicles usually are not covered with insurance to drive off-road, our drivers have been advised not to drive inside this National Park.

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About this trekking

Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
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Best time of the day to start : Early morning or Early afternoon
Starting point : From your accommodation in Nuwara Eliya
Starting time : 5.30 AM / 2 PM
Finishing time  11.30 AM / 7 PM
Whole excursion hrs
: 6
Total Kms driven/tracked : 60 Kms Driven / 17 KM tracked

Restrictions : Do not leave plastics behind. Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : Safari Jeep / Entrance tickets / All Gov tax.

Extra : Binoculars are available for 7 USD

Feedback us : Our drivers and service providers are advised not to promote any other activities or nudge you for shopping. Please leave your feedback on Google.

Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera

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Maha Eliya (Horton Plains) - 2,100–2,388m

Slender Loris - Sri LankaMaha Eliya (plain) is known as Horton Plains today and it is famous for accommodating World's End and  Baker's Falls within its premises. The country's main rivers get their birth at this place too.  

The peaks of Kirigalpoththa, 7,835 ft (2,388 m), and Thotupola Kanda, 7,732 ft (2,357 m), the second and the third highest mountain-peaks respectively, are situated within this National Park. The rocks found in the park belong to the Archaean age (Relating to or denoting the aeon that constitutes the earlier, or middle, part of the Precambrian, in which there was no life on the earth).  

Sambar Deer and Elk could be spotted in Maha Eliya. Calotes Nigrilabris (Black-lipped Lizard) is an endemic specie that could only be spotted within this National Park. Mountain Slender Lorises (pictured) are too thriving in this park, Zoological Society of London has found recently. 

Some are very critical of high entrance fee charged at the entrance of this park and its poor facilities. That includes lack of information, roadside directions and clean toilet facilities. While we share those concern with you within reason we welcome your criticism to local authorities through us.

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