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Pick-Up & Drop
Trip Location: Ella
05:45 am: You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to the railway station.
08:30 am: On arrival at Ohiya Station, you will be picked up and driven to the Horton plains.
09:30 am: Arrive at the Horton Plains and walk along the park's nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End with your guide.
01:30 pm: Take a break and enjoy your packed lunch.
02:30 pm: You will be taken back to the hotel.
04:30 pm: Arrive back to your hotel.
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The average cost of a package with a visit to the Horton Plains National Park is INR 4200. These packages generally include hotel pickup and drop, meals, transportation, activities and guide charges. The Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in central Sri Lanka.
The package comes with free train tickets for a short scenic train journey along with a mesmerizing nature walk in the Horton Plains.
The approximate time for the completion of this activity is 10.5 hours. The activity includes a guided walking tour through the Horton Plains National Park to the World’s End viewpoint and lunch. The train journey to Ohiya station is a very memorable activity.
The train routes in Sri Lanka are from the colonial era and pass through some beautiful valleys, hills, bridges, and waterfalls. The activity involves a nature walk through the windswept grasslands, lakes and forest thickets in the Horton Plains National Park to a major tourist attraction known as the World’s End. How much time will be required to complete this entire activity?
The activity involves a visit to the famous Horton Plains National Park and a walk to the Horton Plains World’s End viewpoint with a short train journey to Ohiya station. The national park is a popular tourist destination that is rich in biodiversity and famous for its mountain grasslands and cloud forests.
Stone tools from the Mesolithic Balangoda culture are found here. The Horton Plains World’s End is a very popular tourist attraction in the Horton Plains region as it is a photogenic spot on a cliff overlooking a huge drop.
By Taxi/Private transfers : The road journey by car takes around 3.5 hours to cover the distance of 236 km and is the most convenient and hassle-free option compared to train and bus journeys.
By Bus : There are no direct busses or trains available from Colombo airport to Ella. Traveling by bus involves transfers to the domestic airport bus stop and then getting a bus to Ella or Kandy from there.
By Train : Travelling by train involves transfers to the Colombo Fort Train Station and then boarding a train on the Colombo-Badulla route which is a journey of 8-9 hours.
The common items to be carried for the Horton Plains activity to make it more memorable are :
- A camera to capture your memories forever.
- Water bottle to quench your thirst.
- Sunglasses to beat the glare.
- Sunscreen lotion.
Some of the other inclusions in the Horton Plains activity that make it a perfect tourist package are :
- Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Ella
- The picturesque and scenic train journey from Ella / Bandarawela to Ohiya
- Horton Plains National Park fees
- A Professional English Speaking Guide
- Refreshments and water bottles
- All government taxes as applicable.
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