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Trip Location: Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. The original name of the area was Maha Eliya Thenna - great open plain.
About the Activity:Explore Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site with this guided walking tour. The journey begins at approximately 06:00 am as you get picked up from your hotels in Nuwara Eliya and proceed to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relish the cedar site perched on the edge of the Central Highlands midway between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale.
Enjoy your lunch at the Summer Hill Breeze Hotel. Visit the Tea Plantation and Pedro Tea Factory to learn about tea production and engage with a tea plucking experience. End your trip at around 05.30 pm by getting dropped off to your hotel.Meals:
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The average cost of a package with a visit to the Horton Plains National Park and Pedro Tea Factory is INR 3500. These packages generally include hotel pickup and drop, meals, transportation, activities and guide charges.
The approximate time for the completion of this activity is 11.5 hours. The activity includes a guided walking tour through the Horton Plains National Park, lunch and a visit to the Pedro tea factory and plantation.
The activity covers a visit to the Horton Plains National Park, a walk through the tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, a visit to the Pedro Tea Factory. The Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in central Sri Lanka. It is a popular tourist destination that is rich in biodiversity and famous for its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Stone tools from the Mesolithic Balangoda culture are found here.
The World’s End Horton Plains is a very popular tourist attraction in the Horton Plains region. The Pedro tea factory dates back to 1885. The tour of the factory involves a guide taking you through the intricate process of tea making from the cultivation of the tea plant to the harvesting of the leaves and the gradation and processing into final packaging.
There is also a shopping section where you can shop for your favourite grade and flavour of tea. You can also get involved in the tea leaf plucking process and try your hand at plucking fresh tea leaves right off the plant in the scenic tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya is well connected with major cities like Colombo and Kandy by train and bus routes. Colombo is 180 Kms from Nuwara Eliya and there is a good frequency of buses plying in between this route.
Since Nuwara Eliya has no train station,your trip to see the famous tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya by train will be through a place called Nanuoya which is at a distance of 6 Kms from Nuwara Eliya. One can easily find cabs or tuk-tuks to reach Nuwara Eliya from Nanuoya train station.
The general items to be carried for this activity are:
- A camera to capture your memories forever.
- Water bottle to quench your thirst.
- Sunglasses to beat the glare.
- Sunscreen lotion.
The other inclusions in the Horton Plains National Park are:
- Pickup and drop-off from your hotel anywhere in Nuwara Eliya
- Horton Plains National Park fees
- Lunch at Summer
- Hill Breeze Hotel
- An Amazing Tea Plucking experience
- A Professional English Speaking Driver
- All government taxes as applicable
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