Hortain Plains

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Welcome to Hortain Plains

Traditionally called as Maha-Eliya was founded by Sir Robert Hortain, the British Governor in 1831-37 . Established as a nature reserve in 1969 and a National Park in 1988. Hortain Plains is situated in the hills of Sri Lanka, which is approximately 32 Km from Nuwara-Eliya . At a height of approx. 2300 meters, the land area it covers is 3159 hectares. The popular “Word’s End” with drop of 275 meters and the big “World’s End” with a drop of 885 meters is situated at Hortain Plains. The average temperature of 15ºc – 22ºc. It is home for Samber and endemic birds of Sri Lanka.