Horton Plains, its surroundings forests and the adjoining peak Wilderness, constitute Sri Lanka’s most important catchment area of almost all major rivers. The plains are also of outstanding scenic beauty and conservation importance, containing most of the habitats and endemic plants and animals representatives of the country’s wet and montane zones. The western slopes support the most extensive area of montane cloud forest surviving in the country.
Lies about 32Km south of Nuwara Eliya in the central High lands of central Province.
Horton Plains can be reached by any of these all roads. - Via Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela and Pattipola (32 Km) - Via Haputhale or Welimada, Boralanda, Ohiya (38Km) - Nwara Eliya, Hakgala, Rendapola, Ambewela, Pattipola (38Km)
Adventurous visitors can trek into the park along the Thalawakele – Agarapatana – Diyagama and Belihyoya – Nagarak trails.