Horton Plains – Worlds End, Little Worlds End and Bakers Falls

Worlds End is based atop Nuwara Eliya at an altitude of some 2,300 meters and within the mysterious Horton Plains National Park. Worlds End is a major tourist attraction to Sri Lanka and reflects a sheer cliff face that plummets by some 800-900 meters to the bottom, with panoramic views and on a clear day you could see Adam’s Peak and the Indian Ocean. About a kilometer away from Worlds End you will find ‘little’ Worlds End that has a similar cliff face of about 300 meters downwards. The National Park has many types of bird species, deer and possibly some leopard with a great variety of alluring flora and fauna. The trek is not challenging and very enjoyable. It’s best to visit the park early in the mornings, as clouds can roll in by mid morning.

Whilst in the National Park, don’t miss visiting the cascading Bakers Falls which was named after a British explorer Sir Samuel Baker, a most interesting individual. The water course of the Bakers Falls is the Belihul Oya, originating from the Horton Plains. Although the falls are not overly high, but some 20-22 meters, it’s very beautiful to observe from different vantages.