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Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. It was designated a national park in 1988 and It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya

, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.There are three major rivers in Horton Plains namely, Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. Horton Plains also features several species of birds and plants that are endemic to the area. And another highlight of it is Baker’s fall, which is a welcome waterhole to cool off after the overwhelming climb to World’s End. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting many tourists around the world.