Hello Everyone! Today, I am going to tell you about one of my favorite places around the world. 5 years ago, when I was about 7 years old, I visited an amazing place called 'Horton Plains,' which is located in central highlands of Sri Lanka. Me and my family went there early in the morning hoping to see all the things, but since it was a bit foggy and misty, we couldn't see anything clearly. However, we didn't have to wait that longer, because the sun shone brightly after few minutes, making the mist run away. Do you want to know about its weather? Well then, imagine of the cold wind passing by, making you feel like you are flying in the sky!
I have heard that there are many types of species in Horton Plains, but unluckily, all I saw was a huge Sri lankan sambar deer, who was sneaking around to steal our food, a purple faced monkey, and a grizzled giant squirrel who is the national animal of Sri Lanka. I am sure that you are going to love the plants such as forest canopy, myrtaceae, lauraceae, orchidaceae and ochlandra.
There are 2 wonderful waterfalls that I have seen in Horton Plains. Baker's Falls is the waterfall formed by Belihul water stream, a tributary of the Walawe river is named after Sir Samuel Baker, a hunter and explorer, who attempted to establish a European agricultural settlement at Nuwara Eliya. Baker falls are 20 meters high. Slab Rock Falls is the other waterfall which is also well known in Horton Plains. But honestly, I like Baker Falls than the Slab Rock Falls.
Have you ever seen to the end of the world? Of course you can't see, because our planet is round. But in Horton Plains, you can see the end of the world! Don't believe me? Read more to know about it. In Horton Plains, there is a place called 'World's End.' It is a sheer cliff, with a drop of about 4,000 feet! You can have a fantastic view from up there. Well, I wasn't that brave enough to go to the edge and see it, even if my parents told me that it is perfect. Did I mention that I am afraid of heights? If you are also scared, you can simply go to the Small World's End. It is 1 km away from the main cliff and it is a smaller cliff with a 1,000 feet drop.The Indian Ocean, which is 81 km away to the south, can be seen on clear days from there.
I enjoyed my visit so much! If you want to have a great experience just like me, go ahead and visit Horton Plains. How did you like my post? Don't forget to share your great thoughts with me!
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