Central Highlands

Hill country, tea plantation, Nuwara eliya

The most recent addition to the World heritage site in Sri Lanka by UNESCO is Central Highlands which is situated in the south-central part of the Island. It is another awe-inspiring biodiversity hotspot. This Central Highlands rises to 2500 meters above sea level. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. Nuwara Eliya is considered as the capital city of Central Highlands.  And also this is the home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna several endangered species lurking in the greenery as you explore.

Top things to explore in Highlands

·         Nuwara eliya
·         Piduruthalagala
·         Horton plains national park and World’s end
·         Knuckles Conservation forest
·         Haggala Botanical gardens
·         Devon waterfalls
·         St. Clair’s waterfall, etc…

Piduruthlagala: The tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, Pidurutalagala (Mountain Pedro in English) also located close to the Nuwara Eliya city and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Highlands.

Horton plains national park and World’s end: This national park was designated in 1988 as a national park in Central Highlands. Horton plains located is located at an elevation of 2,100–2,300 m and encompasses montage grassland and cloud forest. Major attractions when trekking Horton plains such as Baker's Falls and the two spectacular panoramic view points called “Big World’s End” and “Little World’s End”.

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