Horton Plains National Park

Posted on February 12, 2018
CategoryNational Parks
LocationNuwara Eliya
Status Closed nowOpens at 06:00:AM today

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a guaranteed locale in the central great nations of Sri Lanka and is anchored by montane prairie and cloud boondocks. This level at a rise of 2,100– 2,300 meters (6,900– 7,500 ft) is well in biodiversity and various types discovered here are endemic to the region. This region was relegated a national stop in 1988. It is moreover a predominant vacationer objective and is masterminded 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) from the world acclaimed Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometers (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

The Horton Plains are the headstreams of three vital Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the fields are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone gadgets returning to Balangoda culture have been found here. The fields’ vegetation is prairies mixed with montane timberland and joins various endemic woody plants. Tremendous hordes of Sri Lankan sambar deer incorporate as would be expected warm blooded animals and the entertainment focus is furthermore an main Bird Area with various types endemic to Sri Lanka and additionally bound to the Horton Plains. Woodlands die back is one of the noteworthy risks to the amusement focus and a couple of examinations prescribe that it is caused by a trademark ponder.

Location: Central province, Sri Lanka

Nearest City: Ohiya and Nuwara-Eliya

Area: 31.6 km² (3160 hectare)

Flora: Nearly 750 species of plants belonging to 20 families

Fauna: 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, 09 species of reptiles and 08 species of amphibians.

Management: Department of Wildlife Conservation

Established: 1969

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