One of the best place to have a panoramic view of mountains in Sri Lanka. Recently opened attraction in Nuwaraeliya with different kind of experience to the travelers. The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns. It is a Wide open area with the chances of seeing wild boars, cows, buffaloes, deer and also a total of 105 bird species are recorded in the area of which 16 are endemic to Sri Lanka.
At the viewpoint, you will be able to see the peak point of 9 mountains in Sri Lanka on a clear day. Which are they? , Pidurutalaga (highest peak), Single Tree Mountain, Kikiliyamana Mountain, Great Western Mountain, Konical Hill Mountain, Kirigalpoththa Mountain (2nd highest peak), Thotupola Mountain (6th highest peak), Hakgala Mountain and Namunukula Mountain. Mornings and evening excursions are the ideal time to visit this place.
Location is close to the city, roughly 2.5km to the entrance from the Nuwaraeliya town. Once you reach the Moon Plains office, you are supposed to reserve a safari jeep to ascend moon plains. The chargers for a Jeep from locals are around LKR 2000 for 45min – 1 hour and 5-7 people can travel.
Ticket price: Rs.50 for Locals and Rs. 400 for foreigners