Horton Plains is located on the southern plateau of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. The name Horton Plains comes from the the british governor of ceylon during 1831 to 1837, Sir Robert Wilmot Horton. Though the main focus of Horton plains is on the World’s end Horton Plains national park is one of the few places where visitors actually have the freedom to walk though the national park on designated trails.
Horton Plains has a very montane ecosystem around it and it the average annual temperature is around 14 to 16 Celsius. During the dry season, the temperature drops to around 5 Celsius during the day and strong Gale winds are common, during the night Frost is very common.
Horton Plains National park is home to a wide range of wildlife. You can finf leopards, monkeys, boars and sambar deer. But the area is very popular for its birds. It is indeed a paradise for birdwatchers. You can find many birds who are unique only to Sri Lanka here.