Horton Plains & World’s End
If you want get that silent, strange feel that you have arrived the end of the world, the trek towards and within Horton Plains National Park up until the World’s End, is one of the best ways you could. Hike upwards to the Sri Lanka’s second and third largest mountain peaks Kirigalpoththa and Thotupala Kanda and explore via the plains covered with wild grasslands, sudden patches of forestry, rocky outcrops and waterfalls and lakes surrounded by the mist.
While you trek across exploring all the beauty and tranquility everything suddenly comes to an end. That is what the world calls World’s End which drives down 880 meters and often covered with mist – especially in the rainy seasons of April to September.
Try to visit the World’s End around 6.00-10.00 in the morning before the clouds visit it, and you will be amazed to spot the miniature villages, tea plantations, maybe vehicles moving from up there until the southern coast. Pick up a sweater with you and wear long trousers if it is an evening or early morning but make sure you take sun shady hat with you as the plains get heated easily, mostly from January to March.