The view was so compelling that it urged me to take a dip under the waterfall. But there was a problem, there was no defined path to reach the fall. Anyhow, I removed my shoes, tied them to my bag and made my way through. I did stumble in between due to the presence of algae on the rocks but somehow I reached the point of bliss. I removed my clothes and jumped into the pool, feeling the love of nature. Once done, I came back to the highway from where I started the climb for the Ramboda Waterfall and asked a local for the direction to the 'Hanuman Temple'. He said that I need to walk 2 Kilometres straight and I would reach my destination. And so I started walking....
Many endemic plants grow here and the hike goes meandering into grasslands, cloud forests, Baker Falls and beautiful alpine meadows. The area is home to three of Sri Lanka's main rivers and many streams reflect endless open sky in patches. The World's End is spectacular and on clear days, the strip of blue ocean is visible from the altitude. An important birding area, the protected area is surrounded by hills which are dotted with tea plantations, diary farms and wind mills. A beautiful area for bird watchers, nature lovers and hikers, Horton Plains had been the highlight of my Sri Lanka trip. Most tour agencies in Nuwara Eliya offer day trips to Horton Plains and packed lunches are a good idea. It is an easy hike, mostly flat and can be done by everybody. An hour's drive from Nuwara Eliya takes you to the gates of Horton Plains and most excursions include the entrance fee.