Sri Lanka: Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving the beautiful ecosystem of the cloud forest of the Sri Lankan highlands. The plateau averages 2100–2300m (6900–7500 feet) above sea level. It’s chilly and cloudy up here with fog and precipitation present almost all the time. The flora and fauna of the plateau is unique and many plants and animals are endemic, with several blooming rhododendron species found nowhere else on earth. It’s great for day-long hikes across the cloud forest and grasslands to the precipitous edge of the plateau points and overlooks, like World’s End (next post).