We stayed at a boutique hotel called Villa Glenloch from where it is took us around one and half hours to reach Horten Plains. We had a hired car. The drive was very scenic. Interesting fact is we passed through Pattipola which we were told is the highest railway station in Sri Lanka. Horten Plains is a very popular World Heritage site. It is a grassland plateau and has some very unique vegetation endemic to the area. The famous World’s End (the southern part of the plateau drops sharply) is to be found in this National Park but we could not go there due to shortage of time and also because we reached much later in the day whereas views from World’s End are best – free of mist – at dawn when the sun is just rising. Never the less there are fascinating treks that one can take and we did one right till the Chimney Pool. We understand the plains are very popular with bird watchers as there are some species only to be found in Horten Plains. The entrance fee for foreigners is pretty steep and you have to pay for your vehicle too. Ascertain the latest fees before you go. Also getting a place to park your car is tricky. We saw lines and lines of cars and so be prepared to walk additionally to reach your car over and above the treks you want to take here.