Black Forest Haputale Nature Trail

Black forest is a forest reserve and is located in Haputale, Sri Lanka. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 1597 metres.

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Haputale Rock

Prabhawa Mountain day View Point National Park is a frequent stop for travellers in Sri Lanka. A rocky bumpy path, covered with fallen leaves leads you to the helm of Haputale Mountain. And the spectacular panoramic view from the view point, 1,750 m above sea level, is definitely worth the climb. As you are hiking through tea fields, the rich flora and fauna will keep your cameras clicking non-stop. Monkeys, butterflies, woodpeckers, and other animals are here to greet you time to time on your journey. There is a Hindu and a Buddhist temple within the National Park as well. With the sky under your feet, you will be literally on top of the world. It is time to get your hiking boots on and explore this picturesque place.

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Eagle Rock, Thotulagala

Thotulagala, Haputale. Enjoy best views over tea estates, mountains, southern plains of Sri Lanka and a 700 m deep abyss! Lipton Seat (photo), the southcoast, jungle, Yala and Udawalawe NP can be seen from here. Once you watch the amazing flight of of the Ceylon Eagle, you will understand why this lovely place got this name. Enjoy a view better than Horton Plains, Worlds End. And best of all - it´s free of charge.

Elevation 1430m 3km from haputale

Dambethanne to Lipton Seat Walk

To hike to the lookout, take the signed narrow paved road from the Dambatenne Tea Factory and climb about 8km through lush tea plantations. It's also possible to drive up – tuk-tuks charge around Rs 2500 return from Haputale. Look forward to the company of Tamil tea pickers going off to work as you walk uphill. Enterprising locals sell drinks and snacks at the top.

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Thangamale Bird Sanctuary Treck

Nestled high in the lush green hill country of Sri Lanka, the Thangamale Bird Sanctuary may be one of the lesser known nature reserves in the country, however, it certainly does not lack in giving the wildlife junkie and adventure thrill seeker a unique experience. Boasting of some of the more endemic and rare birds of Sri Lanka, along with other wildlife, the bird sanctuary serves to be an idyllic setting for the hardcore birder and wildlife enthusiast. Coupled with some of the more serene views of the central highlands draped in a cascade of lush greenery, the sanctuary also serves to be ideal for the one looking for that perfect scenery, making it all the more enticing for the wide eyed traveller.

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Devil’s Staircase

Around the world are several natural and man-made formations that have earned the name ‘the Devil’s Staircase’. Amongst them Sri Lanka has one of the most dangerous. This famous route is a 14km long trail of sharp zig-zag twists that are extremely steep and difficult, but quite thrilling to travel. The trail begins from the Horton Plains road in beautiful Ohiya and passes through tea estates to the region of Kalupahana on the A4 Main Road; or vice versa. You can also chose end the trail near Bambarakanda Falls; a kilometer or so before Kalupahana.
The Devil’s Staircase can be hiked or traversed by a 4WD vehicle as it is quite uneven in some places despite having a reasonable width. The route also features some breathtaking sceneries and other interesting things to see.

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Wangedigala and Wangedikanda belong to the mountain range which takes pride in holding the 13th highest mountain in the country, Gonmolliya. The views are amazing from Wangedigala which spans towards Beragala, Horton Plains, Balathoduwa, Gonmolliya, Samanala wewa, Haputale, Udaweriya and many lush green forests. This is rated as a moderately difficult level hike.

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Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the world famous Ohiya Gap/Dondra Watch and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya.

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Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail

Thotupola Kanda, also sometimes referred as the Thotupola Peak or Thotupola Mountain, is the third highest mountain in Sri Lanka situated in Nuwara Eliya district 2,357 m (7,733 ft) above mean sea level. Mountain is placed within the Horton Plains National Park. About two kilometers long trail is there to the top of the mountain that starts few metres away from the Pattipola entrance to the Horton Plains National Park. Most part of the mountain surface is covered with shrubs adapted to the cool and windy climate of Horton Plains National Park. Strobilanthes,Osbeckia and Rhodomyrtus species grown as shrubs are common among them.

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