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Timings : 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Time Required : January to August, during this period, one can see nature in full bloom here. Still, on a hot, humid day, the spray from the falls is refreshing.

Entry Fee : Locals - LKR 60, Foreigners LKR 4,000

Baker's Falls, Horton Plains National Park Overview

Baker's Fall is a famous waterfall named after Sir Samuel Baker, who was a renowned explorer. It is in Horton Plains National Park (2000 metres above sea level), Sri Lanka. The Fall is about 66 feet high and is on a tributary of the BelihulOya. After one's hike to Big World's End (a cliff in the national park which offers expansive views over a plateau that drops almost 880 meters vertically down) and Little World's End (300-meter landscape drop), the sound of gushing water acts as an invitation to the hikers.

Surrounded by fern bushes, the waterfall is an audio and visual delight because of the rumbling water and the sound of birds chirping. After a 9.5 kilometre walk in Horton's plain, the fall is an ideal and refreshing place to stopover, relax peacefully and take some memorable clicks from the viewing platform at the falls.

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Tips

  • To reach the falls, one has to climb through the forests, holding trees and supporting their feet on roots, so make sure you carry proper gear, comfortable and hiker-friendly clothes along with appropriate sports shoes.
  • Start early in the morning, i.e. at 6:00 AM -7:00 AM.
  • Carry raincoat, snacks, and some water.
  • Plastic is not allowed inside the parks, though one can take water bottles after removing its label and cap ring.
  • The area near the falls is quite chilling, and one may carry a light sweater or warmer.

Things to do

The nearby places that can be seen are the mini world's end, world's end, Baker's Fall, Chimini pool. For nature lovers, this place gives an endless biodiversity endless grasslands, clean streams flowing through valleys accompanied by dynamic weather, mist and sunlight. Apart from that, this place is also a treat for wildlife photographers who find the majestic Sambhur Deer and rare and endangered Purple-faced leaf monkey.

How To Reach Baker's Falls

One can visit Baker's falls by taking a right from the starting point or the starting stone of Horton's plane trail. On the 8.7 kilometres hike of Horton's planes, the Fall is reached after the 'Mini world's end' and 'World's End' from the right. Otherwise, it is the other way round from left, i.e. Baker's falls come first, but one has to climb upwards to reach the falls, and it is a more difficult and exhausting journey.

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