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Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : January to March

Entry Fee : LKR 3000 approx.

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Worlds End, Horton Plains National Park Overview

With a drop of more than 800 metres, World’s End is an escarpment within the Horton Plains National Park. A popular vantage point among locals and tourists alike, the vistas of the surrounding misty hills, tea plantations and the buildings at World’s End are nothing short of jaw-dropping.

A long but beautiful hike amid the wilderness with sightings of Mini World’s End, Baker Falls and myriad flora and fauna leads you to World’s End. Linger at the viewing platform and relish the mesmerizing scenery. Without a doubt, the views at the World’s End are amongst the best that Sri Lanka has to offer.

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Hiking to World’s End

The most popular hiking trail to World’s End and back is a 9 km long loop that lasts for two to three hours but is not very exhausting. The hike to the vantage point is immensely scenic, and you can visit a couple of the park’s attractions along the way—Mini World’s End and Baker Falls. Mini World’s End is another viewpoint with a relatively smaller drop and the impressive Baker Falls, which is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka. There is another trail that is less tiring but takes you to World’s End as the last attraction on the path.

World’s End Timings and Entry Fee

The timings of World’s End are from 6 AM to 6 PM. The entry fee to the viewpoint is a part of the ticket to the Horton Plains National Park.

Best Time To Visit World’s End

The best time to visit World’s End is from January to March; these are typically the driest months of the year. Visit the viewpoint in the wee hours of the morning, preferably between 6 AM to 9 AM for stunning views of the verdant landscape without the mist hindering them; the site becomes rather busy after 10 AM. It is best to avoid the weekends and public holidays as the trails can become quite crowded.

During the offseason, which is usually from April to September, the clouds almost always obscure the views.

Tips For Visiting World’s End

1. Wear sturdy running shoes for the trek to the viewpoint.
2. Carry warm clothing as the weather at the park is pretty unpredictable, and it is often cold at the cliff.
3. Check out the map of the trails at the entrance before you choose a path that takes you towards World’s End.

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