Do NOT Make These Mistakes If You visit Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains.
After passing the security checkpoints at Horton Plains, you come to main trail section which leads to the Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains
We could NOT see the Red Bridge properly due to mist but I managed to click a few photos around the Red Bridge area.
The road from the checkpoint to “Map of the Nature Trail” is built somewhat properly by Rock stones. Man-Made Roads.
“Map of the Nature Trail” of Horton Plain
I personally prefer to have a natural path than man built a road to hike.
When you climb Adam’s Peak, you find this type of trail to walk, man-made trail road.
1. When you reach the “Map of the Nature Trail” location, you have to take a major decision. This entire post is to help you to take that decision.
Since the trail is built in a circular fashion, you can start your hike either way and can come back to the same point where you start.
The entire trail is 9 km. it is not a very easy journey for most people. If you accompanying a few children or unfit adults, you may find more complex issues to handle and overcome.
My experience also says that it is not an easy hike.
What is the best route if you wish to reach Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains
I asked from several foreigners, “What is the Best route” after finishing the Horton plains trail. I asked them if you were to select the trail path again, what would be your selection.
Do you start from the right or left 🙂 at the Map of the Nature Trail. This is a major decision to take. I help you make this decision.
2. 90% of Visitors take the left side road to begin. The first visit mini world’s end, world end, and then Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains, etc.
Every visitor takes this route as this is the recommended route by the many professionals and Tourist Guides.
As I mentioned to you, 9km is not an easy walk. I also got a bit tired after 4km of walking. therefore you have to select the best route if you want to see “Best Part of the Horton Plains” in the first 1/2 of the journey.
Believe me !!!!. when you come to a certain point, you just want to finish the hike as you get tired very soon. you never enjoy the beauty of the Horton Plain after 4km unless you come to a major point like word’s end or mini world’s end.
Therefore it is very important to make the best decision. the decision about which road, are you going to take FIRST.
Before You reach Baker’s Falls
3. The best part of the Horton plains is: Enjoy the atmosphere of the Plain and spend some time in front of the Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains.
If you turn to the left side, you only see the thick jungle that you walk up the World’s end. Let me repeat it again. you only see the Thick Jungle beside the rail. Nothing to enjoy.
Please note that this is what we believe. If you visit the Horton plains.
4.if you take the direct route, the right side of the trail first, then up the World’s end, you find only Plain and Jungle on the top of the mountain.
Horton Plan, it is the definition for a “Plain”.
For me, it was like, Heaven has descended on Earth !!!!
5. If you take the left side trail, when you are close to Baker’s Falls, you have climbed a very steep hill. it is a bit of an adventure and also very tiring activity after walking about 5km.
A lot of Foreigners asked me “Are there any more hills to climb after see Baker’s Falls”.
I did not answer that question. I just smiled with them !!!
The most scenic plain of the Horton Plain located in-between Baker’s Falls and “Map of Nature Trial”. you have to spend a lot of time in these locations than in other places.
In Front of the Fall
6. Most of the visitors, just take a photo of Chimney Pool and walk away rather than spending some time around it as they are dead tired after walking 9km.
If you take the left road, you would miss this valuable experience. we spent at least 45 minutes around the Chimney Pool. Most of the people set up the campsites around Chimney Pool. it is a very beautiful place to relax and enjoy.
If you take the left road, then you can enjoy the Chimney Pool campsite area and Baker’s Fall first.
7. Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains is the widest waterfall in Sri Lanka. you have to see this first before World’s End with relaxed eyes.
When you get closer, you hear the water gushing sound of the Baker’s Falls.
When you reach Baker’s Falls, you will be stunned. it was indescribable.
What Beauty!!!!. How come, nature is so beautiful.
I am sure, I would have added a couple of years to my life just being there 🙂
As usual, I clicked many photos but did not come up well as I did not notice that there were a lot of water vapors settled on the camera lens.
Please be careful about your electronic gadgets. The atmosphere is filled with water vapors.
You need to clean your camera lenses several times when you take your photos as a lot of water capers settle on your camera lens.
There is a stage that you can stand and watch the Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains. It is quite a spacious place. It is a two-story stage.
Some Important Notes
Let’s say, If you are an adventurer, you could go down to the foot of Baker’s fall. there is a trail that leads to Baker’s fall feet.
If you go there during the monsoons, be careful as the water stream is very rough and steady.
This is my personal advice, If you really want to relax the mind and body, the stage view is more than enough. It is up to you to decide whether you want to go down on the trail to Baker’s Fall.
Take the Right turn. Do not follow others. First, enjoy the Horton Plains and enjoy the Baker’s Falls in Horton Plains natural beauty before you get tired.