Top 10 Tips If You Plan to Visit Horton Plains

Top 10 Tips to Remember Based on My Experience If you Visit Horton Plains

As we planned to visit Horton Plains early morning, everybody got up at 5:00AM.

I came out of room at 6:00AM and I was waiting on the road until others come.


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It was very very misty morning. I was so thrilled to see the morning fog but my friends were bit upset as they thought they would not be able to see Horton Plains beauty properly 🙂

Things can happen but we must move forward with the obstacle !!!!. Everything is a great experience and everything happens for a good reason. this is what I believe

Anyway ,,,, !!!! Lets Visit Horton Plains


Karunadasa Rest Rooms at Pattipola gave us packed lunch and B’fast. It was a great help. we took our bottled water along with us.

I advised everybody  not take heavy bags as we had to  hike 9km at the Horton Plains and also not to take  many snacks to eat while hiking.

Be aware of  These: Do not take too many things in your bag: Have a small sack. It has to be very light. you can keep your what ever necessary in the vehicle. You would not be able to work properly  if you take too may things in your bag.

You get very tired, if you take too many things in your bag. Believe me this is the truth 🙂

As humans we are  so greedy that we want to take everything along with us. We take too many food to eat but we can NOT eat all these things. Do remember this !!!!!!

The objective of hiking is NOT to eat and drink only so just  carrying  very few snack would be enough.

We all left Karunadasa Rest Rooms at Pattipola at 6:45AM. It was a beautiful morning for me as where ever you look,you can only see the fog 🙂 .

Cold & Misty atmosphere @@@###$$$$++++!!! . We are on the way to Visit Horton Plains with our nagging Driver 🙂

What a beautiful serounding to relax your mind and body .

It was a such amazing feeling

Anyway, we reached Horton Plains at  7:00AM.



When we reached the Main Gate of the Horton Plains, we could NOT see the entrance properly.

How can we visit Horton Plains!!!! NOW !!!!

We got off from the vehicle to buy the tickets at the entrance and I was stunned by the atmosphere.

Of course for a guy who come from Europe or any other cold country, you may not enjoy this atmosphere as you may hate it or it is a daily experience 🙂

I guess, temperature was 15C and very thick mist. you can not even see each other.


We were very hungry so we ate our B’fast in front of the Horton Plains main gate and couple of guys peed also.

Please note that there is no place  to pee and it is up to you find the places for it, if you need to pee.

The best advice, do not pollute the environments 🙂

While we were eating, a couple of foreigners came with the Tourist Guides.

Please read the rest of story carefully.

As I mentioned to you, the atmosphere filled with the thick fog.

One of the Chinees couples wanted to buy the entrance ticket but Tour guide did not want to.



Tour Guide told me to tell them that “it is not good time to visit Horton Plains due this thick fog as they can not see anything in Horton Plains” but I told the Chinees couple that, it is quite ok to more forward as the fog will clear very soon.

I told the Chinese couple to tell the Tour guide to switch on the head light of the vehicle so that he can drive the vehicle properly.

They did not understand what I told. then they asked me “ Are you going in side and it is safe”

I told them that we are going and it is quite safe to go.


Guide  did not like what I have told but I had to tell the truth. 🙂

We took tickets and slowly move forward. We did not go fast as driver could not see the road properly. we switched head lights and the Fog lights of the vehicle.

Please note that , once you take the entrance ticket, you have to drive another 3-4 km to reach the main entrance.


We did not see anything beside the road, until we reach the main entrance of the Horton Plains.

So we got off the vehicle and packed our bags with Lunch packs. We took a couple of cellophane bags. I took one cellophane bag to rap my iPhone in case of rain, I can seal the iPhone with the cellophane bag.

I had a bad experience while I was climbing Adams Peak. My iPhone got wet and had to repair.

So we all slowly passed the main gate and came to  the check point of the Horton Plains.


There was lady and man to check our stuff.

We told them that we had packed lunch, bottle of water and told them that  there are no snacks with us.

They said, they can NOT allowed us to take packed lunch. you can not eat rice and take any polithin base stuff.

Hmm…!!!!. What shall we do?

They advised us to keep our lunch packs in the vehicle and told us to take some snacks in paper bags.

They also removed the label of the bottled of water.

Dilen went back to keep our lunch in the vehicle and we waited at the check point until he came back.

The Do & Don’t When You go to Horton Plains

1. You can NOT take rice and curry type of Meal.They do not allow.

2. Do not take any cellophane bags and Remove the label of your water bottles before taking.

3.Make sure you take precautions to protect your phone,cameras and other electronic items in case of rain.Only Dialog signals comes at the Worlds End. Other than that, no point in taking a phone.

4.Take a rain courts and caps if you visit the Horton Plains during the raining season.

5.You have to carry a very light weight bags. Haversack is the best.

6.Do not carry a lot of snacks. If you take biscuits, then you need to remove the polythene cover or box. then you need to put it to a paper bag or other means of bag.


7. Do not go without snacks and Water. you feel very hungry. you need to have something to munch.

8. Wear Shoes.

9.If necessary , take a Barm, a few Panadols and salt. You have to walk 9 km. It is not essay hike. If you get a mussel cram, you can take little bit of salt or apply some Barm

10.Checking counter do not keep your belongings in case if they do not allow you to carry in. that case, you have to go back to the car park and put them back.Be honest with them. They have right to check everything you have if they feel.

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