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diversity of Horton Plains National Park

Anslem De Silva

diversity of Horton Plains National Park

with special reference to its herpetofauna and including a bibliography on the literature on Horton Plains

by Anslem De Silva

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Published by Vijitha Yapa Publications in Colombo .
Written in English


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StatementAnslem de Silva.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 273 p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16345267M
ISBN 109789551266615
LC Control Number2007394661


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The book also benefits from a chapter on Flowering Plants of Horton Plains National Park by Dr. D.S.A. Wijesundara - Director Botanical Gardens. Book your tickets online for Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya: See 2, reviews, articles, and 3, photos of Horton Plains National Park, ranked No.2 on /5(K).

Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya: Address, Horton Plains National Park Reviews: /5. Asia ; Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. The park does show the diversity of the terrain and is a nice 10km walk but /5(K). Horton Plains National Park is a national park in the highlands of Sri Lanka.

Known as “Maha Eliya” in ancient times, it lies about 20 kilometres south of Nuwara Eliya and 20 kilometres west of Haputale, meters above seat level among the second and third tallest mountains in Sri Lanka –.

Field Visit to Horton Plains National Park – Z oologists’ Association of Uni versity of Perad eniya_ HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK Horton Plains is Author: Champika Bandara. Horton Plains is a beautiful, stark world with excellent hikes in the shadows of Sri Lanka’s second- and third-highest mountains, Kirigalpotta (m) and Totapola (m).

The ‘plains’ form an undulating plateau over m high, covered by wild grasslands and interspersed with patches of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls and misty lakes.

The surprising diversity. Horton Plains National Park Horton Plains is an undulating 2,m-high plateau just 28km south of Nuwara Eliya. The grassy plains, which are interspersed with small patches of forest, are home to leopards, sambur, deer, bear, monkeys and a rich array of birds, including some endemic species.

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Horton Plains National Park. Within the Nuwara Eliya district and the only National Park located in the Hill Country and it's another best place for bird watching in Sri Lanka which boats some superb panoramic scenery, with the famous World’s End which is another major attraction.

Horton plains National Park is located 32 km away from Nuwaraeliya, Pattipola road via Ambewela in the highest tableland of Sri Lanka. It is one of. Rome2rio makes travelling from Horton Plains National Park to Rameswaram easy.

Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Find all the transport options for your trip from Horton Plains National Park to Rameswaram right here. Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands is a unique high elevation ecosystem with intriguing parallels to the uplands of India’s southern Western Ghats.

I was reminded of its mazing biodiversity and similarities with the shola/grasslands systems of the Western Ghats on a recent visit with my daughter Amy and friends Britton &. HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK IN SRILANKA. Have you heard about the elegant HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK IN SRILANKA However, we are trying to describe what Horton Plains National Park is, through our article.

If you have already visited Srilanka in a tour, you probably know the beauty and elegance of this small island. Apart from the scenic panoramas of World’s End and the foaming waters of Bakers Falls, the main attraction of the Horton Plains National Park is the diversity of beautiful landscapes it posses, undulating grasslands with clean streams and surrounded by dense montane forest.

Horton Plains National Park is probably the worlds best nature reserve with extraordinary fauna and flora diversity. It is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri 5/5(K). HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK is set in the central highland is at the headwaters of three great rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelaniya and the Walawe and is a watershed of rich bio-diversity.

Contiguous to the Peak wilderness and the Knuckles range, it is a part of the central highlands world heritage list, it is the most popular and. Horton Plains National Park: Never Ever Again - See 1, traveler reviews, 1, candid photos, and great deals for Ohiya, Sri Lanka, at Tripadvisor.1/5(K).

the distribution of lichens in the forest areas in the Horton Plains National Park (HPNP) was surveyed to determine the forest ecosystem health based on ecological continuity, using lichen diversity, composition and frequency, while providing taxonomic descriptions.

Study. The drive to Horton Plains (from Nuwara Eliya) itself is a beautiful experience, passing through tea estates, dairy farms, fruit and vegetable farms and Pattipola -- at an elevation of /m above sea level, it is the highest railway station is Sri Lanka.

Horton Plains itself is a naturalist's paradise, spotlessly clean and well managed.5/5(K). am - Arrive at the Horton Plains and walk along the park's nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End with your guide. Walking through the narrow paths will be really interesting as you pass grasslands and interspersed with patches of thick forest, rocky outcrops, filigree waterfalls and.

Be awestruck by the serene beauty of nature in Kandy. The Horton Plains National Park Sri Lanka is one of the places where you’ll learn to appreciate nature and enjoy tranquility. Located right at the top of the central highlands, the park features land that is covered by montane grass and a chilling cloud forest.

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The area is a green grass plateau that consist thick forest, foggy lake, stunning waterfall and a diversity of flora and fauna. Diversity and Distribution of avifauna was studied at the Tropical Montane Cloud Forests of Horton Plains National Park, situated in the highland plateau of the Nuwara Eliya District from.

The view at Belihul Oya: looking up to the southern escarpment of the Central Highlands and the edges of Horton Plains National Park. The steep slopes have a mix of grasses and Pinus sp. plantations. June 15th, the view at Haputale: Looking south from the southern escarpment back over the lower plains to Hambantota and the Indian Ocean.

Visiting Horton Plains. Horton Plains is protected national park in the central highlands of sri lanka and it is covered by mountain grassland and cloud forest.

This plain is at an altitude of 6, – 7, ft is rich with the bio diversity, which is situated just 20 miles from nuwaraeliya. The Diversity of the Dumbara Mountains: The Knuckles Massif, Sri Lanka () The Diversity of Horton Plains National Park () Snakes of Sri Lanka: A Coloured Atlas () Amphibians of Sri Lanka: A Photographic Guide to Common Frogs, Toads, and Caecilians () A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka () The Crocodiles of Sri Alma mater: St.

Servatius' College, Matara, University of. Discover the incredible biodiversity and rich flora of the Horton Plains National Park, a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the beautiful landscape then hike to the World&#;s End Viewpoint/5(2).

Declared a nature reserve on 5th DecemberHorton Plains was upgraded to national park status on 16th Marchcovering ha due to its unique watershed and biodiversity values. Originally known as “Mahaeliya”, in the midth century, Horton Plains was re-christened after the British Governor Sir Robert Horton.

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,–2, metres (6,–7, ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in Day 5: Horton Plains National Park / Hakgala Gardens / Nuwara Eliya Rising early for a pre-dawn start, we head out with a packed breakfast for Horton Plains National Park, part of the broader Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site.

Day 4: Horton Plains National Park. It’s an early start this morning and by am you will be on your way to Horton Plains, the highest plateau in the country.

Horton Plains is one of the most important national parks in Sri Lanka with its unique vegetation and many rare highland birds. I book the Ginihiriya Bangalow in Horton Plains National Park on the Ohiya Road for J in order to reminisce my childhood days, in the company of my family.

J we drive up to Nuwara-Eliya and then to Desford Estate in Nanuoya for the night. The staff was super lovely, welcoming and even prepared our packed lunch as we were leaving at 5am to Horton plains national park. The room was clean, and the bed was super lovely (had the best sleep in Sri Lanka!).

The staff even brought hot water bottles to warm our beds, and I honestly wished I could have stayed for longer. 7.

Horton Plains. The Horton Plains National Park is bigger and more famous than Moon Plains and offers some great hiking opportunities over plateaus covered with grass, areas of thick forest, rock landscape, waterfalls, and lakes.

Longer hikes are. Address: No: /1, Galle Road, Dehiwala SouthSri Lanka. Hotline: +94 (0) Telephone: +94 (0) Telephone: +94 (0) After an early breakfast tour for Horton Plains, the Horton Plains is a beautiful, stark world with excellent hikes in the shadows of Sri Lanka’s second- and third-highest mountains, in the cloud-covered heights of the Horton Plains National Park, Horton Plains National Park offers one of the most dramatic vantage points in Sri Lanka.

Horton Plains National Park is in the highlands of the Sri Lanks belonging to central province. This is the highest plateau in the country. This was declared as a National Park in. Horton Plains can be accessed from Nuwara Eliya and Ohiya and its 6 hours drive from capitol Colombo/Airport.

Wasgamuwa National Park. Located in the North Central province of Sri Lanka and its popular for its aggressive and large herds of Elephants. It is approximately 5 hours drive from Colombo/Airport. Wildlife Safaris in Sri Lanka.Bundala National Park.

It is the first rasar weather land in srilanka you can watch the very beauty of the park entering to the park Indian ocean,lagoon and lakes can be seen and sun down also can be seen here. It is very famous for the different kind birds as well as migrates.

sometimes we can see flamingoes in bundala national park.Horton Plains National Park In the central highlands, Horton Plains is the highest plateau in the island, with night time temperatures at times falling to below zero.

The cloud forests here are rich in endemic plants and animals. Birds such as the Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush .