A traveler sings as I walk on the road “Jungle demands ease don’t injure your knees. Heavy hiking boots handle those “. Then I smiled at him, seeing that he came near me, and said in my ear “World’s end”. That word stuck in my mind. I immediately searched for that word on the internet. Only then did I realize that a word is a place? And I searched about the place.
World’s End is a popular tourist attraction located in Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. It’s known for its breathtaking panoramic views and is considered one of the most adventurous and stunning viewpoints in Sri Lanka.
World’s End is a high cliff that vertically descends around 870 meters vertically, providing an awe-inspiring view of the surrounding landscapes. It the characterized by rolling hills, greenery, and a misty atmosphere, creating a beautiful setup. On a clear day, we can see vast starches of tea estates, forests, and even the coastline from the viewpoint.
Visitors must embark on a hiking trail within Horton Plains to reach the World’s End. The trial is about 4 km long and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on your pace. Along the way, you will pass through scenic landscapes, including Baker’s Falls, a beautiful waterfall.
It’s important to note that the weather at World’s End can be unpredictable, and the mist and fog often roll in, blocking the view. The best time to visit is early in the morning when the view is usually better.
It’s advisable to bring warm clothing and be prepared for varying weather conditions, as the area can get quite chilly. Because I was not prepared for it, I am now suffering as a result. Another 1.5 kilometers to go. I meditated on how I came here at my leisure. I’ll eventually sing a song and continue my journey, just like the traveler.
Article by : Sanjeewan Viveganathan | Faculty of Agriculture
Design by : Ahinsa Wanninayake | Faculty of Science