Horton Plains, the highest plateau in Sri Lanka,was traditionally known as Mahaeliya until it was renamed Horton Plains after Sri Robert Horton, a British Governor. It was gazette as a nature reserve on 5th of December 1969 and was upgraded as a national Park on 16th of Marth 1988.Two escarpments falling from the Horton Plains have contributed to its awe inspiring physiognomy, “the small worlds end” and “the big worlds end”. The park is home to sambar,leopard,primates a spectrum of flora and rare bird-life like the crested Serpent Eagle,the Mountain Hawk Eagle, the blue Flycatcher and the whistling Trush.
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