Onwards and downwards, south to the town of Nuwara Eliya from where one might visit Horton Plains and World’s End if one were so inclined. Horton Plains is an undulating misty plateau of rocky outcrops, sweeping grasslands, and patches of fairly dense forest. It comes to a dramatic 880 meter (2887 feet) conclusion known as World’s End. Beautiful, mystical, and a little bit eerie, at least if you have the place to yourself (I did, for the most part).
The weather in the surrounding area has been abysmal and I thought I was certain to see nothing but a gray wall of mist where a beautiful landscape should be. As the half day trip set me back close to $60 my mood that morning was becoming as foul as the weather. Thankfully, the mist does not roll into World’s End until later in the morning.