23 January 2009

Cool Streams of Horton Plains


Horton Plains is the highest plain in Srilanka situated above 2000 metres from the sea-level. It is at the lower edge of Central Province and plenty of cool springs of water sprung from this area and flow towards lower lands below. Belihuloya, which is a tributary of River Walawe, is one such stream made of the water from the plain. Horton plain is a principal catchment for the main rivers of Sri Lanka.

Any hiker will find hundreds of such streams all over the plain and there are many beautiful waterfalls created from them. A lot of hiking routes like the one to kirigalpoththa are signposted according to these streams.

2 comments:

ruma2008 said...

Your photograph is very beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my bath ingredient.

Greetings.
ruma

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ruma2008,

You are most welcome and thanks for your comments :)

Greetings from Sri Lanka!