We’ve Literally Seen The World’s End! ~ Sri Lanka

This Way To Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Today the world was supposed to end, and here we are now surfing the web, writing blog posts, and finishing up our last little bit of online Christmas shopping.  Well, life on Earth has carried on, and we’re here to tell you that we’ve actually been to the end of the world.  We’ve seen it with our own eyes!  Of course, we’re talking about World’s End in the Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka.

With a 1050m sheer drop, World’s End is no joke!

Setting out from Nuwara Eliya at 5:30 am, we were told that an early start was an absolute must, because between 9am and 10am, the mist rolls in, making it impossible to see ANYTHING.  As much as we hate getting up early while on vacation, we can honestly say that we never regret doing so.  Some of our best experiences have come from doing so.  And this particular morning failed to disappoint!

After giving both our arm and leg for admission into the national park, we made the 4km walk in record breaking time!  And it was a good thing, because after just 20 minutes of observing the death defying view, the mist did indeed roll in right on schedule at 9:30am.

Looking back at it all, we don’t really know what the highlight was…the drop itself, or watching the clouds completely fill the valley in under 5 minutes!  Either way, we sure felt bad for those poor suckers who decided to sleep in for an extra 30 minutes….

Horton Plains National Park 3 - Sri Lanka

Horton Plains National Park 2 - Sri Lanka

Horton Plains National Park 1 - Sri Lanka

The Mist Is Rolling In - Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Before The Mist Rolled In - Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Clouds at Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Here Comes The Cloud - Worlds End - Sri Lanka

After The Mist Rolled In - Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Mist at Worlds End - Sri Lanka

Samba Deer - Horton Plains - Sri Lanka

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Categories: Destination Guides, Sri Lanka, Travel Tales, Worth Sharing

Author:Thomas & Katherine

A love for travel, adventure, and photography. We just can't help but write about it!

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