Horton Plains is Sri Lanka’s only montane national parks, and the only one in which visitors are permitted to tour on foot. The second & third highest mountains of the country namely Kirigalpotta & Thotupola respectively are found within the borders of the park.
The panoramic scenic beauty of the hill country could be witnessed within the park. The famous "World's End" and "Bakers Falls" are major attractions within the Park.
Leopard, Sri lankan Sambar Deer & wild boar are the most common large mammals in Horton Plains. Endemic Bear Monkey, Rusty- Spotted and Fishing cats, Otter, Black napped hare and Giant Squirrel are among other mammals. Many species of endemic & threatened rats & shrews are also found in the park.