Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2010
Size of heritage: 56,844 ha
- Buffer zone: 72,645 ha
Sri Lanka's highlands are situated in the south-central part of the island. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. These montane forests, where the land rises to 2,500 metres above sea-level, are home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western-purple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard. The region is considered a super biodiversity hotspot.
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Medium airport - 57 mi (92 km) Batticaloa Airport
Medium airport - 63 mi (101 km) Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Large airport - 66 mi (106 km) Beira Lake Seaplane Base
Seaplane base - 74 mi (120 km) Colombo Ratmalana Airport
Medium airport - 76 mi (123 km) China Bay Airport
Medium airport - 79 mi (128 km) Arugam Bay SPB
Seaplane base - 81 mi (131 km) Weerawila International Airport
Small airport - 88 mi (142 km) Trivandrum International Airport
Large airport - 275 mi (443 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Meda Ela
- New Nellumale Watta