Misty Mountain Lodge
Misty Mountain Lodge is in Udawariya, Ohiya, 6 KM from Ohiya Railway station. The lodge has 8 rooms with bathrooms and hot water. Seven rooms have 4 beds in the room and one room has two beds. The lodge can accommodate about 30 people. Presently, the road surface is not good enough for a car or a van but a 4 X 4 can make it easily. For hikers and trackers, the lodge is a haven!
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of the Uva Province, Sri Lanka. It is much closer to the Horton Plains National Park. The picturesque Colombo – Badulla Railyway runs through Ohiya. Ohiya is in the Welimada Divisional Secretariat and the Grama Niladhari Division number is 62A.
Ohiya is one of the most scenic places in Sri Lanka. On a clear day, the view from Dondra Watch at Misty Mountain Lodge extends up to the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
Horton Plains National Park
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region was designated a national park in 1988. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometers (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ohiya.
The Horton Plains are the headwaters of three major Sri Lankan rivers, the Mahaweli, Kelani, and Walawe. In Sinhala the plains are known as Maha Eliya Plains. Stone tools dating back to Balangoda culture have been found here. The plains’ vegetation is grasslands interspersed with montane forest, and includes many endemic woody plants. Large herds of Sri Lankan Sambar Deer feature as typical mammals, and the park is also an Important Bird Area with many species not only endemic to Sri Lanka but restricted to the Horton Plains. Forest dieback is one of the major threats to the park and some studies suggest that it is caused by a natural phenomenon. The sheer precipice of World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among the tourist attractions of the park.
The Ohiya Forest
Udaveria Estate and surroundings
The stretch of Railway between Ohiya and Idalgashinna Stations(There are 13 tunnels between these two Railway stations)—
The Devil’s Staircase
Located beyond Udaweria Estate about 8 km away from the station—
Bamabarakanda Falls (Via Udaweriya Estate)
Bambarakanda Falls (also known as Bambarakele Falls) is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka. With a height of 263 m (863 ft), it ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world. Situated in Kalupahana in the Badulla District, this waterfall is directly visible from the A4 Highway. The waterfall was formed by Kuda Oya, which is a branch of the Walawe River. The Bambarakanda Falls can be found in a forest of pine trees.
The Mountain of Rahangala
Located close to Boralanda Town.