If you are planing to go Nuwara Eliya, This is one of the best place to visit in Nuwara Eliya. Please don’t miss it.
Moon is the latest attraction open to public in Nuwara Eliya. It is also known as Sandatanne and Sandagalatanne. This area is now classified as an Agricultural and Environmental Tourism Zone by the Municiple of Nuwara Eliya. This is located few kilometers off Nuwara Eliya town and is accessed passing the Government Potato seed Farm at Sita Eliya.
To access the moon plains worlds end take the road to the Government Potato Seed Farm at Nuwara Eliya on the upper lake road. Else drive along Lake Gregory main road and turn off at Magastota (tiny junction) to get to the Potato Farm.
The main attraction of Moon Plains is the mini Worlds End at the edge giving a 360 Degree view of the surrounding peaks and towns. The plains is home to Elk, wild buffaloes, dear and many types of birds. This area is also visited by leopards.
Photo Credits : Lahiru Ranasinghe
Pass the farm and continue on the newly constructs road to the plains.
The plains is open from 7 AM to 5 PM all seven days. To visit the place you may need to take a safari jeep from the entrance and its nearly cost 2000 LKR for Sir Lankans and one jeep can be carried 6-7 persons.
Till 1990’s moon plain was a 400m long and 30-40 meter deep valley which was a part of 5.8ha catchment. Nuwara Eliya municipal council used 2.0ha from the 5.8ha catchment as the open dump site to dispose all the garbage collected from Nuwara Eliya. In 2003, it was converted in to a level 3 type sanitary landfill with the help of JICA foundation
360 View of Moon Plains – Nuwara Eliya