Baker’s Falls

With a height of 20m, Baker’s Falls, are situated on the Belihul Oya within the Horton Plains National Park. Baker’s Falls plunge over a wide rock into a gorge filled with rhododendrons. This waterfall is named after Sir Samuel Baker, who resided on the island from 1847 to 1855. He supported to popularize an emerging resort of Nuwara Eliya. He did it partly by importing the livestock from England to establish an English-style farm in the hill country of the new and underdeveloped colony.

Baker used to explore to find the best hunting grounds to be found on the island – the Horton Plains – and the waterfall he used to stop at frequently was named after him. Starting from the Farr Inn Information Centre there is a 3-km footpath to Baker’s Falls within the Horton Plain.