Baker’s Bend Viewpoint at Nonpareil Estate – නොන්පෙරියල් වත්ත බේකර් වංගුව
Baker’s Bend is one of the many amazing view point in the hill country in Sri Lanka. This is a horse shaped bend inside Nonpareil Estate on the route to the Nagarak Bunglow. The Nonpareil Estate had been managed by William Baker during the time of British rule. It is said that once his horse slipped and fell off at this bend killing the horse and injuring him.
This bend can be reached traveling 11 km on a rough estate road with sharp bends every few hundred meters. within this 11 km you will climb over 900 meters. Even though this is a private estate road, it is still possible to travel on this road.
At 1530 meters (5000 feet) this view point provides a panoramic views towards Balathuduwa, Gommolikanda, Adarakanda mountain range to the left and Samanala and Udawalawe reservoirs to the right on a clear day.
Although its possible to hike to the Great Worlds End at Horton Plains from this route, the land outside the estate belongs to the Horton Plains national park and it is illegal to enter this area without permission. If you are caught by the park rangers they can impose a fine of Rs 50,000/-.
Map of the Baker’s Bend at Nonpareil Estate
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Driving Directions to Baker’s Bend at Nonpareil Estate
Route from Colombo to Baker’s Bend at Nonpareil Estate
|Though : Ratnapura – Balangoda – Belihuloya|
Distance : 170 km
Travel time : 4.30 hours
Driving directions : see on google map