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. It is also a popular tourist destination and is situated 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Nuwara Eliya. 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.