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Baker’s Bend viewpoint is situated in upper side of the Nonpareil Estate bordering famous wildlife reserve Horton plains. Approximately 5000ft above sea level, the viewpoint boasts of a wonderful view of the local lowlands towards the Indian ocean and some famous mountain ranges in the region. On a clear day you can easily spot the Samanalawewa resorvir and the Udawalawe resorvoir. Along the way you can view some lesser known waterfalls and plenty of water streams with Instragram worthy backgrounds.

The History of Baker’s Bend

There are few stories about how the place got its name. One story is that Samuel Baker-planter, settler and founder of Nuwara Eliya-fell from his horse at this bend and died, giving it the name Baker’s bend.

Another story is that while riding his horse Mr. Baker’s horse slipped and fell down the cliff. Mr. Baker survived the fall but the horse died. So he built this bend to look like a horseshoe in memory of his loving horse.

Whatever the story is, the hike is sure to delight any nature lover.


Suggested Schedule

The hike to baker’s bend is only recommended for seasoned hikers.

  • 6.00 AM -Leave the glenrock on foot or by vehicle up to the climb starting point.
  • 6.30 AM – Hike starts at the Nonpareil Tea Factory. It’s approximately 4km to Baker’s bend with an elevation gain about 300m. You’ll be walking through forest areas and tea plantations. Depending on your hiking experience and rest stops the hike can take between 2 hours to 4 hours.
  • 11.00 AM – Reach the Baker’s Bend around 11 am (Depending your hiking speed). Enjoy the magnificent views and take some memorable pictures.
  • 12.00 PM – Starting return trip
  • 4.00 PM – Reach the glenrock


  • Round trip 14 km on foot if you’re not taking a vehicle to Nonpareil tea factory.
  • This hike is not possible during extreme weather conditions


  • Up to two persons – US $ 85 with two guides 
    (Third party service providers from local community)
  • Extra US $ 10 each per each additional