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