Reposted from @visit.sri.lanka - The horseshoe-shaped Baker’s Bend is a viewpoint located at the 23rd bend of the Nonpareil estate road leading from Belihuloya to Nagrak Banglow. #History -
British governor Samuel Bakers used to traverse from Ihala-Galagama area to Horton plains and had to pass the area where the current bend is. The horse he rode suddenly slipped and fell off the cliff but the governor survived.
There is another version of this story as well. Mr.Baker and his wife were riding on a horse cart and it had gone out of control and off the cliff at the bend. Both Mr.Baker and wife had managed to get off before it was too late.