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13 June 2020

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Adam’S Peak (Sri Pada)

The south side of the Hill Country lies Adams Peak (Sri Pada), which is over 2000 metres high and the mountain has been a focus for pilgrimage for over 1000 years.

 

The mountain is well known for the Sri Pada sacred footprint of lord Buddha, a 1.8 metre long rock formation placed near the summit. Depending on religion, the footprint formation is believed to have originated from various sources. In Buddhist tradition, the footprint is thought to be lord Buddha’s, in Hindu tradition it is for Shiva, and in Muslim and Christian tradition it is thought to be the footprint of Adam.

 

The mountain can be accessed by six different trails passing through the forests and mountainside, all of varying degrees of difficulty.

truly memorable sight.

The mountain is also home to a wildlife reserve housing species like elephants, leopards to deer and stags as well as many endemic species those live in wetlands.

 

The climb is best done starting soon after midnight from nallathanniya road, with the aim of being on the summit for sunrise. The climb can be tough for even the fittest travellers but it is well worth for the magical experience when you have on the top.

 

From the peak you will have a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills – a

Out Door Adventures In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s blessed with variety of climates, not only gives it a wealth of fauna and flora but also high peaks, deep rifts, mountain gaps, high water falls and snaking rivers all ideal for nature-adventures seekers. If hiking/trekking trails or adventure you are interested in, mist covered central mountains offers amazing opportunities. Trek through the nature of Horton plains, Adams peak (Sri Pada) and knuckles as well as water sports in Kithulgala, Bentota make you love to this beautiful island and it will take your breath away.

Activities Near Hatton

Hatton

 

Hatton located in the hill Country creates a semi European like setting with its mild weather. So much popular among honeymooners from around world where part of their itinerary stays in the misty mountains and perfectly planted massive tea estates. It has some luxurious hotels and boutique hotels to compliment the green heaven where one will be spoilt with its comforts.

One of the most popular excursions would be the magical train journey from Hatton to Bandarawela. Enjoy the tea trail experience with a stroll through the Carolina and Kenilworth tea estates. Learn to pluck tea and visit a tea factory where you can taste different blends of tea. Climb up Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak). Visited by thousands of pilgrims from many faiths, Adam’s Peak is an inspirational experience. Horton Plains National Park a two hours’ drive from Hatton is a must visit.

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