Adam's Peak (Sri Pada)
There are a lot of places to be visited in Sri Lanka but you have to take time to see the land of the Lord Buddha. Sri Pada(Adam's Peak) is first mentioned (as `Samanthakuta') in the Deepawamsa, the earliest Pali chronicle, (4th century), and also in the 5th century chronicle Mahawamsa, where it is stated that the Buddha visited the Sri Pada mountain peak.
Adam’s Peak is the fourth highest mountain with the height of 2244m and is located 40km northeast of Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka. This mount is also named as the sacred mountain, as the footprints of the Lord Buddha and still there. Millions of people come here every year to pay tribute to the Lord Buddhas arrival.
For centuries, this place has been used by pilgrims from all over the world for religious ceremonies associated with their religions.
A mount with different names
Mount Sri Pada(Adam’s Peak) is not a hidden secret. Sri Lanka is a nation of many religions and this mountain holds a special place for most of them. Because of this, the mountain is often called different things as it means something different in every religion. Their individual languages help them to get their name for this place though it is scared for all. Sri Pada is also often called the mountain of butterflies as there are a huge amount of them on the top (Sinhala) hill.
Hiking on Sri Pada (Adam's Peak)
Apart from the religious attraction for Mount Sri Pada(Adam’s Peak), a number of tourists visit it for its geographical position it takes almost 5 hours to reach the top. A rich biodiversity exists near this mountain where a number of forests and hills awaits you. There is no railway or Air service to the mountain but you can access the area through the highway in Hatton City