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Visit to Adam's Peak Summit (Sri Pada), if you are in Sri Lanka during its Sri Pada pilgrimage season. You can't climb this mountain any time that you want. It is allowed to climb during the allowed periods only. Adam's Peak is actually a religious place where pilgrims used to visit for worshiping the foot print of their God according to their religious believing. In Sinhala, it is called as Sri Pada while Hindu's call it as Sivanoli Patha Malai (Sivanolipatha Malai). Christians and Muslims religion followers call it as Adams' Peak. Looking the sun rising from this peak is considered as the best thing while you are visiting Sri Lanka. During the annual festival days lot of local people too visit here for worshipping. There are stone steps available on the path and at steep places railings too available for hand grip. Most of the people climb early morning to view the sun rising from the peak. While many visitors climb there in the morning time to worship the foot prints of the God on the Sri Pada Peak.
The chief incumbent of the Sri Pada Vihara, Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thero announced that the 2019 Sri Pada pilgrimage season came to an end on 19th May 2019. In 2020 you have to wait for the season to begin for to climb on this peak.
Distance from Jaffna Nallur Kovil to Adam's Peak is around 410 Km.
Colombo to Adam's Peak, Distance is 146 Km.
This area is controlled by the Srilanka Government authority and there are restrictions for the pilgrims and the visitors to observe during their climbing to this peak. This peak is popular for its spectacular view point for to watch the scenic views up to the horizon. Adam's Peak and is the fourth highest mountain (2244 M) in Sri Lanka. This place is located 40 km northeast of the Ratnapura town which is popular for the Gem Stone mining and polishing. A normal person will need around 2-3 hours to climb to the top of the mountain. You can start climbing from Hatton-Nallathanni, Ratnapura-Palabaddala, Kuruwita-Erathna, Murraywatte, Mookuwatte or through Malimboda.
Pilgrim season used to commence on the full moon of December and ends by the full moon day of April. During the months of March and April lot of pilgrims used to climb to the top part of this Adam's Peak. There are small shops in some place while you are climbing to the peak. The steps taking you to the peak are made with cement and strong stones. There is an old chin fitted on the mountain which is very old and it is historically marked in the history of Ceylon. Don't miss to watch this.
Don't try to climb the peak during the off season as it is not recommended by the authorities and by the local people living around there, before to go on this keep your phone fully charged and keep enough data to use the map. Also activate GPS and Google map facility too in your phone.
The name Adam's Peak was given to this mountain during the Ceylon era of the British Rule (1815-1948).
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