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Visit to Adam's Peak Summit (Sri Pada), if you are in Sri Lanka during its pilgrimage season. You can't climb this mountain as you want, but it is allowed only to climb only 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. In Sinhala, it is called as Sri Pada while Hindu's call it as Sivanoli Patha Malai (Sivanolipatha Malai). Christians and Muslims call it as Adams' Peak. Looking the sun rising from this peak is considered as the best thing while you are in Sri Lanka. There are stone steps available on the path and at steep places railings too available for hand grip.
Distance from Jaffna Town to Adam's Peak is around 410 Km.
Colombo to Adam's Peak, Distance 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 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. A normal person will need nearly 2-3 hours to climb this 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 to the peak during the off season as it is not recommended by the authorities and the local people living around there, before to go on this keep your phone fully charged and keep enough data to use the map.
The name Adam's Peak was given to this mountain during the Ceylon era of the British Rule (1815-1948).
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