About Adams Peak
Adam’s Peak, also known as Sri Pada, an amazing peak frequented by tourists, is located in the southern hilly area of Sri Lanka. Adam’s Peak is a 2240 m peak with a huge ‘footprint’ on the top, which is considered to be holy by all religions. Buddhists believe that this is the footprint of Lord Buddha before he headed towards paradise, Hindus believe it to be the footprint of Lord Shiva, Muslims and Christians believe it to be the footprint of Adam.
Adam’s Peak has been a popular pilgrimage tourism attraction, with numerous travellers visiting the peak from early historic times. Travellers frequent Adam’s peak majorly during the time period of Jan to Feb, but the tourism season starts from December and lasts till May.
Access to Adam’s Peak is possible by six major trails – the two major ones are from the settlement of Dalhousie (33 km from Hatton) and the train from Ratnapura. Both of these trails are well lit during the tourist season. The Ratnapura trail is the more difficult one and takes around 7 hours, but the route provides some amazing scenic views. The top of Adam’s Peak provides a panoramic view with hilly region on one side and sea on the other.