Adam’s peak, the magnificent giant standing in the central highlands of Sri Lanka is a nature’s gift to the Sri Lankans. Majestically standing while ethereal mist surrounds it and makes it a stunning sight for everyone to see and it is one of the most beautiful places of worship in Sri Lanka. Adam’s peak also known as Sri Pada (Sacred footprint) is believed to be the footprint of the Lord Buddha by the Buddhists. The Hindus believe it’s the footprint of Shiva, and in Islamic and Christian faiths; they believe it to be of Adam’s. Even though there are different beliefs, people from around the world climb this mountainous giant with the same veneration. Embark on a breathtaking adventure into the mountains!
Most noteworthy of this climb is the rapport and kindness shared by people of all religions. Also it’s a very inspiring sight to see all climb this tiring route as one.
There’s a special pilgrimage season, from December to May (Uduwap Poya – Wesak Poya) which is the safest time to climb. The crowd increases in the season of January to February.
Weather and Distance to Adam’s peak
As the ascension goes on, the colder the route gets. Cool breeze runs along the faces of the climbers as the route goes on and on. And as you go on, you can see the picturesque sceneries of the country.
The Adam’s peak stands 144 kms away from the current capital, Colombo.
What to do at Adam’s peak
1. Hike up to the Peak
First of all, you can make the climb to the peak, and witness the beauty of the climb. It’s said to be the most rewarding and tiring climb. Due to its beauty in ascension, it attracts many tourists as well as locals to attempt to conquer the climb. While this is a religious pilgrimage, it is also an adventure trek in the tropics.
Visit the National Museum of Rathnapura.
Rathnapura which is where this giant stands close by to is renowned for its gems and minerals. The museum is one of the best museums is Sri Lanka, and has many fossilized remains of many animals as well as civilizations of the prehistoric era.
Rathnapura Gem Bureau and Museum.
Visit and purchase amazing gems and minerals from the museums!
Pompakelle Forest Park.
Visit the tropical forests of Sri Lanka and experience wildlife and beautiful fauna around you as you trek.
What to see
You can witness the most beautiful sunrise and sunset at the peak of Adam. Hence it’s known to be a magical sight. While so many people climb for spiritual reasons, you can climb the mountain as an adventure as well. Since it’s now renovated to receive the large crowd, you’d be very comfortable traveling!
You can also see the influence of religion as well as veneration that runs along with it. It’s a very spiritually cleansing experience.
Where to stay.
After the climb, you can accommodate yourself at the halls that are designed for the travelers to stay at, and also there are many resorts and hotels to accommodate your stay! Starting from as low as 10$- 350$, you have a wide range of choices to suit your budget.
You can also experience the amazing Sri Lankan cuisine with its spices and you probably will fall in love with it!
In conclusion, Adam’s peak is definitely a destination you wouldn’t want to miss! Therefore, book your tickets now and head on for a spiritual journey in beautiful Sri Lanka.