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Adam's Peak Sri Lanka

Location Type

: Hill Country

Distance From Airport

: 140 Km (4.15 hour drive

Distance From Colombo

: 110 Km (3.30 hour drive)


: Adams Peak, Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, Tropical Rainforests, Tea Plantations

Adam's Peak is one of the major eco tourism destinations in the hill country of Sri Lanka . The key attraction of the ADAM'S PEAK WILDERNESS SANCTUARY is Adam's Peak itself.  The 2243 metre peak has a great significance for various different religions.  The huge footprint at the summit of this mountain is believed by Buddhists to be that of Lord Buddha (‘Sri Pada'), whilst Christians suggest that it was where Adam first set foot on earth, and Hindus claim that it belongs to Lord Shiva.  As a result, the mountain peak has been a pilgrimage centre for over 1000 years.  Whatever it's religious significance, this famous landmark offers some breathtaking views of the hill country and an enchanting wilderness sanctuary.

The majority of climbers begin their ascent at night in order to arrive at the top in time for a magical sunrise when the mystical shadow of the peak is perfectly cast across the clouds.  This eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka is one of those truly unique moments that will live on in your memory long after the aches and pains from the climb to the wilderness sanctuary have gone!  In addition to Adam's Peak itself, the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary offers some superb nature trails through tropical rainforests, across rivers and past lush tea plantation.

Photographs of Adam's Peak

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