Visit to Adam's Peak, if you are in Sri Lanka during its pilgrimage season.
Distance from Jaffna to Adam's Peak is around 410Km.
Adam's Peak is actually religious place where pilgrims used to visit there for worshiping their Gods. In Sinhala it is called Sri Pada while Hindu's call it as Sivanoli Patha Malai. Christians and Muslims call it Adams' Peak.
This area is controlled by the administrative authority and there are restrictions for the pilgrims and the visitors to observe during their climbing to the peak. This peak is popular for its view point for to catch the Sunrise from the horizon and it is the fourth highest mountain (2244 M) which is located 40km northeast of the Ratnapura town. A normal person will need nearly 5 hours to climb this mountain. You can start from either 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 of April. During the month of March and April lot of pilgrims used to climb to the top part of this Adam's Peak.
You can find 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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