Adam’s Peak or commonly known as the Siri Pada is one of the most popular pilgrim sites in Sri Lanka. Its popularity extends to all communities regardless of religion and is also well-known for its scenic topography. The mountain towers over a height of 2,423 metres and has the shape of a footprint at the zenith, whose significance has touched the lore of almost all religions practiced in the country. Even if you aren't a believer, the journey and the awe inspiring view upon reaching the top, especially the sun rise, is something that should not be missed. There are six routes in total, though only three are used, from which a trekker or pilgrim can reach the Adam’s Peak. The Hatton route is the most preferred and said to be the easiest. Another route that is commonly used is the Ratnapura-Palabaddala road, known as the Raja Mawatha, the king’s road, which is believed to have been used since the ages of the kings. However, if one loves a challenge: the Kuruwitta-Erathna road, which is hardly used will provide a sufficient trial.
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A popular pilgrim site that is accessible via Hatton and Ratnapura.
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