Adam's Peak (Sri pada), Sabaragamuwa Province

Over 2,000 m (7,00 ft) tall, Adam's Peak (Sri pada) has served as a major pilgrimage site for more than 1,000 years. Make the long winding way to the top to see the "sacred footprint"--Buddhists believe it to be the footprint of Buddha, Hindus of Shiva, and Muslim and Christians that of Adam (or St. Thomas). Several trails offer access to the top; most are illuminated at night and feature rest stops and shops providing climbing essentials and basic refreshments. Make Adam's Peak (Sri pada) a centerpiece of your Sabaragamuwa Province vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sabaragamuwa Province online trip builder .
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  • It was an interesting trekking. Approximately 5300 steps. We started at 1.30 am and had a walk through the crowds having hot tea on the wayside. It was quite cool on the top. As we were prepared for a...  more »
  • This is the site not to be missed. 5500 steps, almost 1000m of vertical drop, a minimum of 5 hours of walking to the climb for our 8 year old daughter. A magnificent reward, a breathtaking view. It is also the time when some go to the end of themselves. It is a spiritual quest, a physical challenge, a ballad and also the time to bring it to the level of the weakest. It will be hard for everyone, but what a foot when you get to the top. Plan to cover up and eat. Be careful the climb is hard, but the descent will seem very, very long. At least that was our case.
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  • Good place with many devotees visiting. Lovely scenery and lovely weather. All people around the world come here to have a look and pay respect to the sacred foot print of lord Buddha. Rather than tourists the locals litter 🚮 the place. Very nice place to be. Would surely go there again.
  • I give this review only 4 stars because when we visited there were a lot of people climbing and we had to stay in line, in total we lost about 2 hours. The climb is not easy, the hardest part is to go down. The view from the top is pretty amazing. There a lot of shops during the climb, but from my point of view is better to bring your own water and snacks. Tip: avoid public holidays and weekends.
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