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's the 4th tallest in Sri Lanka. If you are to see the sun rising you need to be on the top of the hill by 5am (depends on the sun rise time) It took 5 hours for me to climb up to the top with littl...  more »
  • I, like probably everyone, started the ascent early in the morning to be at sunrise on Adams Peak. For the ascent you should definitely have no problems in your feet and knees/hips, otherwise it will be difficult up and down. Personally, I ran upstairs in a kind of very pleasant meditative rhythm and had already made the ascent after an unexpected 2.5 hours. on the way you can always take very nice breaks, there are also always small stalls where you can buy refreshments (drinks, snacks) and rest briefly, if you want attention, you can guess it, but I still want to note it in advance: at the very top it will be a big ßes, because of course everyone wants to see the sunrise from the very top. Here it says: Coming together. Also a jacket/blanket in your luggage I would advise, if you make the ascent faster than you thought, you have to keep a little warm. On the descent it can happen as a consequence that very many start the descent at once, so it can actually take a while to get down with the mass on a way down. All in all, however, it was a very nice experience, a day workout in the middle of the night and a beautiful view.
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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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