ADAM’S PEAK (Sri Pada)
There are a lot of places to be visited in Sri Lanka but you would not have seen the land of the Lord Buddha before in your life. Sri Pada(Adam's Peak) is first mentioned (as `Samanthakuta') in the Deepawamsa, the earliest Pali chronicle, (4th century), and also in the 5th century chronicle Mahawamsa, where it is stated that the Buddha visited the Sri Pada mountain peak. Adam’s Peak is the fourth highest mountain with the height of 2244m and is located 40km northeast of Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka. This mount is also named as the sacred mountain as the footprints of the Lord Buddha and still there are millions of people came here every year to pay
tribute to the lord Buddha arrival. For centuries this place has been used by pilgrims from all over the world to pay religious ceremonies associated with their religions but unfortunately, this religious ceremonies changed
with the time and people started many new religions out of it. The Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka and the sacred footprint but due to various changes with the changing time this mount becomes something new for some new people.
A mount with different names
Mount Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) is not a hidden secret. Every religion follows the first human relation with God concept and that is the reason we find this mount with different names as people of ifferent nations have different languages and that is the reason people call it with different names but it is sacred for all. Sri Pada for Sri Lankans and some people called it the mountain of butterflies as there are a huge amount of them on the top (Sinhala) hill of the butterflies.
Hiking on Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)
Apart from the religious attraction for Mount Sri Pada(Adam's Peak), a number of tourists visit it for its geographical position it took almost 5 hours to reach the top. A rich biodiversity exists near this mountain where a number of forests and hills awaits you. There is no railway or Air service to the mountain but the highway of Hatton city where you might find a railway line to to reach your destination.