For cultural and spiritual reasons, Adam’s Peak (7362 ft / 2250 m) – is nowhere more famous than Sri Pada. Adam’s Peak is sacred to at least three religions. That is, to Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus. It is symbolized by a large depression at the top of the mountain, which resembles a “foot” on which all three religions are important.
The climb takes about three and a half hours. (The road is paved with stairs) Located on either side of the road is one of the highest protected forest reserves in Sri Lanka. The views from the top are breathtaking, especially in the morning, as the early morning warmth illuminates the country in an endless view of forests, valleys, mountains, and lakes. The “season” for climbing is from December to April, and pilgrims begin climbing just after midnight to watch the sunrise. Occasional rainy weather and fog are expected, but during the day you can climb all year round.