One of the most sacred places of Buddhist. According to the Sri Lanka s great chronicle, Mahawamsa, Loard Buddha visited Sri Lanka three times. The lasttime he traveled from Kelaniya to Sri Pada, and then to Digavaphi. It is said that Buddha left his foot print on the rock at top of the mountain at the invitation of the Deity Saman (Saman Deviyo).
Annually many Buddhist trekking to this amazing place and there are many customs have been gathered with his pilgrims. Sunrise in the morning can t be explained in words because it is truly fascinating. The mountain is situated in the Rathnapura district. Height of the mountain is 7,360 feet (2,243 meters). Although this is only the second highest mountains, it rises alone majestically with a conical shape and offers an unobstructed view over land and sea. It is said that the mountain was the landmark of the ancient sea-faring Arabs, who came to Sri Lanka, to trade in gems, spices, ivory etc., and they, having sighted the conical mountain miles off shore, prayed to God for having brought them safely to the island.
The history of the Sri Pada Mountain (Adam s Peak) goes up to King Vijayab (1055 to 1110) he started the pilgrims to Sri Pada Mountain, hence many customs gathered into this amazing journey. Not even that there are many ancient ruins found in this place. Also declared as one of National Park in Sri Lanka with the highest biodiversity. December to April is the perfect time to enjoy the superb surroundings. Also, there are pure water streams to really enjoy the cool climate in Adam’s Peak. Sri Pada Mountain can be spotted many butterflies and that is truly amazing and breathtaking. Nevertheless, it is known as a perfect place for watching birds as well. Trekking to this mountain brings whole new experience for the visitors with unforgettable and enthusiastic experience.