Pictures from Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) in Sri Lanka: the peak, the shrine and the trail from Dalhousie.
Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) in Sri Lanka.
Adam's Peak is a sacred mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is a holy site for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Sri Pada means "holy footprint". Christians suppose the top of the mountain is the place where Adam set foot after being exiled from the Garden of Eden. Buddhists say it is the footprint of the Buddha, and Hindus the footprint of Lord Shiva. The peak is 2,243 metres (7,359 ft) high.
Adam's peak is a popular destination for pilgrims, tourists, and trekkers. About 300,000 pilgrims visit this place a year. Most tourists climb to the top to observe the stunning sunrise. See photo gallery 2.
Adam's peak can be reached by trails from Dalhousie (about 3 hours) or Ratnapura (about 7 hours). The trek may be hard by rainy or hot weather. At night, the path is illuminated in season.
A Buddhist shrine stands on the platform of the summit.
The Buddhist shrine (at night) at Adam's peak, in Sri Lanka.
The steps to go down from Adam's peak in Sri Lanka - the trail to Dalhousie from Adam's peak.