The 2,243 m tall mountain has a various way of calling it. Adam’s Peak, was a place where Christian tradition of Adam first set foot on earth after being cast out of heaven. Or it is also called Sri Pada that means sacred food print, left by the Buddha as he headed towards paradise. Or Samanala Kanda means a butterfly mountain where butterflies go to dies in Sinhala. It is also believed that the footprint is God Shiva by Hindu and it is Adam’s by Islam. It is surrendered by forest hills, but there are no comparably large mountains nearby.
Many religious believers climb this mountain especially during the season between the full moon of May and December. After the peak seasons in March, there are group of butterflies observed. People believe that once the season is over for humans, animals go to the mountain
Witness sunrise in the southern reaches of the Central Highlands
When climbing up the mountains, religious believers start chanting “Lord Buddha, Lord Buddha” and sign a song in Sinhala. Many tourists start climbing at 2am to see the sunset.
There are small interesting religious shrines along the way to the top.
There are places to rest, shop, and buy food and drinks.