Adams' Peak: Sri Lanka's Most Iconic Adventure Trek

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Visit Adam’s peak, a massive conical mountain standing at 7350 feet high, located in the southern regions of the Central Highlands. This soaring summit has been one of the country’s most striking landmarks and a focus for pilgrimages of four faiths for over 1000 years. Largely surrounded by forested hills, it is home to a wildlife reserve housing many species varying from elephants to the leopards. Over the years, Adam’s peak has garnered a mass of legends centered around its enigmatic 6 foot footprint, called ‘Sri Pada’, and thought by many Buddhists to be the footprint of Lord Buddha himself, when he headed up to his heavenly paradise. Similarly, the Islamic and Christian cultures claim this as the footprint of Adam, when he first set foot on earth after being cast out of heaven. However, as per Hindu tradition, this footprint is said to be that of Lord Shiva. Apart from the folklore surrounding it, Adam’s Peak surely remains worth a climb just for the sheer beauty of the place alone.

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