92 miles from Colombo and 17 miles from Hatton Via Maskeliya Known in Sri lanka as Sri pada, the sacred Mountain, enshrining the foot print of the Buddha. Elevation 7360 feet above sea level.Sacred to Buddhists, Hindus and and Muslims. Visited by Thousands of Devotees.The Pilgrim season is the calm bright months from January to May. Two main routes via Hatton and via Rathnapura .The easiest route to climb the mountain is from Hatton.Temple at summit, reached by picturesque mountain track. the dawn view is incredible.
The sunrise Produces the famous spectacle of the shadow of the peak thrown on the clouds below, an extraordinary phenomenon. the view from the top of the mountain is wonderful on a clear day.