Hike the Adam’s Peak or Sri Pada. Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka is a 2243 meters high conical mountain which is located in central Sri Lanka. Hiking Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) is one of the best travel experiences in Sri Lanka for tourists as well as locals, there are 5500 steps to reach the top.
Sri Pada is derived from Sanskrit, used by the Sri Lankan people in a religious context roughly translated as “the sacred foot”, it refers to the footprint-shaped mark at the summit, which is believed by Buddhists to be that of the Buddha. Christian and Islamic traditions assert that it is the footprint of Adam, left when first setting foot on Earth after having been cast out of paradise, giving it the name “Adam’s Peak”. Hindu tradition refers to the footprint as that of the Hindu deity Shiva, and thus names the mountain Shiva Padam (Shiva’s foot) in Tamil.
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