Climbing Adam’s Peak

Join local pilgrims on a night climb of Adam’s peak for a magical dawn. Streams of white-clad pilgrims from across the world pour year-round up the thousands of steps leading to the top of ‘Adam’s Peak’.

This mountain is sacred to all four major religions of Sri Lanka. Buddhists call the mountain Sri Pada (“the sacred footprint”) and say it was visited by the Buddha who placed His Footprint on top of the mountain. To Hindus, it is “Shiva Adipatham” and has the Shiva’s footprint. Muslims believe it is the place where Adam first set foot on earth when he was expelled from the Garden of Eden, while Roman Catholics insist the footprint impressed on the boulder at the summit is that of St. Thomas, the early Christian apostle who preached in South India.

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