Meaning the city of lights is built at 1900 meters above sea level amidst lush vegetation. It was the favorite hill station of the colonial British tea planters. This area is famed for its tea plantations, cascading waterfalls and its colonial buildings many resembling old English cottages. It is also home to Asia’s oldest golf course which the city is built around.


  • Heritage
  • Landscape


  • Hill Station
  • Tea Plantations
  • Old English Cottages
  • Lush Vegetation

Places to Stay

Wathsala Inn

Style: Guest house

The closest hotel to the start point for the Adams Peak/Siri Pada hill climb, the Wathsala Inn is a cozy family run guesthouse with over 20 years of hospitality expertise.

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Activities in Adam’s Peak

Trek to Adam’s Peak

Admire flora and fauna galore whilst climbing 8,600 steps to the summit of Adam’s Peak, one of Sri Lanka’s most illustrious mountains located in the lush greenery of Hill Country on this full day trek. A footprint shaped impression (1.8 meters) on its summit has led to many a myth: Buddhists believe it belongs to Lord Buddha, Hindus say it is Lord Shiva’s, whilst Muslims claim it belongs to St. Thomas. This makes Adam’s Peak a key pilgrimage site. Early risers will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking sunrise ever seen.


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