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10 Interesting Sri Pada Facts

Sri Pada Facts

  1. Sri Pada is also known as Adam’s Peak.
  2. Sri Pada is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka.
  3. The mountain is located in the southern reaches of the Central Highlands in the Ratnapura District and Nuwara Eliya district of the Sabaragamuwa Province and Central Province lying about 40 km northeast of Ratnapura and 32 km southwest of Hatton.
  4. Adam’s Peak is important as a watershed.
  5. The Arab traveller Ibn Battuta climbed to the summit of the mountain which he called Sarandīb in 1344 CE. In his description, he mentions a stairway and iron stanchions with chains to help the pilgrims.
  6. Sri Pada is first mentioned (as Samanthakuta) in the Deepawamsa, the earliest Pali chronicle.
  7. The Sri Pada is a 2,243m mountain and you will be climbing 5,000–6,000 crumbling steps
  8. Sri Pada was first ascended by Bhuvanekhabahu IV.
  9. Sri Pada Geographic Coordinates 6°48′34″N 80°29′59″ECoordinates: 6°48′34″N 80°29′59″E.
  10. The Italian merchant Marco Polo in his Travels of 1298 CE noted that Adam’s Peak was an important place of pilgrimage but did not mention a footprint in the rock.
Sri Pada Facts
Sri Pada Facts

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