10 Interesting Sri Pada Facts

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

10 Interesting Facts About Ratnapura

Facts About Ratnapura

Facts About Ratnapura

  1. Ratnapura city is located in the A4 Highway which connects capital Colombo to Kalmunai in the Eastern Province.
  2. Ratnapura features a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen climate classification.
  3. The name ‘Ratnapura’ is a Sanskrit word meaning “city of gems”, from the Sanskrit words Pura (town) and Ratna (gemstone).
  4. Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka, It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as the Ratnapura District.
  5. The estimated Population of Ratnapura is 52,170.
  6. Ratnapura is a traditional centre for the Sri Lankan gem trade.
  7. Ratnapura is also spelt as Rathnapura.
  8. Ratnapura is the starting point for the ‘classic’ or hard route up Adam’s Peak, via the Gilimale and Carney Estates.
  9. Ratnapura is also known for the production of rice and fruit.
  10. In 2019, Ranapure Hospital was upgraded as a teaching Hospital with the establishment of medical faculty at Sabaragamuwa University.
Facts About Ratnapura
Facts About Ratnapura