To Hindus it is the footprint of Lord Shiva. Muslims believe it to be the place where Adam first set foot on earth and many Roman Catholics say the footprint impressed in the boulder is that of St. Thomas, the early Christian apostle, who preached in South India
Buddhist pilgrims climb the 2245m (7242ft) high mountain to honor the legendary footprint of Buddha. Approx. 300.000 pilgrims visit this place a year. Sri Pada means "holy footprint". To the Hindus the mountain is holy for another reason: they call it " Shivas Peak ". Christians from the old Indian Church think that the apostle Thomas have lived there during his mission in India, and the Muslims call it "Adam's Peak" and interpret the footprints as those of the first man. In the history of religions, Sri Pada is a holy mountain of classic importance.
Out of the 3 roots for the hill climb the Hatton root which starts the climb from Nallathanniya(Delhousie)is the most popular
You go to Hatton (by train or bus from Colombo ) through tea plantations. From Hatton, you'll either go by buses, three-wheeler or taxi to Dalhousie, 33 km south-west of Hatton.You'll pass a big reservoir, and can see Adam's Peak most of the way from Hatton.
The climb takes 2½ to 4 hours. The first signs of dawn comes around 5.15 and s
sunrise is usually between 5.30 and 5.40. So a start around 2 am is fine, and if you bring a sleeping bag or plenty of clothes, you might start earlier.
Fishing hut is a most beautiful natural place near the Adam's peak.Its Very famous place of all over the world.You can go to Fishing hut in Moray Estate on the way of Adam's peak .don't forget the visit there.
Laxapana waterfalls at closed to Hatton and Laxapana Valley. Laxapana falls is Forth highest waterfall of Sri Lanka and this waterfall is higher 115m. Laxapana valley is very famous water valley of Sri Lanka and which is supported to Electricity of Sri Lanka. Laxapana waterfall at Samanala mountains and closed to Adams peak. When you travel Sri Pada don't miss to Visit Laxapana waterfall.
When you visit waterfalls please protect our Nature.
Laxapana waterfalls 4th Highest of Sri Lanka.