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Adam’s Peak

It is believed that Lord Buddha during his third visit to Sri Lanka placed his   footprint on the summit of this sacred mountain. So, the name Sri Pada the   sacred footprint. This mountain is also known as Samantakuta, Sumanakuta,   Samanalakanda, Samanela, Samangira, Medumhelaya etc. The Christians call the   mountain Adam’s Peak, derived from the Portuguese Pico de Adam (Peak of Adam).   It is 7,360 feet in height and is the forth highest mountain in the country and   has several approaches, the main ones being through the Hatton town and   Ratnapura District. Annually, during December April, devotees climb the mountain   to pay obeisance.