Adam’s Peak in Sinhalese called “Sri Pada” is well-known place in Sri Lanka and world, It is a much-revered place which attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists visited thru the year during the season.
Buddhists are worshiping and believe that is the footprint of Lord Buddha’s, hence the name “Sri Pada” which means sacred foot. The peak is also known as Samanalakanda, which means “Butterfly Mountain”, aptly named after the many butterflies that frequent the region during their annual migration
Best time to visit “Sri Pada” from December to May. Beside that During this season, the route to the summit is lit with many lights which twinkle in the night making it a truly magical sight. Numbers peak during January and February, and visitors are advised to avoid full moon day (Poya days) as it gets extremely crowded.
There are traditional way of doing as your first time visit, Before you go up you must take a bath in the Cold River (Seetha Gangula ) then you must trust with god of Saman , then you will have to lay white thread as you climb up, once you reach to Sri Padya area you must shake bell one time , then everyone there knows it is your first time . As long as you visit 10 times you can shake the bell 10 times.
Many tourist and locals spend the night on top to see and capture the beautiful sunrise and clouds early in the morning.