Mountains & Peaks
In Sri Lanka, there are many mountains and peaks which are highly ecological and rich in biodiversity. Those mountains are mostly located in the central and southern parts of the country. At the same time, those mountains are the birthplaces for many rivers and they are preserved as forests.
The hill country is extremely beautiful and the temperature is very cool throughout the year. Everything is green and lush and the landscape is elevated with layers of grass knolls and jagged waterfalls with dense mountain forest clinging to the upper slopes.
Piduruthalagala is the highest mountain of the island which is 2,524 m (8,281 ft) in height. And Sri Pada which is also called Adam's peak is also an important mountain in Sri Lanka which has even religious importance. It is said that it gives birth to four main rivers in Sri Lanka. They are Mahaweli, Kelani, Kalu, and Walawe. Mahaweli is the longest river in the country.
Apart from that Knuckles mountain range, Hantana Mountains, Ritigala, Mihinthale, Namunukula, Hunnasgiriya mountain are some tourists attracted mountains.
Here we have mentioned the main and most popular mountains in the island. It goes without saying that those mountains are very much attractive.
But in Sri Lanka, there are lots of rocks and mountains where one can get an amazing experience of hiking. Please take a look at our hiking page for more details.