Mountains of Sri Lanka

 Mountains of Sri Lanka

Mountains of Sri Lanka

Riverston Peak

The Riverston Peak in Sri Lanka can be reached by travelling, about 30km away from the Matale town, down the Matale – Girandurukotte Road. This secretive windy road, with its sharp hairpin turns, offers some of the best views to the surrounding countryside; to the extent that it is called the Mini World’s End.

Pidurutalagala

Pidurutalagala , or Mount Pedro in English, is an ultra prominent peak, and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m (8,281 ft). Mount Pedro is located close to the city of Nuwara Eliya, and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province. It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya.

Kirigalpoththa

Kirigalpoththa is the 2nd tallest mountain in Sri Lanka at 2,388 m (7,835 ft) above mean sea level, and is also the highest mountain in the country whose summit is accessible to the general public (the highest point, Pidurutalagala, is occupied by a military base and off-limits to the public).

Liptons Seat

Lipton’s Seat is a high observation point in the hills of Poonagala. Located on the top of the town’s namesake, Poonagala Hill, it is also near the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Lipton’s Seat is so named because the famed Scottish baron and tea planter Sir Thomas Lipton used it as the seat to survey his empire in a time long gone but not forgotten.

Little Adam’s Peak

Don’t defiance the beautiful tourism site in Sri Lanka, Little Adams Peak whether considering the word ‘Little’,it is named after the sacred Adams Peak (Sri Pada –where the foot print of Lord Buddha is preserved) regarding the similarity between the two mountains.

Ritigala

Ritigala can be reached from the turn-off from Habarana- Anuradhapura Road at a distance of 12km from Habarana. Another 5 km along a graveled yet motorable road leads to the foot of the mountain.

Ethagala – Elephnat Rock

Ethagala (the Elephant Rock) is one of seven rocks that overlook the town of Kurunegala, in Sri Lanka. The rock face reaches 316 metres (1,037 ft) over the town and in its shape resembles a crouching elephant, which explains the rock’s name.

Rumasalla Mountain

Rumasalla Mountain. In the past, Rumassala was known as Buono Vista, a name that dates back to the colonial period, and most likely a corruption…

Knuckles Range

Knuckles range also called Dumbara mountain range is located off Kandy, in the northern end of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. To the south and east of the mountain range is Mahaweli river basin while to the west are Matale plains.

Alagalla Mountain Range

Alagalla Mountain Range. Alagalla Mountain Range or “Potato Range” is situated at the boundaries of the Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces in Sri Lanka…

Bible Rock

Bible Rock. Bible Rock is a mountain near Aranayake in Kegalle District in central Sri Lanka. It is known as the “Bible Rock” as its surface resembles…

Ura Kanda

Ura Kanda. Urakanda mountain range is situated in Kegalle District. A beautiful mountain with breath taking surroundings.

Monkey Mountain

Monkey Mountain. The Gal Oya area is resplendent with forest and lush with vegetation. Totally off-the-beaten-track and off-limits during the war, the area has avoided much development and the landscape is mostly unspoiled…

Yahangala

The great King Ravana’s body was kept after his death upon this rock called Yahangala( bedrock), for his countrymen to pay their last respects to their dear departed king…

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