Peak Wilderness Sri Lanka
"Sri Pada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers around the Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) mountain. A huge forest area that belonged to the Peak Wilderness was cut down and cleared during the British colonial rule in Sri Lanka (1815-1948) to gain land for the massive tea estates which are still functioning in Nuwara Eliya district. The remaining portion of the Peak Wilderness was declared a wildlife sanctuary on October 25, 1940.
This tropical rain forest, spread over 224 square kilometers around the famed Adam's Peak mountain, contains varied and unusual geographical formations compared to the other natural reserves of the island. Access is via Hatton Kuruwita and Palabaddala route, the latter being favoured by Buddhist devotees and other tourists on pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak.