Worship Adam’s Peak

Climbing up Adam’s Peak can take a significant chunk of time out of your day, so if you would like to see more of Ella during your stay, attempt to start your hike in the very early hours of the morning. The trek can take up to 3.5 hours to reach the top, and it’s considered a pretty tough climb – if you’re not very fit, you might want to sit this one out. However, those who make the climb in time to watch the sunrise will agree that it’s one of the most stunning sights you could have hoped for, and well-worth the trek.

The mountain of Adam’s Peak is thought to be sacred because of the footprint-shaped mark at its summit, claimed by different religions to have been made by significant figures from their own faith: by one account, it was created by the left foot of Lord Buddha; another ascribes it to the Hindu Lord Shiva; while some Christians and Muslims believe that it was made when Adam first set foot on earth after his exile from Heaven.