Adams Peak, Nuwara Eliya and Ella

Nuwara Eliya Travel Blog

 › entry 6 of 8 › view all entries
The remarkable shadow cast from Adams Peak.

Goodbye Kandy - next stop Adams Peak. We arrived in the afternoon to prepare ourselves for the morning ascent of the religiously significant Adams Peak. Real name sri pada. We climbed 4600 steps with hundreds of buddhist pilgrims who believe that the top is the location of lord buddhas footprint.

The view from the top was amazing especially as the sun broke through at dawn. There is a remarkable natural phenomonon that is viewed for 20mins just after dawn where the mountain casts a perfect traingular shadow, in actual fact the mountain is not symmetrical.. see the pictures.

After breakfast we headed onwards to the tea country - town Nuyara Eliya. This town is known for its veryy english style which it has retained from the english colony times.

We visited the Pedro Tea factory and learnt all about the manufacture of tea. A suprisingly quick process..

Ella was a cute little town in the mountains. Sarah had her quota of waterfalls catered for.. although small children were trying to sell us Aus 50c coins at a very bad exchange rate at most of the scenic spots!

Now onto Yala to see the animals..

 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
The remarkable shadow cast from Ad…
The remarkable shadow cast from A…
lights from tea cafes all the way …
lights from tea cafes all the way…
adams peak - its looks very onimou…
adams peak - its looks very onimo…
Sarah near the top after sun rise.
Sarah near the top after sun rise.
Looking up at the peak from below.
Looking up at the peak from below.
The township at the bottom of Adam…
The township at the bottom of Ada…
the local wildlife
the local wildlife
nuyara elya has retained much of i…
nuyara elya has retained much of …
when in sri lanka...
when in sri lanka...
Lots of tea as we head up into the…
Lots of tea as we head up into th…
tamil people are working in the te…
tamil people are working in the t…
ella gap - on a clear day you can …
ella gap - on a clear day you can…
a hindu temple with a fantastic vi…
a hindu temple with a fantastic v…
tea everywhere
tea everywhere
Dawn from the top of Adams Peak.
Dawn from the top of Adams Peak.
Nuwara Eliya
photo by: halilee