Kikiliyamana Mountain

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About Kikiliyamana Mountain:

Kikiliyamana Mountain is the 6th highest mountain in Sri Lanka, standing at the height of 2,240 meters in Nuwara-Eliya of the Central Province. Shanthipura is a famous village in Sri Lanka due to its highest altitude on the entire island, and Shanthipura located on the Kikiliyamana Mountain road. A dense forest surrounds the mountain, and it is a preserved area.

How to reach the Kikiliyamana Mountain:

From Nuwara Eliya, you need to travel along the Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway up to Shanthipura village to reach the Kikiliyamana Mountain. Reaching the mountain peak is very easy as the pathway is wider and even can be reached by a three-wheeler, van or lorry.

Best time to visit Kikiliyamana Mountain and Weather conditions:

There is a mild rainfall annually; however, the mountain, including Shanthipura, has an average steppe climate. Hiking to Kikiliyamana mountain is not a challenging task, and anyone who likes to be on top of a hill could choose to climb this peak.

Hike to Kikiliyamana:

The beauty of Shathipura village and the lifestyle of its people is the uniqueness of this mountain, which cannot be experienced through any of the other hikes. There is a beautiful Buddhist pagoda, and this temple surrounds the houses of the villagers. Plantations in this village are done uniquely on the slopes. There is also a particular viewpoint in this village to observe the beauty of the landscape from the top. Panoramic views of Pidurutalagala, Hakgala Mountain, Gregory lake, Adam’s peak and the Nuwara-Eliya town from the summit are charming.

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