Little Adam’s Peak (LAP) is situated in Ella, a city situated in the Badulla District of the Uva Province. It is one of the main cites that attracts many tourists to Sri Lanka due to its mystic and breath-taking views.
This Peak is one of the main tourist attractions of the Ella town. Though it is named as “Little Adam’s Peak”, in consideration of its size, it is not small. As per the locals, it has got the name “Punchi Siri Pada” or “Punchi Adam’s Peak” due to its similarity between the Sacred Adams’s Peak. “Punchi” in Sinhalese means “Little”.
Although, this similarity is not quite apparent.
There are many entrances to ascend this hallowed place. However, the, less touristy entrance is through the 98 Acres resort marked by the white Buddha. The path to the summit is serene with a tea plantation on either side.
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The rising and setting sun spews a beautiful glow and is an amazing view from the summit. Tourists need to witness the rising sun, which is an adventure that should not be missed. The fresh air and the misty mountains, with tea bushes, planted rows, is a beautiful scene you would not want to miss.
The kaleidoscope of colours that the rising sun spread across the area brings warmth and tranquillity that is unique. You can also experience the beauty of the sunset which is even better than the sunrise.
Your journey down the summit is a different experience as the serenity of the summit would have given you a new outlook of warmth. As you step down the path you will see tea-pluckers’ finishing their day’s work and heading towards tea factories as the winds getting rough and stronger, as they begin to “wind” their way to the surround the summit. You need to experience this yourself, as it’s a feeling.