Piduruthalagala presents an impressive mountain that presents magnificent views over the surrounding landscape. Magnificently positioned in the heart of the country within the central province, this mountain should not be passed over during a trip to Nuware Eliya or Sri Lanka.
Getting to the peak of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain is a difficult and enthralling task. However, for those who overcome that difficulty and reach the summit will be rewarded with the stunning panoramic on offer from the peak of Piduruthalagala Mountain which are more than just breathtaking. Apart from offering dramatic views of the country, this mountain offers a wonderfully cool climate. The village with the coolest climate in the Sri Lanka is positioned between Piduruthalagala Mountain and the city of Nuwara-Eliya.
Numerous plants, animals, birds and flowers are hidden in this mountain and most of them are endemic to Sri Lanka. Many rare species of botanical life can also found in Piduruthalagala. For instance, the Soma plant which can be found only at Himalayas of India also grows here.
Due to its enormous height, many local broadcasting stations have set up their towers at the peak of this mountain including the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. The lights of Rupavahini tower can be seen from a considerable distance away.
Travellers both local and international identify this mountain as a haven for trekking. The journey involves trekking through jungles; past streams and through heavy mist before finally emerging at the summit and its stunning views.
Also located on the mountain is the stunning Piduruthalagala fall which is 3 kilometres from Boralenda is also carried from this great mountain.
Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain offers more than just beauty it offers a wide range of wild life activities and lots to explore for the nature lover.
Hills & Mountains in Sri Lanka