Sri Lanka is an island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean with an area spanning over 65,610 km. The country is endowed with abundant natural resources with 25,000 water bodies, 350 waterfalls, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 500,000 acres of tea estates and 15 national parks. The history of colonial rule, trade and immigration from different parts of the world, resulted in the formation of various ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, each having their own religious traditions and language. Other than the majority of the Sinhala Buddhists, the population of this nation comprises of Sri Lankan Tamils, Muslims, Tamils of Indian origin, semi tribal Vaddas and Burghers. If you want to observe its diverse cultural landscape and rich heritage, you can plan a visit during holidays to this island nation, and you can look for international flights bound to this country on leading travel portals.
Adam Peak or Sri Pada
Sri Lankan culture dates back to more than 2,500 years and depicts tales of its richness through its splendid palaces, beautiful temples, planned cities, monasteries, monuments man-made reservoirs and sacred places like Adam Peak.
The 7,360 feet Adam Peak is shaped like a pyramid with a depression in its rocky summit resembling a huge footprint, treated with reverence as a sacred site. Buddhists identify it as the footprint of Buddha, while Hindus consider it to be of Shiva and Muslims as that of Adam. Also, it was regarded as that of St. Thomas, the Apostle, by the Portuguese. According to Buddhist legends, the departing Buddha imprinted this sacred footprint when he visited the country for the third time. The Muslim tradition has a belief that Adam, the first prophet, was thrown from Paradise due to his unruliness and stood on a foot while in penance at the top of this peak. If you wish to see this legendary peak, you can catch international airlines and make an online flight booking and reach the nearest airport to this place. If you wish to book tickets on cheaper rates, you can check for international air ticket booking on travel websites.