The 2022-2023 annual Sri Pada pilgrim season, begins from the Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day on December 7. Thousands of local and foreign devotees belonging to various religions including Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims trek to the summit of the 7,359 ft. high sacred mountain each year during the season. Sri Pada pilgrim season will end on Vesak Poya Day in May 2023.
Access to the mountain is possible by six trails: Ratnapura-Palabaddala, Kuruwita-Erathna, Hatton- Nallathanniya, Murraywatta, Mookuwatta and Malimboda.
Sri Pada, also known as Adam’s Peak has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
A series of religious activities to mark the beginning of the season will be held at the Sri Pada Raja Maha Viharaya temple in Galpottawela, Ratnapura.
Processions carrying the sacred casket of Relics of the Buddha, sacred objects, and the statue of God Saman from the Temple to the Sri Pada maluwa will be held.