Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve, Nuwara Eliya

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Pidurutalagala, or Mount Pedro in English, is an ultra prominent peak, and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2524m. Mount Pedro is located close to the city of Nuwara Eliya, and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province. It is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya.Its summit is home to the central communications array of the Government of Sri Lanka and armed forces, and serves as an important point in the country's radar system. The peak is currently designated as an "Ultra-high security zone", and is protected by a large military base; being strictly off limits to the general public.On 1 March 2010, a small wildfire broke out over the mountain's forest cover. The fire destroyed 3acres of forest, before being doused by the Sri Lanka Air Force and nearly 300 local residents.
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  • With a little bit of luck, guards will let you through the gate of the high-security area at the top of mount Pidurutalagala, to enjoy a ride or hike amidst colourful flowers and rough bushes. And wit...  more »
  • I planned to climb this mountain, but at the foot there was a millitairy point that I was not allowed to pass as a pedestrian. It seems vehicles are allowed.  more »
  • The most beautiful views from this highest mountain in Sri Lanka . It isn't necessary to step into the temple at the top unless you choose to; the view at the top once you walk on is incomparable. The...  more »
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  • Piduruthalagala is the highest mountain. So beautiful and very cool. It has more lowest temperature .
  • I couldn't believe I'm in Sri Lanka. This was astonishing. Breathtaking views all-around. The gates at the bottom of the road to mountain close at 4.30 pm, so if you are planning a visit try reach the gate before this. There's only a tiny tea hut at the top, you better be prepared with your own food.
  • Very beautiful place. But always wet and freezing. 👍
  • HIGHEST PLACE ON SRI LANKA.GREAT FOR VISITING AND ADVENTURES TRIPS.
  • Highest Mountain of Sri Lanka. Superb place for relaxing.

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British colonial buildings house many of the best hotels and guesthouse in Nuwara Eliya. Nostalgia-inducing villas dot the areas just outside of the town center, located near historic tea plantations and enjoying extensive views of the landscape. You can find budget hostels, hotels, and guesthouses close to the main bus station.
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