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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  • 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 »
  • A difficult name to pronounce, Pidurutalagala or easy English name 'Mount Pedro' is the highest peak in Srilanka. A paved road took us up the hill. No one is allowed to walk on the road as wild animal...  more »
  • Piduruthalagala is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. On the top there is a Buddhist temple. also you can see the main Radar station in Sri Lanka. You can see the Adams peak from here also. you must v...  more »
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  • Forces are doing excellent job safe our treasure. Nice view. You may need to get permission to go in.
  • Must go place in Nuwara Eliya. Nice views. Tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.
  • Highest place of Sri Lanka. Can travel by car to the top of mountain. Army forces will give you great support.
  • Piduruthalagala is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. There's a bit of a drive to the top, but once there the views are breathtaking. Great photo spot!
  • top of the world view from the highest point of Sri Lanka. Bio diversity, almost touch the sky kind of feeling.

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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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