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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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  • Highest point in Sri Lanka, 8282km above sea level Was well worth the drive up the swirling hills. Entry is blocked by Sri Lankan army and require a firm to be filled out before they allow entry. Whol...  more »
  • This the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. There is around 12kms from nuwara eliya city center. You have to come from a vehicle to reach this place. There is a checking in the entrance for the visitors. ...  more »
  • Note that I arrive here with my driver at 7am and we were told gate opens at 7:30am so we have to wait to get in. Free entrance for foreigners and locals alike, filled out paperwork, pasport registrat...  more »
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  • Superb and fantastic......It's a very good experience to be at the highest peak in Sri Lanka....🗻🗻🗻
  • Just remember to visit in the morning. Else it gets completely covered in thick mist and and you can't see anything.
  • Every Sri Lankan must visit.
  • A must visit place in Nuwaraeliya.you have to get down and fill a form near the entrance of the piduruthalagala road. But anyway its amazing journey to rop of the heights place in Sri Lanka.Its around 6km to climb to the top of the mountain.The laws not allowing you to stop in the middle of the journey. you also can taste "pol roti" at the shop where located in the peak.
  • Highest place of Sri Lanka. Catch the cool breeze. If possible visit during the rainy season and get caught in the rain. Awesome. Enjoy and try to spot the view of Nuwara Eliya town.