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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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  • This is the highest point in Sri Lanka. If you are in Nuwara, you would be tempted to visit this place for the view. But please note. This peak is under army control. So access to the place is restric...  read more »
  • This is the highest place of Sri Lanka. Very cold climate when compare to Nuwaraelia. Nice and best view. 
  • The nature reserve shows diverse plant varieties; including wide variety of endemic animals. Reaching the highest point after a 6km climb is not not for fun rides. Ideal for nature lovers, take warmin...  read more »
  • A must visit place in 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.
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