It is named so due to its striking similarity to the sacred mountain Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), where according to Sinhalese Buddhist tradition, lies the preserved and sacred footprint of Lord Buddha, instilled during one of his visits to Sri Lanka.
Little Adam’s Peak, also referred to as Mini Adam’s Peak, is another popular Ella hiking destination in the vicinity. The 1,141 metre peak is a relatively less demanding hike than that of Ella Rock. The hike takes you through boundless scenic tea plantations, taking only approximately 45 minutes to complete. The summit of Little Adam’s Peak is astounding with incredible 360 degree views of the misty mountains in the area and is best visited at dawn or dusk.
It is approximately 4 km from Ella Town and is considered one of the easiest hikes in area. Beginning from Ella Town, towards Passara Road lies the foot of the rock, just passing Flower Garden Resort.