Hatton

Hatton is the place you see in the Sri Lankan postcards where the train snakes around the lush tree plantations along the side of a misty mountain.  A welcome breeze will guide you into this delightful town and point you in the direction of one of Sri Lanka’s religious places, Adam’s Peak which is also referred to as Siri Pada or Butterfly’s Mountain. Hatton welcomes many pilgrims and tourists from far and wide, who come to witness the rock formation known as Siri Pada, or the ‘sacred footprint’ for themselves. This religious place in Hatton is frequented by Buddhist folk in connection to being the footprint of Lord Buddha, for Hindus to be that of Lord Shiva and those of Muslim and Christian faith, to be that of Adam.