According to legend, Emperor Shah Jehan had used pink quartz from this dazzling mountain for his masterpiece, the Taj Mahal. Asia’s largest rose quartz mountain is situated in the “Jathika Namal Uyana” of Sri Lanka. According to archaeological researchers, this pink quartz mountain holds a history of more than 500 million years.
The row of 7 rose quartz mountains is situated at an elevation varying between 180 and 300 meters above sea level. The climb up the rock surface is exiting as there are no handrails to support you. Although you will face the challenge of finding secure footing, it will make the journey more fun and you will be engaging in with great enthusiasm.
Miles of greenery spread out below in every direction. At the summit of the mountain, there is a gleaming white statue of the Buddha. With the statue beckoning you, you will begin the climb and you will constantly be distracted by the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. A vast lake stretch away beyond the ironwood forest. Distant mountains and hills rise out of the otherwise flat landscape.
Evening is the best time to visit. At the summit, you will be rocked by strong winds while you admire the scenery. By then, the sun will begin to set, casting a golden light from the west adding more beauty to the experience.