Pidurutalagala meaning ‘straw plateau’ in Sinhalese and ‘Mount Pedro’ in English, is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 meters. The peak is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province and extends north west up to Kandy. A forest reserve surrounds the mountain. The 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 “high security zone” and therefore not open to public.
Visitors can enjoy the surrounding forest reserve on the slopes of Pidurutalagala up to Le Vallon tea plantation in Galaha. The top of the rock ‘Dotelagala’ offers a fabulous view that includes the Victoria Reservoir past Kandy and the Knuckles range beyond.