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Pidurutalagala is situated North-North-East from the town of Nuwara Eliya and is easily visible from most areas of the Central Province.
In 1 March 2010, a small wildfire broke out over the mountain’s forest cover. The fire destroyed 3 acres of forest.
The peak is currently designated as an “Ultra-high security zone”, and is protected by a large military base; the peak is strictly off-limits to the general public.
Pidurutalagala or Mount Pedro in English is an ultra prominent peak and the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka.
The Geographic Coordinates of Pidurutalagala: 7°0′3″N 80°46′26″E.