Adams peak, the most prominent of Sri Lankas mountain can be seen from the top of my water tank which is more than 200 Kilometers away by road. It is said that in the past Adam’s Peak could be seen on most days at many different places in Colombo. If you look at the 19th century paintings of Colombo, you will often find that Adam’s peak is shown in the background.
Things have changed. Dust, Smoke and buildings obscure the view.
By the way, those smugdes on the foreground were caused by a flock of egrets who flew past at that very moment.