Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya

4.8
Hike up Pidurangala Rock, a geological feature offering extensive views of the verdant hilly landscape and an atmosphere of seclusion and contemplation. Standing opposite a larger, more frequented hill, the rock possesses a different charm to its touristy brother, with a quiet and peaceful Buddhist temple at its foot, and a giant reclining Buddha statue in a secluded cave part way up. The ascent takes around half an hour, with a medium difficulty scramble over some boulders near the top, so wear suitable footwear. The views from the top make the exertion worthwhile. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Sigiriya holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pidurangala Rock and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Pidurangala Rock
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Pidurangala Rock
Pidurangala Rock Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
2,156 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We came here for the sunrise and were not disappointed! We needed about 25 minutes to the top. A flashlight is necessary for the last 300 steps because after there are no lights on the way anymore. Th...  more »
  • Breath taking view of Sigiriya rock and can't express the beauty of nature by word! You should climb pidurangala rock to experience that!  more »
Google
  • Really nice place ! Visitors can see to magnificent view from the top of the rock at early morning and evening by watching the sun rises and sun sets. Definitely a awesome please to visit.
  • Quite tough hiking after reaching Sleeping Buddha statue, but worth the effort. Views are amazing. Take proper shoes, it's not just a walk.
Places to stay near Pidurangala Rock

Plan your trip to Sigiriya

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sigiriya

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
2.3
Duration: 1​h
3.9
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Sigiriya

4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.0
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Sigiriya

4.3
Duration: 30​min
3.6
Duration: 4​h
2.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.5
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Sigiriya

3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Shopping in Sigiriya

2.2
Duration: 30​min
1.8
Duration: 30​min
1.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min