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.
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  • A hard way up, but a beautiful view and sunset from the top. I can recommend this trip. Better price than lion's rock but the same view.  more »
  • It was an amazing experience to climb on a challenging trail. Some sections were difficult as the steps were not even. It was inspiring as all the people climbing was encouraging and helping each...  more »
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  • Nice wee hike up the hill with some little bouldering- seen some people giving up or being very scared. I personally don’t think non of it is needed and everyone can make it up.
  • The most beautiful view I've seen in Sri Lanka, you can walk on a huge rock and see the landscape on every side. Amazing feeling. Also you can see "twin" Lion's Rock on the top
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