Pidurangala Rock Hike


Standard Tour Start time: From 6.00 am to 4.00 pm (You can choose start time)
Tour Start for see Sunrise: 4.45 Am   
* If you like to see sunrise, pickup time may vary as per your hotel location

Vehicle Type: Safari Jeep

Duration: 2.5 hours. Depending on how fast you climb the visit takes from 2 hour to 2.5 hours.

Pidurangala is an sizeable rock placed some kilometers north of Sigiriya. The rocks have an interlinked history: while King Kasyapa changed into constructing Sigiriya Rock Fortress withinside the fifth century, he moved clergymen dwelling round Sigiriya to a brand new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An historic cave temple nonetheless homes gadgets from diverse vintages that replicate Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple front is assumed to mark the spot in which King Kasyapa changed into cremated. Pidurangala is a extra difficult climb than Sigiriya, so ought to now no longer be tried via way of means of people with terrible bodily fitness. There isn’t anyt any clean route to the top: steep, choppy steps deliver manner to an expanse of boulders and crevices that climbers should navigate a good way to attain the summit. From the top, there are wonderful vistas of the encompassing panorama and an amazing view of the majestic Sigiriya Rock.

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What you can expect on Pidurangala Rock Hike

Need to have an amazing view of the Sigirya Rock? Than it’s time you climb Pidurangala Rock!

Pidurangala Rock is a staggering sight. History of the rock monastry is firmly connected with Sigiriya Rock Fortress. History says that monks have been living in the caves of Pidurangala 2500 years ago. The confirmation for that is a temple and a 12.5 m long reclining Buddha statue built in a cave. It’s supposed to be the biggest brick statue on the planet.

Pidurangala Rock is bigger than Sigiriya rock and is somewhat more hard to climb, so it’s not too crowded with explorers. Remember that it is a medium difficulty climb, so some physical fitness is required. Shocking perspectives on sections of land of evergreen woods with Sigiriya will remunerate your endeavors.

The climb take around 30 minutes and was somewhat simple regardless of the slope and a few pieces of the way being a tad ‘rough terrain’.

You will have the opportunity to let the view hit home you, to feel the breeze, look at the sky and I am certain you will get that “Top of The World” feeling.


What to wear or bring along:

Light clothing, sun cream, a hat, shoes fit for trekking


Fairly challenging. The first half consists of steps cut into the rock, but the rest of the climb is more strenuous as it requires you to climb over and through rocks.

Suitable for children:

Not recommended for children under the age of 16 as there are no railings throughout the climb. Although the views from the summit are gorgeous, the edges are unprotected and unsafe.

Private Tour or not? 

The vehicle & visit is private, guided by your driver come guide. That said, there may be other people around at the site.



  • Pidurangala Entrance fees
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop off


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Driver Tips
  • Guide service


*  Tour Start for see Sunrise: 4.45 Am

Departure Time Comments:

  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to tour start time. You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Departure/ Meeting Location Name:

A Village, Sigiriya | Infront of BOC Bank, Kimbissa

Directions to Departure Location:
>  After booked, you will receive the Google map location of meeting point.

Return Location:
Returns to original departure point

Additional Tour Information:

  • For Same day & Next day bookings, Please you must contact us by calling or SMS with mention exact pickup Location
  • Child Rate Age: 6 to 11 years | Child below 5 years free
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please include your Mobile / Local contact number & Hotel pickup details in the booking
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