Pidurangala rock situated adjacent to the Sigiriya rock is one of the most popular destinations in Sigiriya. Even though Sigiriya Rock has a rich history and some interesting sites such as the lions paw, the pidurangala rock offers a more calm and serene feel.
One of the most magical moments and a beautiful way to start the morning is experiencing the sunrise in a 360 degree view of not only the sigiriya rock but also the surrounding forest area. Travellers to pidurangala rock usually visits the rock at sunrise and heads to the top of the Sigiriya Rock to experience the sunset.
The hike to the pidurangala rock starts off at the temple at the base of the rock known as Pidurangala Sigiri Rajamaha Viharaya, where you will be charged an entrance fee. The hike usually takes around 20 minutes through a path with fairly easy incline and a little bit of climbing on boulders. Hiking during rain can be very dangerous and the best time to visit the pidurangala rock is during december through april as this is the dry season with a safer, less slippery path for climbing. Experience the stunning views from the top by adding pidurangala rock to your next travel destination.