Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya

4.8
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Pidurangala Rock reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
2,442 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I realllllllly enjoyed this. I hadn't tried rock climbing before & I wanna do it again. the climb was relatively easy because the sun wasn't on us the entire time thanks to the trees. the stairs also....  more »
  • The climb was not too hard. Average fitness would suffice. The beginning is a steep climb up on rocky stairs. Later part us through boulders. Strangers do help when needed. The view from the summit.....  more »
Google
  • This a great historical place to visit. The climb is energetic and suited to those with a minimum of good fitness and agility climbing steps. We loved it. Footwear with good grip are the best for safety. We wore hiking boots as we packed them.
  • Very interesting hike. We enjoyed at the top for an hour! There wasn’t many people until the sunset. Amazing view of Lion’s rock. Don’t miss Pidurangala if you are in Sigiriya.

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

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 3h 30 min
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Sigiriya

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Sigiriya

4.2
Duration: 4h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Sigiriya

3.6
Duration: 4 hours
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes
2.4
Duration: 30 minutes
2.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Sigiriya

4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Spas in Sigiriya

1.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours