Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It is only a 20-minute walk. From US$ 48 per person.
Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It is only a 20-minute walk from Sigiriya Rock and costs about $3 to enter. The view from the top of the rock is more impressive Among tourists, this is a famous destination for moderate hikes & climbs to the top of the rock is popular for panoramic views. It has an interesting history closely related to that of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Climbing to the top of Pidurangala Rock is more strenuous than climbing Sigiriya. If you are fit and adventurous it is a climb worth making. It will take you about two hours. The trail to the summit is relatively easy. There is far less to see on this site than Sigiriya. From the summit there's a phenomenal view of the area and Lion's Rock. The view is breathtaking, even without a sunrise/sunset. It’s definitely worth it!!
From the top you can view the entire Sigiriya complex while at the base is a Buddhist monastery and temple. It is said that King Kasyapa relocated the Buddhist monks who resided at Sigiriya Rock to build his fortress. He built a temple and monastery for them, the ruins of which can be seen at the site now. It is also said that the king was cremated here, the Kasyapa's Stupa possibly marking the cremation site.
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