What you can expect
Want to have an amazing view of the Sigirya Rock? Than it’s time you climb Pidurangala Rock!
Pidurangala Rock is a spectacular sight. History of the rock temple is closely related to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. History says that monks have been living in the caves of Pidurangala 2500 years back. The proof for that is a temple and a 12.5 m long reclining Buddha statue built in a cave. It’s said to be the largest brick statue in the world.
Pidurangala Rocks is larger than Sigiriya rock and is a little more difficult to climb, so it’s not too crowded with travelers. Keep in mind that it is an medium difficulty hike so some physical fitness is required. Stunning views of acres & acres of evergreen forest with Sigiriya will reward your efforts.
The hike take around 30 minutes and was relatively easy despite the incline and some parts of the path being a little bit ‘off-road’.
You will have time to let the view sink in you, to feel the breeze, gaze at the sky & I am sure you will definitely get that “Top of The World” feeling.