Pidurangala Rock Temple, Sigiriya

Pidurangala Rock Temple - A Quick Overview


Address: Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, Sigiriya

Ticket Price: 2 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Pidurangala Rock Temple, Sigiriya

Offering a gorgeous view of the dense Sri Lankan forest, the Pidurangala Rock is nearly as tall as the nearby Sigiriya. From the top you can view the entire Sigiriya complex while at the base is a Buddhist monastery and temple. The climb is steep and unmarked, and often ignored by tourists, but the view and the feeling of being closer to nature more than makes up for it.

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.

Pidurangala Rock Temple Information

  • The path to the top is not very clear, and a new person might get a bet confused.
  • The climb to the top is only suitable for fit people, as it is very steep and has lots of crevices.
  • Carry a bottle of water with you.

Pidurangala Rock Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • The entrance is open only till 05:00 pm.

How To reach Pidurangala Rock Temple by Public Transport

  • You can hire a tuk tuk from Sigiriya or Dambulla.

Restaurants Near Pidurangala Rock Temple

  • The nearest restaurants, eateries and shops are in the Sigiriya village.

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