Pidurangala Rock Temple

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  • Address: Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, Sigiriya
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 2 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Nature

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 Travel Tips

  • 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 Hours

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

How to Reach Pidurangala Rock Temple

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

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

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  • Pidurangala Rock Temple Address: Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, Sigiriya
  • Pidurangala Rock Temple Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Pidurangala Rock Temple Price: 2 USD
  • Best time to visit Pidurangala Rock Temple(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pidurangala Rock Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 62.51% of people who visit Sigiriya include Pidurangala Rock Temple in their plan

  • 44.81% of people start their Pidurangala Rock Temple visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pidurangala Rock Temple

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

86.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pidurangala Rock Temple

People normally club together Gal Vihara and Minneriya National Park while planning their visit to Pidurangala Rock Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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