Located a short distance from the famous Sigiriya Rock, the summit of this massive rock formation known as Pidurangala Rock sports stunning views of Sigiriya and the rolling greenery below. Pidurangala Rock not only presents you with a slightly challenging trek but is also a historical site with its own share of stories.
The climb up to the summit of Pidurangala is not a clear one and is a combination of steps and just manoeuvring oneself up the boulders, so definitely tougher than tackling Sigiriya Rock. Once you reach the end of the stairs, there is a reclining statue of Buddha hidden away, believed to have been the largest brick statue at some point during the past. Proceed further up the rock, this time though without any steps so you’ll find yourself squeezing through and scrambling over boulders for this last bit. Once you reach the flat summit, the views will be breath-taking and the stress of the climb will be a thing of the past. The entire experience will take roughly two hours, depending on how long you might want to spend at the summit.