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Hike to Pidurangala rock with lunch from Negombo

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Pidurangala is a massive rock formation which offers spectacular views of magnificent greenery. The summit of Pidurangala is also the best possible place to get a fantastic view of Sigiriya rock fortress. Like Sigiriya, Pidurangala was formed by volcanic activity. Pidurangala appears larger than Sigiriya and its upper surface is steeply sloped. Spectacular views await you at the summit of Pidurangala. A vast area of flat rock stretched out with a small bunch of trees and shrubs huddle in its center. It will make people feel as though they are on the top of the world. It is one of the best places to get the most amazing sunset views. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Negombo and head to the Pidurangala rock. Once the hike to Pidurangala rock is over we will provide you a Sri Lankan style lunch. Then after lunch you will be taken to the Dambulla cave temple. Once visiting the temple the tour will be over and you will be dropped back to your hotel.
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Stop At: Pidurangala Rock, Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka

The rock next to Sigiriya is called Pidurangala. King Kashyapa built his King’s Palace on Sigiriya, but he worshipped Buddha on Pidurangala. The monastery dates back to the third century BC, but it was under Kashyapa that it became huge. It’s said the monastery was home to 500 monks and occupied an area of 14 acres during his reign. The temple is still there today, and open to visitors. But Pidurangala is not only a temple. It is way more famous for being right next to Sigiriya and offering a stunning view of Sigiriya. Both rocks have nearly the same height: Sigiriya rises 200m above the surrounding jungle and Pidurangala is said to be only 1m shorter.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Jaffna Hwy, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka

The Dambulla cave temple (also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla) is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka. The Dambulla cave monastery is still functional and remains the best-preserved ancient edifice in Sri Lanka. This complex dates from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, when it was already established as one of the largest and most important monasteries. King Valagambahu sought refuge here from South Indian usurpers for 15 years during his exile from Anuradhapura. After reclaiming his capital, the king converted the caves into a temple in the 1st century BC. Many other kings added to it later and by the 11th century, the caves had become a major religious centre and still are.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pickup travelers from any hotel in Negombo


  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Dambulla Cave Temple
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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