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Pidurangala Rock

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Pidurangala is a massive rock formation located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. It has an interesting history closely related to that of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climbing to the top of Pidurangala Rock is more strenuous than...more
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Pidurangala,Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sigiriya Rock is the number one tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and this is also the main reason why most tourists travel to Sigiriya. In fact many other travelers I spoke to also agreed that Sigiriya Rock was great but it was Pidurangala Rock that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to climb pidurangala rock to see a spectacular sunrise at the top. The climb started at 5.30am, and it was pitch dark. The first part of the ascent was easy, there were steps and lighting. As the ascent continued the lights were no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 852pareshb
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited this very impressive rock together with a group. Our guide did inform us that there were some 1200 steps to the top of the Rock. As I am over 80 years old I felt that i may not make it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanting to avoid the crowds of Sigiriya we headed to this alternative. Climb not that difficult leading to fabulous views (including if one wishes of the hordes at Lion Rock). Got to the top c0830 and no more than a dozen others present.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robinhbishop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Get an amazing view of Lions rock from the top of this place. The hike isn't long, we made it up in about 30-40min but the last part where you are bouldering can be challenging if you are old or not flexible. The hike is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RoyStormer
Reviewed 4 days ago

its only about 500 rupees to get up this rock via the temple at the bottom, the first part of the climb are stone steps and paths , the last part is a scrambling climb UP boulders. If you go for sunset you will need...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JayceeSurrey
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk past the monastery (pay them a coin) and continue the hike to the top! The climb is not super easy but neither hard. The view from the top is priceless. We stayed until sunset and walked down with the small crowd and our flashlights....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Turcinov1
Reviewed 1 week ago

the climb was a little bit more challenging than we expected. The last part to the top was a bit scary but we made it. The view from the top was worth the quickened heartbeat!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cmoes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited both Pidurangala and Sirigiya on consecutive days. Loved both, but Pidurangala is a much quieter and serene. The climb is fun, and the views when you make it to the top are spectacular. If you're on a budget also worth remembering that Pidurangala is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jpw_golf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have 4 kids (ages 2,4,6,8) and just recently did this hike...it was awesome. We are adventurous travelers but think that this is very doable for a family. Our 8 and 6 year old hiked the entire way by themselves. My wife carried the 2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 3, 2019|
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Response from 753kasunf | Reviewed this property |
Train is the cheapest mode but no direct trains between Jaffna and Habarana. Jaffna to maho then maho to habarana two trains. You can get a public transportation to seegiriya and then a tuk. Or else jaffna to Dambulla then... More
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take a tuk tuk
September 5, 2018|
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Response from 980duaneu | Reviewed this property |
I was there at 5am, paid my 500 and started hiking to reach the top for sunrise. You need a flashlight or I used my iPhone light.