PIDURANGALA An Ancient Monastery In The Shadow Of An Ancient Fortress

Before King Kasyapa constructed his fortified palace upon Sigiriya, a number of monks resided within the proposed ground area for construction of place complex. To accommodate his kingdom in the clouds, the king graciously relocated the monks to the adjacent rock formation of Pidurangala in the 5th century AD, where he built a humble temple and monastery amidst a religious complex of dagabas and temples.

Today, Pidurangala serves as an additional climb to Sigiriya with panoramic views of the ancient fortress and the surrounding landscapes. Enveloped by foliage from all sides, the irregular steps that lead to a landing which houses a large reclining Buddha statue, which is considered to be the oldest one built in brick within Sri Lanka. Also  Pidurangala  provide breathtaking vistas of the region as well as famous for observing sunrise

  • Time of departure: Any time you can vist but Best time to depart from Tropical Life is at 7:30 a.m. or couple the tour with Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa , Ritigala or Mineriya visit .Consult front desk for more details
  • Tour duration: 2.5 hours
  • Travel duration: 30 mins
  • Distance from the hotel: 20 km via Kandy-Trinco Hwy
  • Tour inclusions:  water, juice and driver and Guide Optional