Well-known among adventure travellers as an idyllic viewpoint and a challenging trekking destination, Pidurangala rock is ensconced in hidden wonders and mysteries. The rock offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding regions and visiting it will indeed be an experience that one would cherish for a lifetime. Read on to know more about Pidurangala
A little bit of history
Although there aren’t any pieces of evidence that show proper timelines, it is believed that King Kashyapa while constructing the Sigiriya, moved all the monks who already occupied the Sigiriya rock to Pidurangala by constructing a monastery here. Today no monks live here but the ancient rock still houses evidence of a religious establishment being built here.
Those who wish to reach the summit will have to take a strenuous climb which is a bit more challenging than climbing Sigiriya. Though it is challenging, the climb offers scenic vistas and the route to the summit is extremely beautiful. It is recommended that you should climb the rock during early morning and evening hours since it can be very hot and humid during day time.
Once you reach the top you will be greeted by an awe-inspiring view of the magnificent lion rock -Sigiriya and the summit also offers countless opportunities for creative photography.
Things to remember
If you have decided to take on the rock make sure that you wear comfortable and light clothing during your trek. Suncream, a hat and shades might also come in handy and don’t forget your cameras. You will also need a good pair of shoes that is suitable for walking on rugged terrain. Also, do a little bit of research on your own before your trek. if you are stationed at any of the Dambulla hotel properties the likes of Heritance Kandalama you could reach out to the front desk where their staff would be more than happy to provide information and to be of assistance to you