Day Excursion to Sigiriya and Pidurangala

Duration: 10 hours
Provided by Helanka Vacations

Overview of the tour in Negombo

Our company driver will pick you up from your hotel in Negombo and proceed to Sigiriya. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Then once you descend from the fortress have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch proceed to Pidurangala rock. Pidurangala is an enormous rock located a few kilometers north of Sigiriya. The two rocks have an interlinked history: whilst King Kashyapa was building Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the 5th century, he moved monks living around Sigiriya to a new monastery on Pidurangala Rock. An ancient cave temple still houses objects from various vintages that reflect Buddhist, Hindu and western beliefs, and the stupa to the left of the temple entrance is believed to mark the spot where King Kashyapa was cremated. Once the tour ends be dropped back t your hotel in Negombo.

This activity includes:

  • Sigiriya
  • The Lion Rock Hotel
  • Pidurangala
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting point

Pick up at your place

On arrival

We pick up from any hotel in Negombo

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

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