What you'll do
We will take you for an evening picnic on Pidurangala rock where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular sunset on the summit of Pidurangala as you savour local refreshments prepared especially for you. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you the story of Sigiriya & Pidurangala which dates back to over 3,000 years! On the way to the top you will see the ruins of an ancient rock temple, one of the oldest reclining Buddha statues made with mud-brick and the story of how local treasure hunters tried to destroy it to get to the treasure buried inside and a beautiful rock pool covered in water lilies that doesn't dry even in the toughest drought. You will see amazing views on the way and be treated to the majestic view of Sigirya rock rising above the forest plateau, once you reach the top.
I am a local expert with a passion for wildlife and eco-tourism. I do nature based tours and activities in Sigiriya. I can offer you a unique experience that you will not experience as a mainstream tourist in large hotels and tour agents. My experiences are unique, well specialised and guided by local experts who will add value to your experience.
Local refreshments and private picnic
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Where you'll be
You will visit: * Pidurangala Raja Maha Viharaya Ancient Rock Temple: Built in the 1930s but houses within it a cave temple dating back thousands of years. * Ruins of ancient Buddhist monastery dating back to 1st and 2nd century BC * Reclining Buddha made of mud brick: A beautiful 12.5 meter-long statute of a recumbent Buddha * View from the top: A breathtaking view of Sigiriya from over the jungle canopy
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Please contact me if you would like to confirm any details prior to booking.
Sunset Picnic on Pidurangala Rock