Pidurangala Rock is few kilometres away from the Sigiriya Rock. Pidurangala Hike is a beautiful hike to the top through historical ruins of a Buddhist monastery. It usually takes about 40-50 minutes to climb up to see the spectacular panoramic view of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the widespread forest surrounding the area.
Remember to take enough water, refreshments, and clothes to cover yourself as you the entrance is through a Buddhist temple. It can get hot into the afternoon; it is recommended to start the hike in the morning or early morning to catch the sunset.
Top of the rock can be a bit windy at times, make sure to keep steady steps while exploring the sightings. Exploring Pidurangala Hike during weekdays is will give you a better experience as it can get crowded during weekends.