Hidden in 4 acres of forest at the base of the Pidurangala rock is Back of Beyond Pidurangala, a bird watchers paradise. This is a real hideout; you will only hear the chirping of birds during the day and in the night the sound of nocturnal species.
A great base to experience the nature and culture.
Two nights stay at Back of Beyond Pidurangala will enable you to relax, enjoy Mother Nature’s bliss and explore the historical sites of Sri Lanka.
Situated in Sigiriya: walk or ride to explore the 5th century World Heritage site of Sigiriya and the neighboring Pidurangala rock and ancient monastery. A 30 minutes drive will take you to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks where the world famous Wild Elephant Gathering takes place. Elephants tend to roam in the premises in the night, Slender Loris and many other species call this home.
Back of Beyond Pidurangala has a bungalow with three bedrooms with a living and pantry area. This can accommodate 7 people. Other three individual cottages can sleep two people in each room; rear verandah opens to the forest.
Highlight here is the two storied tree house which has the living on the ground floor and sleeping on the upper floor.
Other than the tree house all other cottages have fans. All cottages and tree houses are equipped with mosquito nets.
In house Chef cooks delicious traditional rice and curry and western meals.
As Back of Beyond is situated in Sigiriya and very close to Pidurangala Rock Monastery these two can be explored by walking or cycling. Dambulla Cave Temple and Minneriya National Park is just 30 minutes drive. Polonnaruwa also can be reached in 1 hour drive.
Back of Beyond Pidirangala is one of THE BEST PLACES FOR BIRD WATCHING. Surrounding bird sanctuary is home for many species of birds and the staff can take you to guided bird watching trails near the lake. Slender Loris is a common sight in most of the nights.