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Sigiriya is situated in the Matale Region in the Central District of Sri Lanka. It is situated inside the cultural triangle created by Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy, which comprises of five of the eight world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is popular for its palace remains on top of a huge 200-meter-tall rock encircled by the ruins of a large system of gardens, reservoirs and other constructions. The rock itself is a lava stopper left over from an early lengthy inactive volcano. It is also famous for its historical pictures (frescoes), which are the same as those seen at Ajanta Caves in India. It is normally agreed, nevertheless, that the Sigiriya Frescoes display a different Sri Lankan technique. Sigiriya rock, its compound and Pidurangala are the leading appeals in Sigiriya. Other than that, the Elephant Corridor Hotel provides excursions from LKR2000 into the nature encircling Sigiriya. Also, you may also want to ask the good-natured tuk-tuk drivers what else there is to do here, they would most surely come up with some thought. Book holidays to Sigiriya with Travel Center and profit from our all-inclusive holidays which comprise of inexpensive flights, cheap lodging and flexible booking choices. We at Travel Center are devoted to make sure that your holiday to Sigiriya is unforgettable!
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UTC/GMT +5:30 hours
SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Best Time to Travel
January to March
Modes of Transport
Bus, Boats, Car, Train, Tuk tuk
Currency Exchange Rate
1.00 GBP = 213.44 LKR
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Sigiriya Rock currently is a UNESCO recorded World Heritage Site. It is one of the top conserved samples of old urban organising. It is the most toured historic location in Sri Lanka. King Kasyapa, made his castle on the summit of this rock and adorned its edges with vibrant paintings.
This excellent museum utilises thorough and appealing exhibits and has an excellent overview of the location, offering a brilliant survey and describing Sigiriya’s ethnic significance past the clear pure charm. Trade courses are described, presenting Sigiriya's links with the Gulf, China, India and the Roman kingdom.
A clear natural or lopsided idea. The garden with pure rocks and twisting alleys is an enjoyable location to tour with your family. The Cistern Rock has a huge reservoir created by huge blocks of granite. Another rock has a garden sculpted out on it.
The graffiti here are of great attraction to scholars due to them displaying the evolution of the Sinhala dialect and writing, and because they reveal a gratitude of skill and charm. Carved amid the 6th and 14th centuries it is shielded on the surface by a 3m-tall wall.
The palace garden has plenty of plateaus and pools slit into the cliffs. It was the private garden with lots of plateaus and rock pierced ponds. The Garden rests at the pinnacle of the crest.
Midway up the cliff there’s an outdoor winding stairway going up from the chief path to a lengthy, protected gallery in the utter rock face. Safeguarded from the sun in the protected gallery, the illustrations last in unusually great state, their shades still burning. They’re at their best in the late-afternoon glow.
HCP Bell, the British excavator accountable for a huge quantity of archaeology in Sri Lanka, discovered the two large lion paws when excavating here during 1898. The 5th-century lion has since vanished, aside from the first steps and the paws.
Cobra Hood Cave
This overhang mirrors a completely unfurled cobra’s hood. Beneath the drip shelf is an engraving from the 2nd century BC that shows it was owned by Chief Naguli, who would have given it to a monk. The smeared inner part of the cave was once adorned with floral and animal pictures.
This Garden is sculpted out of a natural mound. All terraces rest in a parallel round circling the rock, thoroughly rising over the other.
Surrounding the famous Sigiriya rock, it is next to the Minneriya National park. Vegetation here is mostly dried evergreen jungle, bush jungles, and arid temporary jungle. Various elephant packs stay in this wildlife refuge Sambar, eagle and falcon are other famous animals discovered in this reserve.