Holidays To Sigiriya

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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!

Holidays to Sigiriya

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Jetwing Vil Uyana - £1196 PP

Sigiriya

Sri Lanka

5 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Holidays to Sigiriya

Dambulla Sri Lanka

Heritance Kandalama Hotel - £1379 PP

Sigiriya

Sri Lanka

5 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Holidays to Sigiriya

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka - 4 Star Hotel - £1299 PP

Sigiriya

Sri Lanka

5 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

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Time Zone

UTC/GMT +5:30 hours

Airlines Flying

SriLankan Airlines, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways

Languages

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

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.

Sigiriya Museum

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.

Boulder Garden

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.

Mirror Wall

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.

Palace Garden

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.

Frescoes

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.

Lion’s Paws

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.

Terrace Garden

This Garden is sculpted out of a natural mound. All terraces rest in a parallel round circling the rock, thoroughly rising over the other.

Wildlife Sanctuary

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.