A Majestic Rock Fortress built upon a dramatic past.
Getting to Sigiriya
Best Time to Visit
Things to Do in Sigiriya
Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in central Sri Lanka. It was built in the 5th century AD by King Kashyapa as a royal palace and fortress. Today, it is one of the most visited attractions in Sri Lanka and a must-see for tourists.The fortress is surrounded by beautiful gardens, water gardens, and moats, which were all part of the original design. The gardens are carefully landscaped with trees, shrubs, and flowers, and the water gardens feature fountains and pools.
Pidurangala Rock is located nearby and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Climbing Pidurangala Rock is a popular activity for tourists who want to get a different perspective on the area.
Minneriya National Park is a wildlife reserve located about 30 minutes from Sigiriya. The park is home to elephants, leopards, deer, and many other animals. Visitors can take a jeep safari to see the wildlife up close and also enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Village tours are a great way to learn about the traditional Sri Lankan way of life and customs. Visitors can visit nearby villages and see how the locals live, learn about their customs and
traditions, and try local cuisine
Hot air balloon rides are a unique and thrilling way to see the stunning landscapes of Sri Lanka. Visitors can take a hot air balloon ride over the countryside and enjoy breathtaking views of Sigiriya, Pidurangala, and the surrounding areas. The rides typically take place early in the morning and last for about an hour.
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Folklores Associated with the Sites
Legend has it that Sigiriya was once a palace of King Kasyapa, who built the fortress in the 5th century AD to protect himself from his enemies. The palace was said to have been adorned with precious gems and treasures, and a mirror wall that reflected the beauty of the surrounding landscape. According to folklore, the king met his tragic end at the hands of his own brother, who challenged him to a duel and emerged victorious.
- Carry warm clothing, as the weather can get chilly, especially at night.
- Carry comfortable shoes for hiking and walking around the town.
- Don’t forget to carry sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
- Try the local cuisine, including hoppers, kottu roti, and Sri Lankan curries.
- Respect the local customs and traditions when visiting the religious sites.
- Be aware of the cultural sensitivities associated with photography in Sri Lanka.