Stand in awe of the ancient palace fortress of Sigiriya, which sits atop a granite outcrop, in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.
Standing vigil over the surrounding landscape, a towering granite outcrop plays host to the astounding Sigiriya Rock Fortress. This ancient ruin was once the capital of King Kassapa I, his historical palace, complete with walls adorned with exceptional frescoes and rocks inscribed with poetry.
The ruin is accessible via a staircase positioned between two gigantic paws of a lion, carved out of the rock face. Sigiriya is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular cultural attractions of Sri Lanka.
- Strap on your hiking boots and make your way to the top of Sigirya Rock
Min 30°C/86°F Max 33°C/91°F
As Sri Lanka is close to the equator, Sigirya experiences uniform weather throughout the year - except for the two months of rain (monsoon).
- Best time to travelYear round
- WildlifeWild Elephants
- LanguagesSinhala, Tamil and English are all officially recognised languages.
- Flying to SigiryaBandaranaike International Airport, at Katunayake, is the International Airport for Sri Lanka - serviced by flights from the UK, Middle East, India, Singapore and Europe.
- CurrencySri Lankan Rupee
This incredible 10-day Sri Lanka tour offers exceptional cultural, wildlife and beach excursions in three of Sri Lanka’s most iconic destinations.
Jetwing Vil Uyana is situated among reed beds and paddy fields and over the first man-made lake since the era of Parakramabahu I.
Embark on a wonderful, guided tour of historical Kandy, home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth.
Explore the many wonders of historic Galle, most notably the 17th century Galle Fort.
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