Things To Do or What To See in Sigiriya

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Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. 

1.Sigiriya Fortress
Sigiriya Fortress

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.

The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king’s death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.

2.Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple

Pidurangala Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Pidurangala village of Matale District, Sri Lanka. The temple was constructed on a massive rock called Pidurangala, which is located a few kilometers north of the historical fort Sigiriya.

Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple
3.Sigiriya – Archaeological Museum
Sigiriya - Archaeological Museum

The Sigiriya Archaeological Museum situated near the Sigiriya rock ticketing office. You have to pay only Sigiriya entry fee for visit the museum. Its better to visit museum before climb the Sigiriya rock because you can get a general knowledge about Sigiriya. It will be help you to understand the things of Sigiriya easily.

4.Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.

Minneriya National Park
5.Cobra Hood Cave
Cobra Hood Cave

Also known as the “Parumaka Naguliya Lena”, the Cobra Hood Cave is a natural geological formation, part of the famed Sigiriya rock.

6.Sigiri Art Gallery

Visit to Sigiriya will no doubt be an exciting experience.

Sigiri Art Gallery
7.Sigiri Safari
Sarath Safari Sigiriya

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.

8.Thalkote Wewa

The Thalkote Wewa is a river situated in Thalkote, Sigirya. It has the Sigiriya Rock and Pidurangala Rock as the backdrop. The river provides water for cultivation in the area, such as paddy and vegetables. Travellers can take the jungle / village trail to Thalkote Wewa which is about 6 km long and takes about 3 hours to complete. It is a great way to observe the village traditions and lifestyle.

Sigiriya Wewa
9.The Lion Gate
The Lion Gate

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.

10.Sigiriya Tank

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres high.

Sigiriya Tank
11.Habarana lake
Habarana lake

Habarana is a charming city belonging to the Anuradhapura District in the north central region of Sri Lanka. Being located in a major road junction, Habarana is very close to Sigiriya and is a perfect stop for nature lovers. Habarana is also the starting point of departure for safari trips to Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks, which offer some of the island’s best elephant-watching.

12.Hiriwadunna

Visit to Hiriwadunna will no doubt be an exciting experience.

Hiriwaduna

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