Top things to see and do around Sigiriya – A historic wonder with ethereal energy!


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Any traveller who visits Sri Lanka will definitely include Sigiriya top in their travel plans. These are some of the incredible things to do when you visit Sigiriya.

Pidurangala Rock | Image Credit: <a href="">Westbeachzero</a>, <a href="">Aussicht vom Pidurangala-Fels</a>, <a href="" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Pidurangala Rock | Image Credit: Westbeachzero, Aussicht vom Pidurangala-Fels, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lion Rock

In fact, when it comes to the best things to do in Sigiriya, heading to Sigiriya Rock Fortress is recommended. The hike to the top of this rock is an exhilarating journey. Once you reach the summit, you’ll see one of the breathtaking panoramas in Sri Lanka. The ‘Sigiriya Damsels’, one of the most renowned iconic paintings of the country is painted in a cavity inside the rock.

Pidurangala Rock

Catch stunning views of Sigiriya atop the Pidurangala Rock! It is better to climb the rock early in the morning to avoid the heat. Once you reach the summit of the rock, you can enjoy the 360-degree views of surrounding valleys as well as the Sigiriya Rock. If you are staying at one of the many luxury hotels in Sigiriya the likes of Water Garden Sigiriya, you can reach the rock within 20 minutes.

Elephant Back Safari

Sigiriya is located in close proximity to many cultural attractions. When holidaying in Sigiriya, you should not miss an elephant ride because it is one of the most thrilling safari experiences in the country. These safari rides are not only about viewing exotic birds and wildlife around, it will also give you an opportunity to spend an awesome day with the gentle giants.

The Dambulla Temple

This temple is located 24km from Sigiriya and it’s known as the largest cave temple in Sri Lanka. The amazing rock paintings of vivid colours capture the minds of tourists who visit the temple.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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