Even though the climb to the top is a bit tedious, the view from the top of Sigiriya rock is breathtaking and rewarding.
How to get there
Sigiriya has made it into the list of places to visit in Sri Lanka not only because of its historical value but also because of the unique experience it has to offer. Sigiriya is located in the Central Province of the country.
Where to stay
There are many hotels and resorts in Sigiriya where you can stay over, or you can stay in Dambulla or Kandy, which is the hill capital of Sri Lanka and travel to Sigiriya for the excursion. You can visit blogs such as Truly Sri Lanka for more information on accommodation.
Plan to climb in the morning
Being a vast rock that is located in the dry zone, Sigiriya can get extremely warm when the sun is out. So, the best time to explore Sigiriya is in the early hours before sunrise.
Why is it important
Sigiriya was built by King Kasyapa who made it his rock fortress when he was fleeing from his brother. And to this day, it is an admired piece of art in Sri Lankan history.