The Sigiriya Rock is a treasure trove of attractions. It is famed for its well preserved ancient frescoes, Mirror Wall and other remarkable facets such as the Cobra Hood Cave. The Cobra Hood Cave is known as such, because, it is shaped in the form of a Cobra. This is the location of an ancient Sanskrit legend. The wall of the cave still contains a plethora of prehistoric drawings some of which go as far back as the pre Christian era. There are also important inscriptions that are thought to have a connection with Sita’s stay here. The Cobra Hooded Cave gives Sita the name because of the evidence of this inscription above others. The Hotel Sigiriya is a luxury hotel which is one of the best hotels in Sigiriya Guests can get a luxury of pampering of the mind, body and soul in soothing oils and herbs, all part of a refreshing Ayurveda experience administered by professionals well versed in the art. Guests at Hotel Sigiriya can get enthralled by lush green landscapes that surround the hotel, with great views of the famous Sigiriya Rock. The Hotel Sigiriya is set amidst the backdrop of the Sigirya Rock.
The Cobra hood Cave located on the rock also boasts its own set of legends and art that is equally captivating. During the many years when the Sigiriya Rock was used as a monastery, the cave served as a popular place for meditation. Since this was its purpose after the reign of Kashyappa, the inner walls that once held drawings of animals and flowers was plastered to prevent distraction during meditation. The Cobra Hood Cave’s massive size and structure can easily be spotted on the way up the rock. Beautiful views of this ancient fortress and the Sigiriya City can be seen atop this rock. One can enjoy beautiful par anomic views of the fortress and the city below.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.