Sigiriya is an ancient palace, the name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of a rock of nearly 200 meters. It has also been classified as one of the wonders of the world. Heritance Hotels which are located close by to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, has a proud history of distinguished services that can be traced back to 140 years through the main parent company of Aitken Spence Hotels. Heritance Kandalama does not sit on a landscape, it is the landscape. Kandalama is a hotel which is closely associated with the beauty of nature, most nature lovers make sure that they visit Kandalama, as it is a luxury and tranquil place where one can relax and unwind and experience the best of what nature has to offer. Monkeys clamber up the pillars, as they swoop up the open corridors and build nests in the corner and wild elephants come to drink in the lake in front of the hotel. Set at the heart of the cultural triangle, with views of the Sigiriya rock fortress from the infinity pool, experience a retreat full of luxury, elegance and comfort at one of the finest 5 star hotels in Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya being a fortress, had been a well designed for its defenses by having ramparts and moats built around it. There are several approaches to the inner city and the most prominent is the western entrance. The most renowned is the Sigiriya paintings or frescos of sigiri damsels locally called as ”sigiri apsaras” painted on a western Rock Face cavity about 100 meters high from the rock base. It is believed that the environment around Sigiriya may have been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Famous frescos are classified as in the Anuradhapura period, the painting style is unique. The gardens of the Sigiriya City are one of the most important aspects of the site, as it is among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world.
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