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Sri Lanka’s most recognizable landmark, Sigiriya Rock looms 200 meters above the plains, an ideal position for a fortress.

Palace on the rock

However, when the usurper King Kasyapa built his base here in the 5th century he didn’t build merely a fortress but a fabulous palace on top of the rock, complete with pleasure gardens below.

Wonderful view

One thing that remains unchanged over the centuries is the magnificent view from the top, over miles of jungle and rolling hills.

Lion's Paws and frescoes

Wall frescos, Sigiriya, Sri LankaToday only ruins of the palace remain, but features such as the massive Lion’s Paws and radiant frescoes of beautiful damsels give visitors a glimpse of its former splendor.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Sigiriya

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Sigiriya, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Sigiriya

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sigiriya. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Sigiriya

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Sigiriya, and which use the best local guides.

Map of Sigiriya

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