SIGIRIYA

SIGIRIYA

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion.

PRICE ON REQUEST

Pick-up from Colombo Hotel       - 0630hrs

Drop-off to Colombo Hotel           - 2000hrs

 

Highlights

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Pidurangala Rock
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Village Tours
  • Elephant Rides

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