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Sigiriya is categorised as Heritage

Sigiriya Lion Rock (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 February 2011)
Polonnaruwa - Photo Courtesy Bernard Gagnon
Lions Paw - Photo Courtesy Venka Sub
Inside Sigiriya - Photo Courtesy Ela

Reasons to Visit
  • Sigiriya is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka in an area dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high.
  • According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa the site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 AD) 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 and now called Lion rock.
  • Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.
  • Sigiriya is the most visited historic and heritage site in Sri Lanka.
Know It
  • Sigiriya bears resemblance with is the Ajanta Caves near Aurangabad in India
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Colombo (185 kms)

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  • The Serendipity Tour (7 Nights)

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  • Travel to Sri Lanka – Summary in a nutshell
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Polonnaruwa is an Ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archeological relic sites in the Sri Lanka and is a UNESCO World heritage site.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Dambulla Cave Temple is the largest and best preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage, Caves

Destinations within reach from Sigiriya

  • Dambulla ( 20 Km )

    Dambulla is renowned and visited for the largest and best preserved cave temple complex of Sri more

  • Kandy ( 97 Km )

    Sri Lanka's hill capital is, perhaps, its most beautiful town. It is 488 metres above sea level, more

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Nearest Airport in Sigiriya
  • Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB ) , Colombo-185 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Sigiriya from Major Cities.
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Cochin (Ernakulam)
New Delhi

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