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Sigiriya Holidays

Time Difference +04:00 BST
Average Temperature 25°C
UK Flight Time 10.75 Hours
Fly To Bandaranaike International

Sigiriya Holidays

Sigiriya is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the place to go if you want to experience the majestic fortress that is the "Lion Rock". It has many been built with great imagination and offers a lot for the curious…

See first hand the opportunity to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka's world famous historic site. Built by King Kasyapa in 5th century AD, the awe inspiring fortress was said to be built to fend off invasions. Whilst the palace built at the top of the 200m high rock is no more, you can still go right to the top of the rock through a gatehouse shaped in the form of a lion! Experience this once in a lifetime chance, and step through the paws of the lion and up the stairs where breath taking views await.

Not only was the place a royal fortress, it is steeped in religious importance. Buddhists used the place as a monastery during the 14th century. You can experience the rich, culture through the archaeological remains of today.

The gardens here are a must see during your visit. They are divided into three: water gardens, cave gardens and terraced gardens. They are one of the world's oldest landscaped gardens and are a fantastic way to really soak in the atmosphere.

This holiday offers nearby luxurious hotels to suit your needs. Live in your own royal fortress during your stay at Polonaruwa Rest House at the "Queen's suite", where Queen Elizabeth has stayed herself!

For the adventurous traveller, Sigiriya holidays are brilliant in fulfilling those with a keen need to explore the world's history. Located within "The Cultural Triangle" it is perfect for Indiana Jones wannabes!

Adventure awaits you so enquire now and make a start to an unforgettable journey.

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Archaeological sites
  • National park
  • Caves
  • Wildlife

Sigiriya Holidays

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