Introduction to Sigiriya
The town is located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is a popular stop for tourists interested in its archaeological ruins. Essentially, the town has but one main attraction. This is the fortress, inclusive of various gardens and palaces built in the 5th century AD by King Kasyapa. As the story goes, after a failed attempt to murder and usurp his father, the reigning king, Kasyapa fled to Sigiriya and had this fortress built to fend off future invasions, including possible revenge by his own father.
Taking a trek up to the fortress is the only major tourist activity that Sigiriya has to offer. There is little else to do in the town. There is no industry and the local economy is totally tourist driven so do be careful of touts offering shortcuts to the fortress.
- Meeting and Tour Starting Point: from Colombo or any Hotel in Colombo
- Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Water Garden / Lion’s Paw / Mirror Wall / Frescoes
- Dambulla Cave Temple
- Pickup and drop-off in Airport or Colombo
- All Transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
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