Relax in luxury in Sigiriya
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Destination Guide to Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Situated in the northern central province of the island, Sigiriya is home to one of the great natural wonders of Sri Lanka. A UNESCO world conservation sight, the stunning natural scenery around the Sigiriya Rock fortress has made it one of the main attractions to visitors on a special heritage adventure in Sri Lanka.
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Being part of the country’s Cultural Triangle, the surrounding region offers truly stunning architecture from Sri Lankan history. Sigiriya’s breathtaking landscape is full of ancient relics and murals that will be enjoyed by any avid explorer. Pack some walking boots as trekking across the mountainous terrain is the best way to see the sights. Although within the historic towns there are limited restaurants and bars, there are luxury spa resorts in Sigiriya for those looking for a comfortable getaway.
- EATING AND DRINKING
Although limited in comparison to some of the larger towns and cities on the island, Sigiriya and the surrounding region do have some local culinary delights to offer:
- New Sigiriya Cafe in Sigiriya -
Offering both Sri Lankan and more western meals, the kitchen will cook made to order meals for you.
- A&C restaurant in Matale -
Set in a converted house, the A&C restaurant offers authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. The menu is varied and full of exciting flavours.
- Casserole in Anuradhapura -
In the centre of Anuradhapura town, this restaurant is always busy due to its popularity with the locals. Offering Sri Lankan, Chinese and western food, the menu is brilliant for a day on the go.
- BBH restaurant in Dambulla -
The restaurant is continually popular with locals as it offers a great selection of Sri Lankan cuisine and snacks.
- CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Home to one of the island's main attractions, Sigiriya is full of cultural highlights:
- Sigiriya Rock fortress
One of the most breathtaking destinations in the whole of Sri Lanka, the palace is a towering fortress built in the fifth century. The ruins are known as the “Lion’s Rock” due to the unbelievable structure of a lion built on the fortress sitting 200m in the sky it still attracts large crowds.
- Sigiriya Museum
Before you begin the trek up to see the fortress, check out the Sigiriya Museum. Here you can learn about the world conservation site and the history of the fortress. A highlight is the giant model of the Sigiriya excavation site.
- Cave Temples in Dambulla
The impressively conserved Buddhist heritage site is south of Dambulla. Dating back to 1st century BC the five main caves hold an extensive collection of religious murals and offer breathtaking views.
- THINGS TO DO
Enjoy the best nature adventure in Sri Lanka:
The best way to see all the Cultural Triangle has to offer is by trekking. Tours are provided by local operators who will know the best routes to make the most of your time at the world conservation site.
- Elephant rides
For a once in a lifetime experience book an elephant ride across the conservation site. Journey across the Lily Lake located at the bottom of Lion Rock and come face to face with Sri Lanka’s wildlife.
- Water Gardens
As part of the conservation site and at the western approach to the rock fortress, the gardens offer an oasis of tranquillity and beauty. The Water Gardens contain water fountains, symmetrical ponds and water channels.
The best travel tips for luxury travellers to Sigiriya
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