Things To Do Sigiriya


1.5 hours to 3 hours
The climb up the rock and back down will take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. (Depending on your fitness, age and the crowds.) There are some 1,200 steps to the top of the rock, where you will be rewarded with panoramic views and most certainly, a sense of accomplishment for completing the climb.

What are the most popular things to do in Sigiriya with children?

Even if you’re not willing to pay the extortionate entry fee to climb the rock, the area around Sigiriya is still worth a visit as there are plenty of opportunities for trekking and exploring. Nearby there are national parks, ancient cities (also expensive to enter!) and jungle-clad scenery.

What are the top attractions to visit in Sigiriya?

Main features of Sigiriya rock are Sigiri graffiti, Lion’s paw entrance, Boulders garden, Mirror wall, Fresco paintings of female figures, Extensive networks of landscaped garden, Water gardens, Moats, Ramparts and the remains of the palace.

Is Sigiriya worth visiting?

2 days
You can cover the entire journey within 2 days. Including Sigiriya Fortress,Pidurangala temple, Dambulla cave temple.

What is the special thing on Sigiriya?

DAMBULLA ROCK CAVE TEMPLE. We’d probably recommend making the trip to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple on your way to or from Sigiriya, considering Dambulla is the entry/exit point of most adventures to the rock fortress.

How many days do you need in Sigiriya?

The answer to this question is pretty straightforward: yes, you can. Even the locals wear shorts to combat the heat, but please remember to steer clear of hotpants when you are packing for your trip. After all, Sri Lankans value modesty, and hotpants reveal too much skin to be culturally acceptable.

Where do I go after Sigiriya?

Given the humidity levels, the temperature is quite warm all year round, with considerable rainfall through half the year. The best time to visit Sigiriya is in July, then August and next January, during which time you’ll find all flights and hotel fares at their peak unless you book in advance.

Is it OK to wear shorts in Sri Lanka?

Sigiriya Rock tickets cost 30 USD (or about 5,300 Rph), which is one of the most expensive historic sites you’ll find in Sri Lanka. However, if you’re at all interested in history and pretty amazing ancient architecture, then it will definitely be worth it!

What is the best time to go to Sigiriya?

Sigiriya Rock Entrance Fee

The entrance to Sigiriya rock is 5000 Rupees for foreigners and 50 for locals. This basically means it’s $30.

Is it worth climbing Sigiriya rock?

According to the Palm Leaf Book (Puskola Potha) of Ravana Watha (Ravana Story) the architect of the Sigiriya was a Danava called Maya Danava. He built up Sigiriya on the instructions given by King Visthavasa (Vishravasamuni) the father of Ravana.


Yes, Due to the transport link there are many budget accommodation in Dambulla than Sigiriya, if you are looking for budget accommodation then yes, staying in Dambulla and travailing to Sigiriya will better option as the bus fare will be very small. All of the wonderful historic sites require walking and/or climbing.


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