Lion Rock Fortress

Sigiriya (Lion Rock fortress) is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.

Distance from Airport : 147km

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The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high. King Kassapa had reverted his fortress to an ecological wonder by having Royal Pleasure Gardens, Water Gardens, Fountain Gardens and Boulder Gardens made inside the inner city as well as at the palace premises on the Rock summit. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World heritage site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka

Facilities
Around Sigiriya (Lion Rock fortress) there are super luxury accommodation to stay. You can taste delicious food & beverages & experience BBQ dinners, nature walks, cycling, Elephant ride through the lake by Lion Rock, collecting souvenirs, outdoor tented camps, Archeological studies, paintings etc.

Surrounding
Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya Museum, Sigiri Art Gallery, Minneriya National Park & Dambulla Cave Temple are the interesting & nearest location to visit around Sigiriya (Lion Rock fortress)

Hotels Nearest
5 Star Hotels: Kandalama Heritance Hotel, Vil Uyana Jetwing, Aliya Resort & Spa, Amaya Lake Hotel - Kandalama. 4 Star Hotels: Hotel Sigiriya, Cinnamon Lodge – Habarana, The Deer Parl Hotel – Girithale Tank, Thilanka Resort & Spa Dambulla, - Habarana Village by Cinnamon – Habarana, Camellia Resort & Spa – Habarana, Dambale Boutique Chalet, Green Ayurwedic Resort. 3 Star Hotels: Back of Beyond - Pidurangala/Sigiriya , Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela  

Category
Archeological Site, Sri Lanka, Nature, Elephant Rides, Camping, Paintings, Photography, Hotels