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Sigiriya

Sigiriya

Population:
1001
Average Climate:
Summer: 24°C – 31°C
Monsoon: 25°C – 29°C
Post monsoon: 25°C – 30°C
Winter: 22°C – 29°C
Best time to visit:
January – April
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About Sigiriya

Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is one UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The land of Sigiriya is full of culture and history, and this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colorful frescoes. The surrounding landscape lily pad covered moats, water gardens and quiet shrines and the excellent site museum, the whole face of the hill appears to have been a gigantic picture gallery perhaps the largest picture gallery in the world. The paintings consist of beautiful ladies of about 500 or more. More frescoes can be seen elsewhere in a location called the Cobra Hood Cave.

Tourist Attractions

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Sigiriya museums

s The sigiriya museum is known one of the most attractive in south Asia. A UNESCO world heritage museum represents its cultural, technological and archaeological. The museum exhibits of various artifacts found through archaeological excavations such as a human skeleton, tools, jewels, sculptures. The first section of Museum belongs to the Prehistoric Sigiriya. Then the early Buddhist monastic periods are featured followed by the Pre Kasyapa period. Finally the third gallery is solely dedicated to King Kasyapa which is the ‘Golden Age’ of Sigiriya.

The Royal gardens

Mirror walls

Hotel

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Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sigiriya,Sri Lanka

In a groundbreaking project Jetwing Hotels created a private nature reserve consisting of a wetland system with lakes and reed beds. Jetwing Vil Uyana was built within these environs with rooms which have been placed within the paddy fields itself. This exciting lifestyle hotel thereby created a unique approach to eco-living. Re...
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Wild Grass Nature Resort

Sigiriya,Sri Lanka

Housing an outdoor pool, Wild Grass Nature Resort is set amidst the forests of Sigiriya. Its spacious villas offer floor-to-ceiling glass windows, living room and private terrace with panoramic forest views. Spacious air-conditioned villas have a private bathroom with open-air showers. In addition to a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee...
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Sigiriya Village Hotel

Sigiriya,Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Village, offering tourists an abundance of nature, is set in the midst of one of the most historical landscapes of Sri Lanka. With the Sigiriya Rock Fortress as the backdrop, this eco- friendly hotel is surrounded by vast gardens and lotus pools offering comfortable and charming accommodation units that come along with ...
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Elephant Corridor Hotel

Sigiriya,Sri Lanka

Famed as the first luxury boutique hotel in Sri Lanka, the Elephant Corridor Hotel is located on 200 acres of natural landscape. Enforcing environmentally friendly methods the rooms are built to preserve the natural environment surrounding it. With a range of luxurious amenities and unmatched services, guests can enjoy...