North Central Province

Private Dambulla Sigiriya Day Tour


Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • Climb the ‘Lions Rock’
  • Photograph the beautiful ruins
  • Sigiriya Museum
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Wood Carving
  • Village Tour

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Family 3 4 5%
2 Small Group 5 8 20%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of day to visit Sigiriya?
However, the best time to visit Sigiriya Rock is at around 7 AM. It has the least number of the crowd during this hour of the day and also the light is good enough for clicking some of the great photographs. Or you can also plan your trip to Sigiriya late in the afternoon for the same reason.
How much time to visit Sigiriya?
To thoroughly enjoy the historic triangle of Sri Lanka, make sure to spend at least 2 days here to experience all of the best things to do in Sigiriya.
What should I wear to Sigiriya?
we definitely recommend wearing a pair of hiking boots, or some sneakers/trainers for the hike. SUNGLASSES, HAT, SUNSCREEN
What is the secret entrance of Sigiriya?
To enter Sigiriya, visitors to the location have to cross over a 15 foot deep moat that is thought to have once been filled with crocodiles and required to have a drawbridge in order to cross it. The foundation on the outside of the moat is claimed to have had walls that are 7 foot tall
How many steps does it take to climb Sigiriya?
It's 1270 steps. Not all in one go. It is a medium to difficult climb as you need to consider heat and humidity. But ages up to 70 will be fine.
What time does Sigiriya Cave Temple open?
The cave temples are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The entrance fees to the caves are LKR 1500.
How long does it take to climb Lions Rock?
Lion Rock is recommended to climb from 7 AM to avoid the heat and crowd. The climb to the top will take about 45 minutes. Exploring the whole area around and on top of the rock will take you about 2 – 3 hours.
Why is Sigiriya famous?
Sigiriya was designated as a world heritage site in 1982. Sigiriya is famous for it's palace ruins on top of a massive 200 meter high rock surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures. The rock itself is a lava plug left over from an ancient long extinct volcano.
What are the special features of Sigiriya?
The gardens of Sigiriya are one of the most important aspects of the site, as they are among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. The gardens are divided into three distinct but linked forms: water gardens, cave and boulder gardens, and terraced gardens.
Who built Sigiriya and why?
The citadel on top of Sigiriya was built by King Kasyapa who ruled from 477 to 495 CE. The King chose Sigiriya as his residence because it provided adequate protection from attack. Kasyapa's brother, Moggallana, was the rightful heir to the throne. Therefore, the King was aware of potential conflict arising
Is Sigiriya 8 Wonders of the World?
There's a reason UNESCO ranks Sigiriya as the 8th Wonder of the World and once you see it you'll completely understanding. Sigiriya is a stunning ruins of a castle build atop a tall rock mountain.
How does Sigiriya get water?
Sigiriya: Sri Lanka's ancient water gardens - BBC Travel The pools at the top of the rock are filled with rainwater, and a series of drains cut into the rock connect to a large cistern, which feeds into the underground conduit system to help supply the gardens with water
Is Sigiriya Rock Man Made?
Sigiriya, or Lion Rock, is a natural geological feature – a hardened magma plug from an extinct and long-eroded volcano. It s much more than a grand granite monolith, however. Back in 477 AD, according to ancient chronicle Culavagnsha, King Kasyapa chose Sigiriya as the site for the new capital of Lanka.


Group Size

01 - 03
04 - 06

Tour Type

Day Tours

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