Top 10 things to do in Sigiriya

  1. Sigiriya Rock Fortress

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    Explore the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Sri Lanka's most iconic landmarks. Climb to the top for panoramic views and discover the fascinating history of this ancient palace.
  2. Pidurangala Rock

    Pidurangala, Sri Lanka
    Hike up Pidurangala Rock for incredible views of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the surrounding jungle. This lesser-known attraction is a great alternative to the crowds at Sigiriya.
  3. Dambulla Cave Temple

    Dambulla, Sri Lanka
    Visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, a complex of five cave temples filled with ancient Buddhist murals and statues. This site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved cave temple complexes in Sri Lanka.
  4. Minneriya National Park

    Minneriya, Sri Lanka
    Go on a safari in Minneriya National Park, home to hundreds of wild elephants, as well as other wildlife like leopards, sloth bears, and sambar deer. Take a jeep tour for the best chance to spot these majestic animals.
  5. Sigiriya Village Tour

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    Experience rural Sri Lanka with a Sigiriya Village Tour, where you'll visit local farms, meet friendly villagers, and learn about traditional Sri Lankan culture and cuisine. This is a great way to get off the beaten path and see a different side of Sri Lanka.
  6. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
    Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a sanctuary for orphaned and injured elephants. Watch as the elephants bathe in the river and interact with their caretakers, and learn about the conservation efforts to protect these magnificent animals.
  7. Sri Muthumariamman Temple

    Matale, Sri Lanka
    Explore the colorful Sri Muthumariamman Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Mariamman. Admire the intricate carvings and decorations, and learn about the Hindu faith and its traditions.
  8. Sigiriya Museum

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    Learn about the history and culture of Sigiriya at the Sigiriya Museum, which showcases artifacts and exhibits related to the ancient city and its inhabitants. This is a great way to enhance your visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  9. Sri Lankan Cooking Class

    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    Learn how to cook traditional Sri Lankan dishes with a cooking class in Sigiriya. You'll visit a local market to pick out fresh ingredients, then learn how to prepare and cook delicious Sri Lankan dishes like curry and hoppers.
  10. Hiriwadunna Village Tour

    Hiriwadunna, Sri Lanka
    Experience rural Sri Lanka with a Hiriwadunna Village Tour, where you'll take a bullock cart ride, go on a boat ride, and visit a local farm. You'll also have the chance to interact with friendly villagers and learn about their way of life.