This magnanimous structure will blow you away because it is so overwhelming! The Lion Rock Temple at Sirigaya has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Sri Lanka. It was constructed by a king who used this temple as his personal getaway, and after his death this temple was used as a Buddhist monastery. When you reach the top of the rock, you will have an incredible view to see!
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
There is a direct bus to Sigiriya from Kandy at 7.30 in the morning. So if you are planning for a day trip to Dambulla and Sigiriya I suggest you take this bus directly to Sigiriya and you can visit Dambulla caves on your way back to Kandy. This should make your day less daunting. If you don't feel like making this long and quite hectic trip, there are other places nearby Kandy like Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage,Botanical Garden, Tea museum etc, to spend your day in a relaxed way. You can rent a tuk tuk for the day to take you around to these places. Be aware that if the tuk tuk driver suggest you to visit gem factories, where if you buy something he will get a share of the profit and it possibly might be a scam. So gently avoid anything he suggest to buy unless you are very sure of it.