The time I visited Sigiriya

10th Dec 2018

Since recently I wanted to visit the Lion Rock in Sigiriya that everyone was talking about but organizing a trip amidst work seemed merely impossible. After months of contemplating I finally decided to make this trip a reality. Thankfully I came across a trust worthy tour agent called Esna Holidays, that took care of all of our holiday needs which was very convenient.

Water Garden Sigiriya
Day 1

We arrived at Water Garden Sigiriya, the hotel we stayed at on the 10th of December morning so we had plenty of time to explore the surroundings. There are so many things to do and see inside the hotel itself that we spent most of our time there.

Day 2

Next morning, we set out to climb the Lion Rock. It was approximately 3-hour climb given that we took multiple breaks in between to catch our breath. Also an important factor to remember is to take loads of water and juicy fruits to keep yourselves hydrated. The weather in the central part of Sri Lanka is quiet unpredictable however, you can expect the sun to pop out any time. We also wore sports shoes for safety and to protect our feet from the hot marble floor.

Lion Rock from a bird's eye

Photo of The Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka by Sandali Kulatunga

Highlight of the climb for me was to see the beautiful frescoes that covers most of the Lion Rock. Out of the many paintings only 18 have remained up to date. These paintings include bare-breasted females whose identity is unknown but locals say they are the King Kasyapa’s mistresses.

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