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Denoted as the eighth wonder of the world, Sigiriya is situated in the Northern Matale District neighbouring Dambulla town. This ancient rock citadel comprises prevailing archaeological and historical significance. Sigiriya was the new capital of King Kashyapa in (477 – 495 CE), where the king built his palace on this 200 meters high pillar rock. Our Kandy to Sigiriya day trip enables the visitors to sight the ancient rock fortress and its planning. A massive number of travellers are attracted to visit this UNESCO world heritage site annually. Our day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy is the best selection to visit Sigiriya within one day.

The Kandy to Sigiriya day trip will begin between 5.30 am to 6.00 am. Travellers will be picked up from the hotel they are accommodating in Kandy, to start with the Sigiriya day tour from Kandy. The distance between Kandy and Sigiriya is about 92 km which is two and a half hours ride. Our travel guide will pick you from the hotel in Kandy and transfer to Sigiriya. Comfortably sit back in our luxury vehicle and travel to meet the lion rock fortress. You will pass by spectacular backdrops all through the day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy.

Arriving in Sigiriya, you will be dropped at the entrance where you will purchase entrance tickets. Then you will walk along the flat ground surrounded by greens and water ponds. After passing the long lane, start moving upwards. You will come across a few steps and flat paths before coming to the climbing point. Upon reaching the staircases, walk along the steep, narrow steps while encountering the surrounding views. Capture some memorable portraits of Sigiriya day tour from Kandy.

Initially, you will encounter the Mirror wall then the lion gate and frescoes. As you hike further, you will discover the archaeological attractions of this ancient monastery complex including water gardens, vivid paintings, boulder gardens and terraced gardens. Once you have reached the top of the rock peak, the surrounding panorama will drive you crazy for sure. The outlook from the pinnacle is farfetched with the local landscape, mountains, statues, ruins and verdant greens. We hope the day trip to Sigiriya from Kandy is compelling and an unforgettable expedition.

After the climb, walk down to finish the Kandy to Sigiriya day trip. Get into the vehicle and drive back to Kandy. You will be stop over at the spice garden and shopping hubs of Kandy before concluding Sigiriya day tour from Kandy. Finally, transfer to the hotel in Kandy to relax the night.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kandy
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission – Citadel of Sigiriya – Lion Rock
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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