Sigiriya is one of the best and famous places in Sri Lanka. A lot of foreigners and native travellers love to visit Sigiriya. Sigiriya has a lot of names like “Lon Rock”, “Alakamandawa”, “Sinhagiri “.in this post I will share everything you need to know about Sigiriya rock. Also, the history of Sigiriya Sri Lanka.
History of Sigiriya
Sigiriya rock was a kingdom, and it built by King Sigiri Kashiapa. There has a story about King Kashyapa. King Dhatusena is the father of King Kashyapa. King Kashyapa got throng by overthrowing king Dhatusena after that he killed his father. This story happened in around 473 AD.king Kashyapa’s brother is prince Mugalan. In this time prince Mugalan escape to India.
King Kashiapa build Sigiriya within 18 years because he was afraid of Prince Mugalan. This information located in a book called “Mahawanshaya.”
Sigirya has a lot of historical value.
How to Travel Sigiriya
Sigiriya located at the Northern Mathale District and the nearest town is Dambulla. You can use Bus, Train or Privet vehicle like Car, Van to travel Sigiriya. I will share how to use 3 of those ways travel to Sigiriya.
Use a privet vehicle is the best way to travel around Sri Lanka. You can rent a car or van. There have two roots to reach Sigiriya via privet vehicle.
The faster way is to use the Katunayaka Expressway (E03). Pass Minuwangoda, Giriulla and come to Kurunegala. Then drive to Dambulla from Kurunegala in A06 Road.
Also, you can use Kand road (A01).drive to Ambepussa and turn off to Kurunagala then Drive to Dambulla in A06 Road.
Then Drive to Inamaluwa Junction then you will see a replica of Lion’s Paw also there has signed to Sigiriya.
The bus is a cheap and easy way to travel around Sri Lanka. By the way, there was no direct bus to Sigiriya. You have to take a few buses to reach Sigiriya. When you start your journey from Colombo Pettah, You can get the Anuradapura (NO.15) bus, Polonnaruwa bus, or Trinco(No.49) bus. When you got any of those three kinds of a bus, you have to buy a ticket for Dambulla.
After you come to Dambulla. You can get the Sigiriya bus at Dambulla station. Also, you can use Tuk-Tuk from Dambulla to Sigiriya. (It will be a little high cost than travel on the bus)
You have to get tickets to the Habarana railway station. Habarana Station is the closest station to Sigiriya(15km for Habarana).
There has only one train travel Colombo Fort to Habarana. Also, you have to spend like 5 hours to reach Habarana. When you arrived at Habarana, you have to get a bus to Sigiriya.
What can you see in Sigiriya?
As I told before Sigiriya is one of the historical places in Sri Lanka. There has Lion’s Paw, Ponds, also you can Climb the top of the Sigiriya rock.in that road you can see arts and a lot of fantastic stuff. Complicated technology used to build Sigiriya rock. You will be amazed by what you see in Sigiriya.
Also, don’t forget to travel to Pidurangala Rock. The Pidurangala Rock is a few kilometres away from the Sigiriya Rock, and you can get a super cool view of Sigiriya Rock at Pidurangala Rock.
Also, there are a lot of places to travel around Sigiriya. I will share all of those places in the future.
This information is the all I have to share in this post. I hope you will like this and thank you for reading. I will see you in the next post.