Sigiriya is one destination in Sri Lanka that no one should miss out on. But that trip need not end with just a hike up the rock and back down because there is so much more on offer at Sigiriya that one should experience!
Nature Trail – Habarana
Habarana is situated to the North of Sigiriya and still retains its scenic forestry through which you can walk the Nature trail, accompanied by an experienced villager. The classic flora and fauna of the Sri Lankan arid zones with the likes of water monitors and monkeys will keep you entertained!
If you’re staying at a hotel in Dambulla, Sri Lanka the likes of Amaya Signature Dambulla, then you may want to ditch the idea of being taken to Sigiriya via car and instead try Cycling your way to either Sigiriya Rock itself and follow it up with a bicycle tour around the village with a villager accompanying you!
Minneriya National Park
One should never miss a chance to watch the gentle giants that are Elephants in their natural habitat, and what better space to do it than a safari at the Minneriya National Park?
Sigiriya is not the only historically significant rock in Dambulla that you can hike up. If you’re looking for a more challenging rock to conquer, then Pidurangala, the peak directly opposite Sigiriya is the one for you! The trail takes you up past a historic temple and much harder rock climbs to traverse to a breathtaking view!
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