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Sigiriya Airport is an air force base and domestic airport located in central Sri Lanka. Located near the city of Dambulla, the airport is also known as SLAF Sigiriya.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit around Sigiriya

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1 - Ancient City of Sigiriya

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2 - Pidurangala Rock

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3 - Safaris in Sigiriya

• Morning (5.30am) or afternoon (2pm) - arrange with guide after booking. • Hotel Pickup+and drop free of charge Habarana hotels and city area.. if go to kaudulla 10 dollars extra charges • 3 hour tour of Minneriya National Park • Comfortable Jeep • Maximum 5 people • English speaking guide • Water bottle included

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4 - Minneriya National Park

   14 km away

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.

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5 - Dambulla

   14 km away

Dambulla is a town situated in the north of Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the second largest populated and urbanised centre after Matale in the Matale District.

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6 - Archaeology Tours in Sigiriya

Anuradhapura (Sinhala: අනුරාධපුරය, romanized: Anurādhapuraya; Tamil: அனுராதபுரம், romanized: Aṉurātapuram) is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sinhala civilization. It was the third capital of the kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara.

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7 - Dambulla Cave Temple

   16 km away
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8 - Dambulla cave temple

   16 km away
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9 - Wildlife Watching in Sigiriya

Enjoy getting an unforgettable experience by looking at the elephants of Minneriya national park, Kaudulla national park or Hurulu eco-park for around 5 hrs game drive. get a chance to enter inside of the wilderness to see the real habitat of wildlife that most famous for the largest elephant gathering of Asian elephants on the earth. This is the best opportunity to observe how elephants drink, feed and congregate with their herds and you will be able to see numerous species of birds, langurs, crocodiles wild boars. reserve your seats to feel the natural habitat of wildlife by thrilling in this game drive.

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10 - Minneriya

   19 km away

Minneriya is a small town in Sri Lanka that is famous for two things — the great Minneriya lake built by King Mahasen and Minneriya National Park which is a hot spot for safari lovers because of its abundance of elephants.

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11 - ගල් විහාරය - Gal Viharaya

   28 km away
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12 - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Sigiriya

(SKU: LK62210100) Get this amazing opportunity to go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Sri Lanka. Sail in the tranquil skies and enjoy the beautiful views of Kandalama and Dambulla. The tour is dependent on weather conditions. If you are staying at a hotel in a nearby city (Habarana, Kandalama, Sigiriya or Dambulla) you also receive a complimentary pickup from your hotel to the starting point.

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13 - Kaudulla National Park

   30 km away

Kaudulla National Park is a national park on the island of Sri Lanka located 197 kilometres away from the largest city, Colombo. It was designated a national park on April 1, 2002 becoming the 15th such area on the island.

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14 - Bird Watching in Sigiriya

The Sigiriya Village tour allows you to encounter traditional aspects of Sri Lanka with all its authenticity. You will get the opportunity to spend time with locals and take part in numerous village activities that structure regular day to day life in a village, for example, a bullock cart ride, a catamaran ride and a stroll through the paddy fields. Figure out how to prepare traditional Sri Lankan lunch. You will complete off with an exceptionally delicious lunch, served in Sri Lankan style. This will be your genuine Sri Lankan vacation experience.

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Here's what to see and do in Sigiriya, one of the three cities in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle. Note that the entrance fee to the city of Sigiriya is 4200 LKR (about 25€), which gives you access to the temples and palaces, as well as the most iconic sites such as the Lion Rock. The Lion Rock is the main tourist attraction in Sigiriya. The Lion Rock has been a World Heritage Site since 1982. The fortification, which is located on top of the Lion Rock, was built in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. It was built by King Kashyapa who considered the rock a strategic place to control the city against possible attacks. If you want to enjoy a panoramic view of the area, we recommend climbing to the top of Lion Rock. There are archaeological remains which were once a fortress. At the top of the Lion Rock you can also see picturesque frescoes from the same period as the construction of the fortress. The walk to the top can be a bit costly: it is a path with several flights of stairs, totalling 1200 steps. The walk is well worth it as the views are breathtaking. We recommend that you bring water and, in sunny weather, sun cream. A good time to visit the Lion Rock is early in the morning when it is less crowded and less hot. If you are curious about the history and heritage of the place you are visiting, we recommend a visit to the Sigiriya Museum. Here you will find an exhibition of photographs, reproductions and murals of the town. The museum highlights the cultural interest of Sigiriya. It explains the city's relationship with other countries through its trade routes. This museum can be visited in about an hour. We recommend that you visit it before your climb to Lion Rock as this will give you more information about it before you leave. Practical information Price: The entrance fee is included in the city entrance fee. Location: Sigiriya Thalkotta Opening hours: 8am to 5pm For the more adventurous, we recommend climbing Mount Pidurangala. This is a mountain for more experienced climbers as there are some tricky climbing sections on the last part. Mount Pidurangala is located next to the Lion Rock. It is less famous but just as high. From the top you have a magnificent view of the mountains of Kandy, Pollonaruwa and Anuradhapura. This mountain also has a cave that you can visit. From the top of Mount Pidurangala, you can see the Sigiriya Rock in the distance and take a picture worthy of a travel catalogue. We recommend climbing Mount Pidurangala at sunrise to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.

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