Boulder Gardens

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  • Address: Sigiriya , Sri Lanka
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Family And Kids, Nature

Located adjacent to the water gardens, stand boulder gardens. Covering nearly the entire western side of Sigiriya rock, these gardens were built by King Kasyapa, in the year 1600. The striking feature of these gardens is the design. Stones are placed in a certain irregular pattern to create an illusion of harmony.

Take a tour within the garden and you will see that most of the boulders have natural shelters beneath them. History says most of these shelters where constructed by Buddhist atheists. Taking a closer look to these shelters, you will find descriptions on the rocks. Another unique feature is the shelters created by the boulders. The shelter prevents the rainwater to flow into the caves. Later when king Kasyapa came into power, he beautified the garden to make it look like a paradise. 

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot.

  • Entry is free.

  • You can visit the place in the evening as well.

  • By bus or tuk tuk

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  • Boulder Gardens Address: Sigiriya , Sri Lanka
  • Boulder Gardens Timing: 24-hrs
  • Boulder Gardens Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Boulder Gardens(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Boulder Gardens: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 91.89% of people who visit Sigiriya include Boulder Gardens in their plan

  • 24.56% of people start their Boulder Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boulder Gardens

Monday, Friday and Saturday

72.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Boulder Gardens

People normally club together The Mirror Wall and Water Gardens while planning their visit to Boulder Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily, and we have to climb a series of vertiginous staircases attached to sheer walls to reach the top. On the way we pass a series of quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion's paws carved into the bedrock. The surrounding landscape – lily-pad-covered moats, water gardens and cave shrines – only add to Sigiriya's rock-star appeal. Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to be once the epicentre of the short-lived kingdom of Kassapa, and there are spellbinding vistas across mist-wrapped forests in the early morning.

  • Way overpriced. Nice view at the top though. Not possible to pay by card. Even though it's 30 usd to enter. And hundreds of people enter every day. Get here early in the morning! Otherwise it will be really busy.

  • Bel sito,curato e pulito.Se non siete amanti delle camminate,se avete problemi di vertigini...lasciate stare.Se decidete di visitarlo,passerete delle ore stupende!!!!

  • රජමාලිගාව කොයි විදිහට තිබෙන්නට ඇති දැයි හිතා ගන්න පුලුවන් මේ තන තියන ඉඩ ප්‍රමාණය දැක්කහම

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