Outdoor Activities in Sigiriya

Outdoor activities in Sigiriya are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Sigiriya comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Sigiriya and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Sigiriya has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Sigiriya.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Sigiriya:

  1. #1 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1625 itineraries
    Citadel Of  Sigiriya - Lion Rock

    Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Rock Climbing, Nature

    Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    One of the underrated and unique attractions of Sigiriya is the ‘Lion Rock’. Nearly 200 meters high, this big rock is magnificent because of its structure that looks like a lion. At presen...Read more

  2. #2 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1820 itineraries
    The Sigiriya Fortress

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The fortress was designed by the King Kasyapa to serve as his capital. Accordingly, prior to its abandonment, Sigiriya was surrounded by magnificent moats, gardens, palaces and had four gates. A gigan...Read more

  3. #3 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1287 itineraries
    Golden Temple Of Dambulla

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Cave

    Address: Dambulla Golden Temple, Dambulla, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Comprising of over 80 caves containing paintings and sculptures, this is another World Heritage Site within the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, about twelve miles from the Sigiriya Fortress. In spite ...Read more

  4. #4 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1425 itineraries
    Cobra Hood Cave

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Tourist Center, Rock Climbing

    Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Moving to the next level from the Boulder Gardens, you can see a cobra shaped rock, popularly known as Cobra Hood Cave. Raise your head and you will see that the rock is shaped as a cobra’s hood...Read more

  5. #5 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 307 itineraries
    Minneriya National Park

    Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari

    Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana , Sri Lanka

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    An hour drive from Sigiriya will take you to this beautiful national park of Sri Lanka. It is centrally located and is considered as the best place in Sri Lanka to observe wild Asian elephants. In fac...Read more

  6. #6 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1054 itineraries
    Pidurangala Rock Temple

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    Address: Pidurangala, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Offering a gorgeous view of the dense Sri Lankan forest, the Pidurangala Rock is nearly as tall as the nearby Sigiriya. From the top you can view the entire Sigiriya complex while at the base is a Bud...Read more

  7. #7 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1349 itineraries
    The Sigiriya Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Tourist Center

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Located just 200m from the Sigiriya fortress, the museum has a number of displays featuring the history of the region. The displays are simple, but informative and provide an excellent context to the ...Read more

  8. #8 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1626 itineraries
    Frescoes

    Tags: Art And Culture

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Sigiriya Frescoes, might once have been one of the largest collection of ancient painting in the world.  Reportedly, painted by artists perched 100m from the ground, the Frescoes were a colle...Read more

  9. #9 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1667 itineraries
    Pethikada

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Statue

    Address: Pethikada, Sigiriya Village, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This award winning art gallery is filled with traditional and modern paintings, traditional handicrafts like wooded sculptures, statues and lacquer works. It is a must-see place for anyone interested ...Read more

  10. #10 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1161 itineraries
    Sigiriya Craft Village

    Tags: Village, Arts And Crafts, Souvenir Shop

    Address: Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you wish to buy authentic fabrics and other items of Sri Lanka, come to Sigiriya craft village. Step into the village and you will be exposed to various shops selling batiks, brass-works, ornamenta...Read more

  11. #11 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1257 itineraries
    The Sky Palace

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Garden, Adventure

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Situated on an enormous rock, surrounded by lush forest and painted a gleaming white, the Sky Palace, is said to have resembled a gigantic floating cloud in its hey day. The walls of the rock were als...Read more

  12. #12 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1348 itineraries
    The Mirror Wall

    Tags: Art And Culture, Tourist Center, Nature

    Address: Sigiriya, Matale District, Central Province, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Mirror Wall, once buffed to perfection so as to reflect the King's face, has survived the ravages of time for over 1600 years. Reached by climbing the Lion Staircase halfway in the Sigiriya Fortre...Read more

  13. #13 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1307 itineraries
    Boulder Gardens

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Nature

    Address: Sigiriya , Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  14. #14 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1282 itineraries
    Water Gardens

    Tags: Water Body, Garden, Tourist Center, Nature

    Address: Central Province, Matale District, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Moving to ahead of boulder gardens, the route will take you to the water gardens. This area has both small as well as large water gardens. The first garden you come across is a miniature one, situated...Read more

  15. #15 of 30 Outdoors Activities in Sigiriya
    - Used in 1248 itineraries
    Sigiriya Elephant Ride

    Tags: Outdoors, Safari, Tour, Nature

    Address: Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If you wish to explore Sigiriya in the best way, get on the back of any of the elephants that local tour guides offer to take a trip around the place. The elephant will walk pass through the forest an...Read more