Why SigiriyaJungles is one of the best hotels to visit in Sigiriya?
SigiriyaJungles is an upmarket hotel located in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, just 6 kilometers away from the Sigiriya Rock. It is a 13-minute drive to the Sigiriya Rock from the hotel. The hotel is built on a 10- acre land of natural vegetation and offers a panoramic view of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The hotel consists of 60 luxurious rooms in various categories such as deluxe, deluxe family rooms, deluxe plus, and suites.
To minimize the use of electricity for lighting, all rooms at the hotel make full use of natural sunlight, almost eliminating the need for electrical lights to be used throughout the day and there are ventilation structures that minimize the need for air conditioners.
The hotel has 3 prestigious awards under its belt viz:
- The ‘Safe & Secure’ certificate
This certificate was awarded by the KPMG for meeting the requirements of the COVID-19 Health Protocol.
KPMG is an independent auditing firm that offers this certificate after auditing the tourism establishments and service providers to see if the establishment abides by the requirements of the COVID-19 Health Protocol.
- ‘The Best of the Best 2021’ certificate awarded by the Trip Advisor
This is Trip Advisor’s highest honor offered annually based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers from around the world. This award recognizes the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction, and more, across a range of categories.
- ‘Loved By Guests 2021’ certificate awarded by booking.com
The “Loved by Guests” awards are based on real guest reviews and experiences in the property and given to hotels that obtain an overall rating of 8.0 and above. This prize is an evidence to prove the extreme level of satisfaction our guests feel about our service.
5 nearby tourist attractions you can visit from SigiriyaJungles hotel:
Kaudulla National Park:
Kaudulla National Park is located 197 kilometers from Colombo city and 40 minutes drive from the hotel. Birdlife International has declared it as an Important Bird Area. The park is made of dry evergreen forests and Chena cultivation and grasslands surround the tank area. There are 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, and 160 species of birds found in the park. In the drought period, Sri Lankan elephants move to the Minneriya tank to drink and feed. Around September, the elephants move to the Kaudulla tank in search of more water and food.
Located in central Sri Lanka, the Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple is a living Buddhist site that contains a series of five cave shrines. A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 years this is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings and 157 statues are of importance. This is one of the largest and most outstanding Buddhist complexes in the Southern and Southeastern Asian region.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress:
Sigiriya is one of the most important historical monuments and the most visited place in Sri Lanka. It is referred by the locals as the eighth wonder of the world and is one of the seven World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka. The archaeological beauty of this ancient palace and the rock fortress complex attracts thousands of tourists every year to Sri Lanka.
The palace is located in between two towns, Dambulla and Habarane on a massive rock of 370 meters tall above sea level. Sigiriya Rock is said to be formed of magma of an extinct volcano. The important features of Sigiriya are the mirror wall, the frescoes, and the gardens.
The mirror wall:
The wall is made of brick masonry and covered in highly polished white plaster; a huge number of verses scribbled by the visitors cover the wall some of them dating from as early as the 8th century. It is said that the mirror was polished to an extent that the King could see his image on the mirror.
An entire area of the western face of the rock, around 140 meters long and 40 meters high is covered by paintings of ladies. There are various thoughts about the identity of these ladies and one of them is that the ladies were wives of the king.
The gardens of Sigiriya are among the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. The gardens are divided into three distinct but linked forms: water gardens, cave and boulder gardens, and terraced gardens.
Ritigala is a mountain located in central Sri Lanka, 43 kilometers away from the ancient city of Anuradhapura. It is home to an ancient Buddhist monastery whose ruins and inscriptions dating back to the 1st BCE. Ritigala is the highest mountain in northern Sri Lanka.
Minneriya National Park
Witness a gigantic natural phenomenon—hundreds of elephants gathered at one place. Sigiriya Jungles Hotel is one of the closest hotels near Minneriya National Park, and a visit to this massive reserve will take only 15 minutes. The highlight of the park is its elephant gathering of around 300 – 400 elephants around the Minneriya reservoir during the dry season (July- September).
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