The most captivating tourist attractions in Sri Lanka are sure to captivate any visitor.
Outdoor activities include going on a safari to observe leopards in Yala National Park,
climbing a nighttime pilgrimage walk to see the sunrise atop Adam's Peak, or hiking the giant Sigiriya Rock in the middle of the forest.
The Sigiriya Rock Fort is quite impressive. The island's king once lived in an old castle on a flat plateau where the rising rock walls eventually give way.
Sigiriya Rock is also called lion rock in classical Sanskrit.
The Sigiriya Rock is not as difficult to climb as it first appears. After ascending over 1,200 stairs, you reach the summit. That is comparable to climbing 60 flights of stairs.
The hike starts at the Fountain Gardens and progresses upward to the Boulder Gardens.
There are only a few straightforward steps to ascend. Hikers will see numerous huge stones with caves beneath them as they look around.
The strenuous climbing starts with the first section through the Terraced Gardens. There is a platform where hikers may regain their breath and take in the view at the top of these stairs.