Sigiriya is located 175 kilometers north-east of Colombo – the capital of the island, and 10 kilometers from the highway Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Trincomale, located between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane.
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To get there by car you must take the track A1 or A6. The best way to get there by public transportation is to take a bus from Dambulla.
There is a bus every 30 minutes starting from 7AM. The trip will take approximately 40 minutes.
A staircase of 1250 steps is leading to the highest point of Sigiriya. The way from the bottom to the top lasts approximately 2 hours. Because of the high temperatures during the day it is better to visit the place in the morning. Wear comfortable clothing, take water with you and don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Locals can enter the site after they pay a Rs50 entrance fee.
Foreigners will have to pay $30 USD. This will also grant access to the Sigiriya museum.
The ancient site is open every day from 7:00AM to 5:30PM (last entrance at 5:00PM).