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Overview of Sigiriya Village

Of an ancient demigod king and his magnificent rock fortress in the sky. Of breathtaking cloud maidens holding lotus flowers. Of a stone throne facing the rising sun. Of pleasure gardens and a lone lion guarding his kingdom.

Welcome to Sigiriya. The age-old reign of regal kings and untold passion. A soil on which wars were waged and a tapestry of rich history woven.

Our jungle retreat, Sigiriya Village, has the breathtaking sky-palace in its sights. Nestled in the village of Sigiriya, bathed in her cloak of lush velvety-green paddy and glorious birdlife, the retreat is also at the heart of the Cultural Triangle, home to the isle’s richest archaeological heritage sites. The hotel is humbled to be a part of this glorious heritage as we welcome you to our sanctuary – to share the glories of an ancient culture, to bask in the tranquillity of soothing village life, and simply escape to quieter times where life is unhurried. Where there is time to listen to the pure magic of a poignant bird call or quietly watch a majestic elephant make her way through the jungle.   

The hotel’s design complements perfectly its rural setting as it blends effortlessly into the rustic village life around it. Earth-toned cottages and gardens landscaped around their natural environment add to the Village’s magic, while its Ayurvedic Centre is specially designed to offer guests a rejuvenating taste of indigenous herbal care to soothe both body and mind.

The magic awaits you at Sigiriya Village, where legends unfold.

Accommodation of Sigiriya Village

Sigiriya Village has 100 rooms, individually designed earth-toned cottages, each with a bedroom with exquisite bathroom, and private verandah. Standard and Superior cottages are on offer with or without A/C.

Other facilities include satellite TV, telephone and mini bar.

The cottages are arranged in six clusters, with a unique Sri Lankan theme and vibrant interiors. The cottages are equipped with modern amenities and are designed in a manner to ensure optimum comfort. Clusters of cottages are named and decorated with reference to rural life. The interiors of the King Fisher cluster are highlighted in hues of blue; the Paddy cluster in shades of green, the Temple cluster uses frangipani motifs in yellows and white, and the Ayvurudic cluster in reds, oranges and greens. The King Arbor cluster is secluded and provides for more privacy.

Standard Cottages

This is the latest venture whereby all cottages are air-conditioned namely Ganga Addara and Avurudhu. These cottages are with attached toilets, hot and cold water, and private verandas.

Superior Cottages

The superior cottages are found in The King Fisher,The Temple and Paddy Field clusters. These cottages were refurbished in 2007 and are furnished with large comfortable beds and have a sitting area, writing desk, private verandah and they come equipped with all the mod-cons such as satellite TV and mini-bar. In addition, the rooms have hot and cold water, a separate dining area, as well as a private veranda.

Deluxe Cottages

The deluxe cottages located in the Kings Arbour are similar to a suite. The rooms are designed in a manner that is reminiscent of royal living, with king sized beds, bath tubs with hot and cold water, satellite TV and mini-bar, a pond and a private courtyard.

Hotel facilities

  • Rooms and public areas are WI-FI enabled
  • Gift Shop
  • Cofee Bar

Recreational facilities
  • Clay-top tennis court
  • Cycling
  • Jogging track
  • Jungle trekking
  • Bird trail
  • Kiddies park
  • Rooms and public areas are WI-FI enabled

Ayurvedic Centre 

 headed by an experienced Ayurvedic Physician, allows guests to experience this indigenous, ancient    healing wisdom, which provides the most natural methods of relaxing one's body and mind. All the herbal oils, scrubs, and wraps used for the therapies are prepared using herbs from the hotel's own garden.


At the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, Sigiriya Village is just a few minutes' drive, and in most cases not more than a 90-minute drive, to many of the isle's most glorious ancient temples and palaces - centuries-old monuments brought to life by years of painstaking labour, brick by arduous brick carried on foot up mountains and through rivers - and the country's best national parks.


Lion Rock: Approximately 2-minute drive to the World Heritage Site rock fortress, built in the 4th century AD


Dambulla: Approximately 15-minute drive to this ancient cave temple with breathtaking wall and ceiling paintings


Ritigala: Approximately 30-minute drive to this range of wooded mountains where winding paths across stone bridges lead you to a 2nd century B.C. forest hermitage site


Matale: Approximately 60-minute drive to the Aluvihare cave temple, Nalanda Gedige - an image house, which is a composite style of architecture unique to Sri Lanka, as well as an extraordinary combination of Hinduism and Buddhism - and spice gardens


Hill country: Approximately 60-minute drive to velvety-green tea gardens and a truly pleasing climate


Mihintale: Approximately 90-minute drive to one of the most revered sites of Buddhists across the country, where the first message of Buddhism was heard in Sri Lanka


Polonnaruwa: Approximately 90-minute drive to see truly magnificent ruins of an ancient civilization


Anuradhapura: Approximately 90-minute drive to the first capital city of ancient Sri Lanka, a glorious era in the island's rich history


Kandy: Approximately 90-minute drive to the revered Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha


Minneriya National Wildlife Park: Approximately 45-minute drive to the park which is home to Sri Lanka's much loved Sambar Deer, Leopard and Elephant. The central place of pride is the ancient Minneriya Tank built in the 3rd century AD by King Mahasena, where during the dry season (June-September), herds of wild elephants gather to bathe and graze, and huge flocks of birds including the Cormorant and Painted Stork fish in the shallow waters


Trincomalee: Approximately 2-hour drive to the breathtaking turquoise-blue waters of the country's east coast


Wasgamuwa National Park: Approximately 3-hour drive to a nature reserve, famous for its herds of wild elephants

Activities Available in Sigiriya Village

  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Nature Trails and countryside walking
  • Photography and Filming

Dining of Sigiriya Village

The hotel's main restaurant - located in a central area slightly aloof from the cottages - serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a la carte dining, while the bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Facts of Sigiriya Village

City - Sigiriya

Category - Hotels in the Cultural Triangle

Distance from Colombo - 169 Km (4.30 hour drive)

Distance from Airport - 155 Km (4 hour drive)

Price Guide - Rates on request

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