SIGIRIYA, SRI LANKA
Solo Tour Guides
Book a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide to fully get the most out of your stay in Sigiriya. He will plan an itinerary specifically tailored to your requirements. As well as looking after your safety and welfare at all times.
Jihan has a BM (Hons) degree in marketing. He has a sense of adventure. His passion is travelling and learning about new things. He was born in nearby Dambulla, raised in Matale, grew up in Colombo and studied in Kurunegala. So Jihan has a good knowledge of different areas of Sri Lanka. For hobbies Jihan enjoys hiking, white water rafting and computer games such as PUBG. In addition to these he enjoys playing cricket, like most of his Sri Lankan compatriots. If you would like a young educated guy with a sense of adventure as your tour guide, then book Jihan.Jihan is 25 years old, is a non smoker and speaks English, Tamil and Sinhala.
Total cost for the guide services of Jihan for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Jihan after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Jihan for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Jihan after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
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Sigiriya. Magma from an extinct volcano formed Sigiriya Rock . Furthermore it rises to 200 metres above the surrounding jungle offering impressive views. It is more or less in the centre of the island, in Central Province. Nearest towns are Habarana and Dambulla. Sigiriya itself is a small village that takes advantage of the tourist trade offering accommodation, dining experiences and the small manufacture of souvenirs. Such as wooden elephants and batik clothes.
In the 3rd century it was a monastery. However King Kasyapa decided in the 5th century to build his royal place there. Nowadays the fortress complex shows remnants of the old palace. It consists of an amazing array of ponds and canals, of gardens, fountains and alleys.
One feature that is a standout are the frescoes. They were painted on the western wall. Only 18 have survived today. But the most famous ones are shown everywhere in Sri Lanka from table mats to jigsaw puzzles. They depict the naked picture of several ladies from King Kashyapa’s concubine. Indeed it is said that he had a harem of 1000 ladies, but never bore any children. Men from the surrounding areas were not too happy as he took away all the beautiful women in the region.
After King Kashyapa’s death, the fortress reverted back to Buddhist monastery. This lasted until th3 14th century. Thereafter they abandoned the fortress rock.
At the northern side of the rock is the entrance. The original design was that of a lion. Today only the feet remain. The upper parts of the lion body are no longer visible as they have been destroyed. It is thanks to this image of a lion that the palace was named Sigiriya. As a result the village takes this name also. It originates from the word “Sigahri” which means Lion Rock.
Another feature of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress is the “Mirror Wall”. It was once polished so well that the King could see his reflection it in. It is painted with inscriptions and poems from long gone visitors. The most ancient inscriptions date back to the 8th century.
Note the surrounding area is truly jungle. There are wild elephants, jungle fowl and monkeys. You will the cacophony of monkeys as they shout to one another or land on the tin roofs of the local houses. You may think Sigiya is a quiet serene place. A place of reflection perhaps. The jungle noises may tell you something different.