Sigiriya is located in central Sri Lanka and is famed for the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, known as the eighth wonder of the world, this incredible structure was built to resemble a Lion (the foot is still visible today) hence its other name 'Lion Rock'. There are also a number of gardens as well as Minneriya National Park home to an abundance of wildlife for you to explore.
Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.