Located in a pleasant environment which is
1.4 KM far from the World heritage Sigiriya. the historical rock fortress.
the 14 rooms property managed by an affable local family.
Experience the most convenient location with splendid and tidy accommodation.
Discover the glorious cultural traingle and fill up your travel with adventurous moments.
Visit more tourist attractions in a short period while staying with the most welcoming hospitality
Welcome to "Sigiri Lion Lodge"
Owner – "Sigiri Lion Lodge"
Escape to our private nature reserve of five distinct habitats in Sri Lanka’s legendary cultural triangle. With a purpose-built wetland in the shadow of an ancient fortress, our flourishing landscape has been crafted to enchant you
We stayed here for only one night. We drove our rental Tuk Tuk here. They do have a big packing space! The host was super nice! He showed us multiple rooms and allowed us to pick which room we preferred with the same price. The room was clean! The internet works better outside or on the first floor. We picked the room on the third floor, so the internet did not work very well in the room. The room had a hot shower! The price that we paid for the room included breakfast which was Western and Sri Lankan style. Be careful of monkeys especially on the third floor! The host did warn us not to leave anything outside because of monkeys. There are also peacocks walking around! The host speaks English very well so he can help you with any recommendations on what to do around the area or if you have any questions. Highly recommended!
This is probably one of the most special and beautiful places in Sri Lanka. The couple who run the hotel are super helpful und friendly. You will feel at home instantly and the nature surrounding this place is just breathtaking. Absolutely would recommend this hotel!!😍😊
I cannot recommend this place enough, it is the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka. The host is the friendliest person with fantastic recommendations of beautiful walks, massages and just great to chat to. The rooms are basic but very clean and beds are comfy. My partner and I drove our own tuk tuk around Sri Lanka and our clutch broke on a small country road, the host organised a technician to come and fix it straight away so we were able to hit the road again the next day. Stay here for a wonderful experience that is great value for money and with a delicious breakfast.
The owner is super kind!Very helpful. Room clean,AC+fan,hot shower, enough space with share terrace,wiew to the jungle(you can see monkeys, birds and other animals)perfect location-10m Lion Rock,100m main road,5m walk to restaurants. Also good Sri Lanka breakfast.
Very happy with my experience here. I stayed for two nights with my husband, and we had a lovely time. It’s only a short walk to Sigiriya main entrance (around 15 min). Very quiet place, feels like you are in the middle of the jungle. The host was welcoming and helpful. Nice breakfast with fresh fruit and some local specialties.
It is believed that the history of Pidurangala Vihara goes back beyond to the first and second century BC. From those days Pidurangala was used as a Buddhist monastery but became a prominent place during the reign of King Kashyapa (473 – 495 AC).
According to ancient chronicles, Prince Kashyapa had killed his father King Dhatusena and fled to Sigiriya to find out a more secure place to prevent retaliation attacks from his half-brother, Mugalan. With the arrival of King Kashyapa, the Bhikkus who were meditated there were requested move to the nearby Pidurangala. In a sort of compensation, King Kashyapa refurbished the temple and made it a prominent place.
Ritigala mountain consists of four peaks which rise steeply from the surrounding plain. The mountain is 6.5 km in length, and divided into northern and southern blocks by Maha-Degala Gorge. The highest peak is Ritigala Kanda in the southern block.
At 766 m (2,513 ft) above sea level, and 600 m (2,000 ft) above the surrounding plains, Ritigala is the highest mountain in northern Sri Lanka. The modern name Ritigala is derived from the ancient name Ariṭṭha Pabbata (Dreadful Mountain), mentioned in the Mahavamsa.
Its elevation is higher than the other main tourist attractions of the north central plains, namely Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Mihintale. The significance of this topographical feature lies in the abrupt sheerness of the massif, its wooded slopes, and the wet microclimate at the summit.
Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150–200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefit from food and shelter of the park’s forest. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.