Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the national capital, is located about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southwest of Sigiriya, while Colombo is 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the southwest.
The Sigiriya Archaeological Site and Sigiriya Museum are some of the attractions to do and see around Sigiriya.
Sigiriya isn't the only place in this popular region worth seeing; visitors with plenty of time can also drive a little further out to experience the magic of the surrounding countryside, cities and cultural attractions. Anuradhapura, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast, and Elkaduwa, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north of Sigiriya are also waiting to be discovered.
If you have great weather, take the time to explore Sri Lanka's open-air markets. Places of worship are often the best doorways into a region's spiritual traditions. The temples around Sigiriya are no exception.
The area around Sigiriya offers plenty of activities for energetic visitors who enjoy watersports. Boating and sailing are both ways to have fun upon the water here.
Be sure to take your tastebuds for a tour of Sri Lanka's restaurants and cafés. Chicken and beef are regularly used as features in local dishes. Kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) and vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix) are some popular regional treats for you to try. Sri Lanka desserts such as king coconut are also great to try. No matter what time of day, relax with a refreshing local coconut milk.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Sigiriya, head to the nearest major airport situated in Colombo, 80 miles (129 kilometers) away.